These dads have gained thousands of followers by sharing their experiences of parenthood – good, bad and funny.
Comedian Sam Avery’s blog – the 4am feed – about caring for his baby twins is hitting the headlines after some spot on observations. They include ‘The wheels on the bus is a terrible song’ and ‘The ‘Calpol Spritzer’ that the wife joked about sounds pretty tempting.
Nathan Ripperger, dad-of-five, has plenty of material for his Flickr site . He started noting down the absurd – and very specific instructions – he gave his kids, combining them with illustrations. ‘Don’t lick the toaster,’ and ‘DId you put syrup on the dog?’ 80 of the illustrations are now in a new book.
Toddlers are irrational creatures – and it’s worked well for dad- of-two Greg Pembroke. His tumblr site – Reasons my kid is crying – now has 56k likes and no wonder with such gems as – ‘He’s crying because I wouldn’t let him play with a dead squirrel,’ ‘He’s crying because I discovered that his soup was homemade,’ and ‘He’s crying because he doesn’t want the banana he wasn’t offered.’
Authors of How to be a dad are Charlie Capan and Andy Herald – two self confessed sleep-deprived friends with ‘nothing left to lose but their sanity as they learn to be dads and try to look smart doing so’.
Their post comparing babies to gremlins is spot on. ‘They start off cute… But looks can be deceiving. Feeding them after midnight… Or angering them… …can have scary consequences.’
Dave Engledow took a photo in which he’s cradling eight-week-old Alice Bee like a football and doctored it to look like he’s squirting breast milk into a ‘World’s Best Father’ mug. It was the start of his World’s Best Father tumblr account and that mug appeared in dozens more of his photoshopped photos… bathtime in the washing machine, baby lifting dad in the air – that mug is in every shot.