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. I wasn't quite sure what it was so I unrolled it and as soon as my 7 month old son saw daddy's picture he stared for a minute then smiled from ear to ear. He hasn't seen daddy since he was 2 months old and him recognizing him meant a lot. Later on I showed his nonni and he tried giving it a kiss and rubbed his face. This means a lot to us and I am so thankfull we have something he can look at and remember daddy! Thank you so much! You've made this deployment a little easier!! -The DarkHorse family

Asheigh DarkHorse

When I got my daughter's flatdaddy in the mail I wasn't quite sure what to do with it. It took me a week to decide. It was kind of hard for her to carry it, but she wanted him to go everywhere with her. So I made it into a backpack! She loves that she can carry him anywhere and not worry about tripping or falling over. Thank You so much! She can love on him anytime she wants....This has made one little girl very happy!!!

Sonya Predmore

I just got our flat daddy and my son LOVES it! I have it hanging in his room for him to see when he falls asleep! Thank you so much it helps alot!

Kristen and Ayden Moore


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.

My husband had to leave his baby girl when she was just 2 months old. I immediately ordered her a flat daddy and was thrilled to receive it. She is now 6 months old, we take "flat" daddy with us various places, and make sure we say good morning and good night to daddy every day. I also place "flat" daddy in front of her toys while she plays. It just melts my heart to watch her turn in her jumper to look at him, then smile, laugh and jump like crazy. She loves to see her daddy's smiling face while she plays. I can't thank the generous sponsors and makers of the "Flat Daddy" they have truely given me a little piece of heaven during this long, difficult deployment.

Leia Webb