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Dads Celebrated In All Their Glory Through 'Don't Forget The Dads' Instagram Account

'I don't babysit. I parent.'

20/02/2017 16:16 GMT

Dads don’t always get enough credit.

The times when men only went out to work while women looked after the kids are long gone, as this Instagram account is proving.

To hit back against the miconception that dads “babysit” their kids, the account has the tag line: “Fatherhood without fear: I don’t babysit. I parent.”

With more than 118,000 followers, the photos document the messy, fun, crazy and touching moments between dads and their kids. 

Each photo is captioned with a short story about it. The photo above has the words: “Babywearing and record shopping, when you become a father you get to do what you love with those you love.”

Al Ferguson, who blogs at The Dad Network and has previously spoken out about the idea that “dads don’t babysit” told HuffPost UK: “This is a great idea. 

“Any media outlet promoting dads, encouraging dads and telling the world that we too, are parents, is a good idea.”

Here are just a few of our favourite shots. 

I rolled over to this last night, and now I'm pretty sure I no longer have ovaries. 😭😍 @vvulpesvvulpes #dontforgetdads

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"Everything is way more magical when dad is around. Especially smashing snowballs!" @kdhuling #dontforgetdads

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2017 goal: sleep in more. 👌🏼😴✨ 📷:@flwrpwrr #dontforgetdads

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