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Paternity Wear

Speciality clothing for the expectant father.
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Create a range of clothing especially designed for the soon-to-be father. Such clothing could include insulated pockets for the bottle, integrated cloth-wipes pockets (one sealed for the used ones), and extra cushioning on the shoulder for those delicate and sleepy heads, (all fully wipable of course). The clothing would be hypoallergenic and dust free to help prevention of asthma and allergies (artifical fabric maybe?). Extendable mid sections could be included to allow the baby to snuggle up inside the jacket on a cold day. On the Plus, this allow another step forward in allowing the father in participate in the parenting life-cycle. On the minus, babies can already be quite expensive, so this should be promoted as a luxury item only - no father should feel obliged to buy the items.
jh84169, Jul 29 2003

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       I should mention, this is meant to help the father feel more included in the run up to the birth. It is well documented that often men can feel left out of this massive process, it being so obviously centred round mother and baby.
jh84169, Jul 29 2003
  

       also - if the back panel had a built in changing mat...for those times when the little one is not inclined to wait
mp83709, Jul 29 2003
  

       also - could come inclusive of ear plugs for practising not hearing the baby wake in the night!
xxx, Jul 29 2003
  

       Most of your uses for this clothing are distinctly postnatal, which confused me because you said "expectant father".
krelnik, Jul 29 2003
  

       I liked this idea before I read it, then I read it and I got so distracted by the oddly ho·mo·ge·neous usernames that I lost track of what I wanted to say. A + with a sidelong quizzical stare at the numberboys.
k_sra, Jul 29 2003
  

       //often men can feel left out// How about a blow-up "baby" that is slowly pushed and pulled out of Dad?
FarmerJohn, Jul 29 2003
  

       Eek!
snarfyguy, Jul 29 2003
  

       FJ. I cannot imagine the orifice that would accommodate such pushing and pulling but well done for the sentiment.   

       congratulations to the DeGroof clan BTW.
po, Jul 29 2003
  

       You'd be surprised.
DeathNinja, Jul 29 2003
  

       Built in humidor for cigars on 'big day' (I think the whole cigar thing is just an excuse to get out of the way "I can't smoke in hospital, oh dear... I better go to the pub.").   

       Or maybe a powered exo-skeleton to help take the weight off tired expectant mothers feet?
chud, Jul 29 2003
  

       nothing surprises me, DN.   

       possibly if my sons remembered my birthday?   

       or if this found its way into Fashion: Highly Unlikely.
po, Jul 29 2003
  

       Sheesh - another blast from the past! I posted this one a million years ago, but decided "Paternity Suits" was too much of a pun to repost under this account.
DrCurry, Jul 29 2003
  

       Before the baby is born, the insulated bottle pockets could be used for beer! (+)
Cedar Park, Jul 29 2003
  

       Ack. I was just going to say "paternity suits." Perhaps I was remembering your old idea, Curry.
snarfyguy, Jul 29 2003
  

       apologies if this is copied DrCurry. I did search first. FarmerJohn, I am afraid of people like you.
jh84169, Jul 30 2003
  

       I assure you that I'm perfectly harmless, though a bit bizarre.
FarmerJohn, Jul 30 2003
  

       Lots of pockets to hold all my alcohol and cigarettes.
snarfyguy, Jul 30 2003
  

       < I'm with Stupid
thumbwax, Jul 31 2003
  

       I'd like a well-post-natal paternity garment that, when she's 14 and telling me how she hates me, would allow me to relive the feeling of when she was a baby and would lay her sleepy head on my shoulder.
beauxeault, Jul 31 2003
  

       //when she's 14 and telling me how she hates me//   

       Leave unsigned adoption papers in your handbag on Friday evening.   

       [FJ]: Please clarify with an Illustration.
FloridaManatee, Aug 01 2003
  

       Some things are better left to the imagination.
FarmerJohn, Aug 01 2003
  

       I'm a fashion design student and I've actually done something along these lines for my most recent design project. Imagine my surprise when I typed "paternity wear" into a search engine on a whim and found this!   

       As well as having practical considerations like the ones you've described, my range is a bit of a political statement as well. Using male pregnancy as a theme for imagery, I've created some unusual shapes for menswear that actually simulate the appearance of pregnancy, and added slogans like "a bun in the oven." After all, everyone can tell when a woman is expecting, why shouldn't it be obvious when a man is too?
mawaridi, May 20 2004
  

       yea ! it's going to be baked. nice work and welcome [mawaridi]
'bun in the oven' is especially prescient.
neilp, May 20 2004
  

       If you bake this, your going to be rich. Expectant fathers are extremely gullible creatures.   

       That's why the store owners at the baby supply stores rub their hands together when the expectant father strolls his way into the store.   

       Mawaridi, put your design up as a link here. You get directly to the top of Google search with halfbakery.
pashute, Jun 21 2013
  

       //You get directly to the top of Google search with halfbakery//   

       I've noticed that too, can anyone tell me why that is without degenerating into jargon?
Custardguts, Jun 23 2013
  

       // can anyone tell me why that is without degenerating into jargon?//   

       It perhaps isn't not untangentially unrelated to the fact that the esteemed [jutta] is listed as a software engineer at Google.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 23 2013
  

       Surely you're not suggesting some sort of guerrilla - nepotistic ninja search engine code? GASP!   

       If that's true, even more respect radiating [jutta]'s way than before.
Custardguts, Jun 23 2013
  

       I find it strange that Google tries to distinguish the number of posts vs. the number of authors for each idea.
4and20, Jun 23 2013
  
      
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