Flat Daddies show up in numerous places and family events. As a way to help those with a common desire to connect with their loved ones, we offer this web space to share how Flat Moms and Dads participate in the lives of those who care to share.

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After 5 1/2 months under our belts, our Flat Daddy came with only two weeks to go. It has filled such a need in our household! After I surprised the kids at lunch with "Daddy" sitting at the table, my four year old son sighed and said, "I wish my Flat Daddy could put me to bed. Can I hold him?" and wrapped his arms around it with his eyes closed in bliss. And my eight month old daughter may now recognize my husband when she sees him in person again. Flat Daddies don't just help with deployment, they help smooth the way for the reunion, too. Thank you!



We love our flat daddy! My 14 month old lays on the floor and kisses daddy every night before bed. My older kids like it that daddy can still sit with us at dinner. It's just nice to still have daddy around!!!


My husband deployed shortly after our son was born. His flat daddy came today and he hasn't stopped looking at it and talking to it! What a wonderful gift!!!

Lily White


We received our flat daddy yesterday! Thankyou so much to whom ever it was that donated it to us. Since its arrival my son will not leave his "daddy" alone. He woke up this morning crawled out of bed, walked over to him saying hi daddy and gave him the biggest kiss!!! Although we get to skype and see real daddy, flat daddy is a way for my son to get to give him cuddles and kisses. Flat Daddies are definitely a great help and a brilliant idea!!! Again thank you for my donation, I am very grateful.

Karen Nelson

My husband left behind 6 young children when he deployed to Iraq. It has been a struggle for them to have their daddy gone and to understand what is happening. Our Flat Daddy has been such a blessing! My 1-year old twin sons are able to see (and hopefully remember) their daddy. My 3-year old twin daughters love to dance for daddy. Even my 5-year old and 7-year old sons want to include Flat Daddy in our daily life. Last week one of my baby boys picked up Flat Daddy and carried him around the house, kissing him. It was the sweetest sight and the photos of that made melted my husband's heart when he saw them. Thank you so much for this incredible gift!

Heather Eckstein