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It all started when…

A little over 18 years ago I stumbled upon an idea that evolved into a business that I never imagined launching – a diaper bag company marketed to dads called Diaper Dude. It emerged out of becoming a dad for the first time. What I wanted for my future and what the universe was offering me were two different things. My dream of acting in TV and Film was put on hold as I created and launched a business empowering dads to become “hands on” as a father. Who knew a diaper bag could be that powerful. I sure didn’t.

Diaper Dude was a lifestyle brand designed to assist dads in childcare duty with functionality and style. Unintentionally a new category, diaper bags for dad, was created as Diaper Dude paved the way for new fathers to get involved and fight the stereotype of what it means to be a dad in today’s society.

Having been featured in numerous TV and Print editorials like People Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show and others, Diaper Dude soon became a household name and was a hit among the celebrity crowd as well.

As Diaper Dude grew into an international brand, I wanted to continue empowering dads as they embarked on their new journey into parenting. With the help of my amazing team at Perigee Publishing, my first two books, From Dude To Dad The Diaper Dude Guide To Pregnancy and Diaper Dude The Ultimate Dad’s Guide To Surviving The First Two Years became a reality. Both are available at bookstores nationwide and online at

Today I continue to write, lecture and grow my new brand (soon to be released so stay tuned.) I invite you to connect with me if interested in a consultation for your new venture or interested in learning more about my new business venture.


Dude, relax; you’re going to be fine. But it wouldn’t hurt to get a few pointers—a road map of what lies ahead. That’s what this book is for.

From Dude to Dad gives you the need-to-know essentials on pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood, and how it’s okay to be scared out of your mind. You’ll learn what the expecting mom is going through during each trimester, how you can be the best partner and dad-to-be, and how to immediately start bonding with baby.

Be prepared for the arrival that will ultimately change your life in the best way possible.

Dude, you're a dad now!

Picking up where From Dude to Dad left off, author and founder of the popular Diaper Dude parenting brand Chris Pegula dives into the first two years of parenting and furthers his deeply held belief that you don't have to lose yourself when you become a father.

Once again written in Pegula's everyman voice and filled with humorous takes on fatherhood from the front lines, the book is an easy-to-read resource for new dads, combining hard-won lessons learned, pitfalls to avoid, and practical advice from a dude who hasn't lost his identity (or his sanity). 

Filled with useful information, hilarious stories of dad madness, a little psychology and science, and engaging sidebars, Diaper Dude covers everything from bonding, babyproofing, and when you'll have sex again to toddlerhood, tantrums, and tag-teaming with your partner to cover all the bases while staying (somewhat) sane.

**Winner, Family Choice Award!
**Winner, National Parenting Product Award!