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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Thank you so much for the flat daddy! It is so realistic that it took a few days to get used to because it would startle me whenever I went into the room with it thinking there was someone there. It really helped my 1 year old be comfortable with my husband when he came home for his R&R leave. Thanks again!

The Lewis'

I think this is an awesome idea and I am so glad I did it. My children are older but it has made for some good laughs having our flat daddy till the real thing comes home...Thanks so much!



Flat Daddy has & continues to be a huge hit in our home. He went everywhere with my 2 kids during my husband's deployment. Grocery shopping, church, birthday parties, play dates, and preschool parties. He also spent many a night in my daughter's bed while she slept. We even celebrated my husband's birthday with Flat Daddy! He never got hungry courtesy of my daughter since she always shared her food with him. Now that Daddy has been home for 6 months, Flat Daddy still makes occasional appearances while he is away for UTA weekends and training. It helps my kids not miss him as much! Thank you again for making separation a little more bearable!

Mariel K.


my flat daddy has been through one deployment and we are now entering another. We hung it up on our living room wall and when he came back from Iraq it went down. I am not happy it is being put back up (for that only means another deployment) but I am excited that we have it. It is so nice to look at the pic when you miss them more than you can stand. 12-15 months is a long time to be without your spouse and this helps you feel connected. Thanks Flat daddy!!!

Brenda Lewis

My husband is a Marine and has been stationed in Iraq since December of 2006. My daughter Kylie was 3 1/2 months old when her daddy left...She is now 15 months old. I have Kylie's "flat daddy" taped up to her closet door so several times a day I will say "go kiss daddy" and she goes and kisses her "daddy." It is so sweet. I just wonder how she is going to react when the real thing comes home and he kisses back! :) Thank you so much for providing Kylie a fill in "daddy" while her daddy is gone. I don't mind being able to look at him every day as well. :) Thanks so much!!!!!

Erin Ledyard