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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Our Flat Daddy helped us a lot. It was like he was there somehow. Here is one moment captured with Flat Daddy while ours was away. Enjoy!

Nichol , Tyler & Jenna Sands

Our Flat Daddy provides lots of fun and laughter when he shows up at soccer games, school assemblies, and birthday parties. However, the best unexpected gift he has brought our family is the feeling of pride and patriotism he instills in my daughters. They are so proud of their dad and so grateful to all the military members who protect our country and our freedoms.


Thanks so much for the FlatDaddy! It was great fun "cutting" out my husband. My boys were equally thrilled to have a life sized Daddy around. Our kitties are less than thrilled about it, but oh well! We look forward to carting our Daddy to events. Being that he's cozy on the couch, he just might stay there while we are out and about to give the apprearance of someone being home. :)

Jennifer Koepl

When my husband left for BCT and AIT I was so worried that our 1 year old daughter would forget him over the 6 month period, and she did. So when it came time for his annual training which is lasts 2 weeks, I wanted to be prepared knowing that she is that much more attached to my husband now. We ordered a Flat Daddy and she absolutely loves it! She talks to "Daddy" all of the time :) Here's a photo of myself, my two sisters, our daughter and our Daddy at a Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Concert!

Amanda Vander Laan

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