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So you’re a new dad, which means you’ll soon be hauling an unbelievable amount of baby gear with you everywhere you go

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So you’re a new dad, which means you’ll soon be hauling an unbelievable amount of baby gear with you everywhere you go

Depending on what your partner is carrying, you will likely want your own diaper bag backpack, ideally something that’s practical, good-looking, and has impressive longevity. Today, there’s no shortage of diaper bags for dads out there and they come in all sizes and shapes ⏤ from canvas toolkits and duffels to leather medical bags and camo messengers. But the best diaper bag backpacks are the best for a reason. Trying to figure out the best dad backpack for your specific situation? We still firmly believe that the best men’s diaper backpack is actually just a regular backpack. Long a classic, it’s what many guys...

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The light on your phone works in a pinch, but a sturdy, reliable flashlight is a must for every home

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The light on your phone works in a pinch, but a sturdy, reliable flashlight is a must for every home

How else are you supposed to get around during a power outage, find stuff in the attic, or tell ghost stories to your kids? But finding the best flashlight for camping, games, or everyday use isn’t easy — there are a range of LED flashlights, tactical flashlights, and headlamps to choose from based on your specific needs, ADVERTISEMENT When choosing a flashlight, get one with a rechargeable battery. Pay attention to whether it’s water-resistant or not, especially if you’re using it during hikes or campouts, and how heavy it is, for obvious reasons. In terms of how much light a...

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The best gifts for 8-year-olds are ones that encourage them to use their imaginations and play with friends

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The best gifts for 8-year-olds are ones that encourage them to use their imaginations and play with friends

There are plenty of toys that let your kid just zone out, but ones that require kids to dream up a backstory do much more in the way of learning through play. They’re more educational, not to mention versatile, so your budding 8-year-old won’t tire of them so quickly. Getting them off their screens for a hot minute is an added bonus. There are some 8-year-old milestones to keep in mind while shopping for toys. According to Stanford Children’s Health, 8-year-old boys and girls are still young enough to jump, skip, and chase each other around. They dress themselves and...

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Star Wars toys first hit store shelves in the mid-1970s

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Star Wars toys first hit store shelves in the mid-1970s

It wasn’t until the release of The Phantom Menace in 1999, however, that Star Wars-themed Legos entered the galaxy. Be it the Death Star Lego set or the Lego Star Wars Clone Wars sets, the new brick sets allowed kids to build entire scenes from a newly expanded Star Wars universe. There are so damn many Lego Star Wars toys out there that finding the best ones is more difficult than winning the Battle of Malachor.   If you’re going to buy Star Wars Legos, there are the ones every Jedi should own. LEGO Star Wars Episode VIII Kylo Ren's Tie Fighter 75179 Building Kit Thanks to Kylo Ren's...

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Before you had a kid you could leave the house with keys, wallet, and phone and be fine

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Before you had a kid you could leave the house with keys, wallet, and phone and be fine

But once you have a baby, that list gets way longer; everything from diapers to bottles to pacifiers become must-carry items, as does a quality men’s diaper bag. The best diaper bag backpacks for dads can fit all the on-the-go baby gear you need, keep everything well-organized, and provide easy to access. They can do this without making you look like a huge dork, because fatherhood doesn’t mean you sacrifice your sense of style. READ MORE: The Fatherly Guide to Poop, Diapers, and Potty Training There’s never been a bigger selection of some truly great diaper bags for dads. We’re talking...

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