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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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

Our flat daddy has helped my children cope with long deployments. Thank you for this wonderful gift to our family. Flat Daddy gets lots of hugs and kisses from the little ones.

Carrie Machen and family

We , my husband and I had a granddaugter born and living in our home while he was deployed ( 07 - 08 ) I ordered her a Flat Grandpa at 3 months of age. We talk to her papa , he went bye bye in the car with her and he received night night kisses. Julie's first word PaPa. Grandpa came home at 9 months of age. His biggest fear, that his first grandchild would be afraid of him. The meeting went like a MasterCard commercial. He came through the door , first HI , a big smile , first kiss, a big giggle and then Little Julie lean back , after months of working to get her flat papa to talk and play , he finally talked to her. Love at first sight. Picture was taken 5 minutes after meeting.

michelle wallace

Thank you so much for the flat daddy! My 3 girls all love it! We keep 'him' on our fire place mantel and take him with us to family functions (Christmas, 4th of July, etc.) None of this was available when my husband deployed to Iraq a few years ago and my two oldest girls (1 & 1/2 and 4 months at the time)weren't quite sure who daddy was when he got home. Now, as he is deployed again, to Afghanistan, my one year old has especially benefited from flat daddy, (along with Skype) and when daddy got to come home for his 2 weeks R&R she didn't hesitate a bit to jump into daddy's arms and fill him up with kisses! I know many families have benefited from the Flat Daddy program, so thanks again!

Becky Littrel


I just wanted to say thanks so much for our flat daddy! Since my husband left for Iraq, our toddler has asked for "da-da" too often. Everyday, I don't know how to answer his question "Da-da?". I was so happy to open up the package and be able to show him a life-size Da-da! My son's eyes were as wide as saucers and he gave so many kisses to his "Da-Da"...It brought me to tears. (We're going to have to laminate our flat daddy...because of all the kisses.) This really brings him closer to home. I can't thank you enough for helping our son stay close to Da-Da during these 15+ months.

Julie H.