When mom is away, dad will play! The bond between a dad and his baby is much different than that between a mother and her baby, but it is precious for a lot of other reasons.
A kid’s dad is their first playmate and friend. Together, they get into crazy antics in the name of fun. Just take a look at what these dads came up with while they’re watching their babies and toddlers.
You need to check out these hilarious photos captured when dads were left alone to hang out with their kids. They’re all funny and a lot of them are even ingenious. We even bet that some of them are relatable, too!
This ingenious dad just proved to his wife that they don’t need to swaddle the baby in a blanket anymore. Clearly, he’s taken care of the problem. Who knew those pajamas could go that high?
Well, the baby doesn’t seem to mind.
Women out there have their own memories of their dads disastrously trying to tie their hair. This little girl just got hers. Poor kid. She probably just wanted her hair up in a neat bun. Unfortunately, dad can’t let a good pun pass.
Ladies, this is a reminder to keep your makeup kits locked away. This little baby’s dad definitely got his hands on his wife’s eyebrow products and ran away with it. And thus, the poor kid got Cara Delevingne thick eyebrows.
It looks like this dad had a long day at work and fell asleep while watching his son. Good thing the boy is behaved enough to guard daddy as he snores away in his crib. Unfortunately, mom came home before he woke up.
When this kid’s mom bought a label maker, she thought she’d be using it to organize the things of their new baby. But dad got his hands on it first and decided to test it out. Well, safe to say it works.
His kid wanted to ride the swing in the sun, but he also wanted to relax in the shade with a beer, so a compromise was born. With a few yards of rope, this dad got the best of both worlds.
When these boys’ mom told her husband that the kids need to nap, this isn’t what she had in mind. Unfortunately, dad had some chores to do and errands to run. So, the kids had to come with him.
It looks like someone’s a Juggernaut fan! A creative dad put some fruit leftovers to good use and made his kid a cool helmet. And it seems like both of them had a good time while mom was out.
Poor dad. He must have been so tired from working and parenting that he quickly fell asleep on the floor after tucking his daughter in bed. Imagine coming home to this sight! You’ll feel both sorry for the dad and have a good chuckle as well.
This baby and his dad are ready to face the cold weather outside as we can see from this cute photo. Swaddled in his dad’s jacket, this little kiddo would definitely stay warm and cozy all day long.
This dad was just walking around the store when he came upon one of these pin art toys. Of course, he can’t pass up such a great opportunity to create unique art. Some moms might frown upon this, but that baby looks like they are having fun.
Like father, like son, eh? Well, this dad looks like he can’t wait for his little boy to grow up, so he fast-tracked him a bit with some eyebrow products and probably some of his wife’s contouring makeup as well.
He has to burp his baby, and then the baby had to sleep, but he also has to eat. So, why not do it all at the same time? It looks like this dad quite literally got to have his cake and eat it, too. Now, that’s some dedication to cake and parenting.
When this daughter told her dad that she wants a swing, he just had to make it happen. Not having a tree to tie it to, he had to find another way. And voila! You got to admire the dedication this dad has in making his daughter’s dream come true.
Who says dads can’t be trusted to dress up their kids? Sure, they won’t turn out the way moms imagine but hey, isn’t this little boy dressed as an old man for school cute? He even has a cane to match!
When mom’s away, dad plays. Mom may find it hard to get her kids to do things in the house, but this dad surely doesn’t. He got his kids ‘serving’ him as he enjoys his time playing video games.
What a future ladies man! This little cutie got a surprise makeover from his dad. We have to applaud the man’s style and attention to detail. A beard, a bandana, a muscle shirt, and a tattoo. This kid is ready to join the Hells Angels.
This dad saw the uncanny resemblance between his baby’s head and this small kiwi, so naturally, he picks a sticker off one and sticks it on his baby’s head. The more you look at this picture, the funnier it gets.
This is a classic case of ‘it looks stupid, but it works.’ Not letting a lack of hair ties ruin his daughter’s day out, this dad brought out some handy zip ties to keep her hair in place as they enjoy their day outside.
Since this little cutie won’t listen to dad when he says not to crawl away, dad thought of an unusual solution: tying his kid’s onesie to the crib leg. We just hope he untied the boy before mom came home.
We guess this baby’s family is having Mexican for dinner and her dad wanted to turn her into a quesadilla for some reason. Those holes for the eyes, nose, and mouth are superb. Maybe add some cheese on top next time?
When this man’s wife had to go back to work after the birth of their baby, he needed to find a way to trick the little one into thinking that he’s still breastfeeding. And so this crazy-looking contraption came to be.
…and this cute baby’s costume is complete. Just don’t tell mom that dad rummaged through her makeup bag again to make this happen.
Since daddy allowed her to bring her little shopping cart at the grocery store, they might as well put it to good use. Of course, what better way to fill it up than with bottles of dad’s favorite beer.
This cute girl got tired of her dad’s slow shopping, so she decided to take matters into her own hands and fast track their trip. Look at her pushing with all her might! Now that’s determination.
We bet the mom is regretting her decision to let her husband pack a bag for their daughter for the weekend. Well, at least, he actually did pack the bag. He just went a step further to put their daughter in it.
We hope this picture was taken in the summer because this outfit definitely won’t keep this cutie warm in cold weather. Hey, aren’t overalls supposed to be worn with a shirt underneath?
Since they’re only shopping for a few things, this kid’s dad probably thought it to be a great idea to just use the kid’s stroller as a shopping cart. Too bad, the kid’s probably feeling a little cramped in there.
Now, that’s talent!– Both on the baby and the dad’s part. We bet the little kid has got to stay exceptionally still for dad to balance all those treats on his face without tipping any over.
It looks like dad gave the baby the wrong bottle again. Tsk, tsk. Mom’s definitely not going to be happy to know the baby’s been drinking again. Good thing this photo is just hilariously staged.
When you ask your husband to bathe your baby, expect to see pictures like these. Those bubbly suds are simply too useful to just wash away.
We can only think of two reactions this baby’s mom had when she saw him– happy or suspicious. Is the kid dressed as Charlie Chaplin or Adolf Hitler? Well, either way, his dad better have a ready explanation.
Now this one’s extra funny. Is it a David Byrne tribute or just a case of a dad messing with his son? Well, whatever it is, it surely deserves a spot on this list. Just look at the bewildered expression on that baby’s face!
We’re betting this dad’s a huge Star Wars fan and it looks like he’s hellbent on turning his son into a fan as well. Nothing wrong with starting them young, right? And it seems like he started with buying him his first Star Wars merch.
This father and son duo was at the stores to buy a toilet plunger but had no way of testing it. So, naturally, this dad got his son to volunteer as a test subject, and it seems like it works very well.
A mom would just wipe the ketchup off with a tissue, but only a dad would think of licking ketchup straight off his baby’s face. Hey, we get it. Ketchup is still ketchup whether it’s on a burger or not.
When mom was too busy, dad stepped in to take his daughter shopping, and this is the fabulous result. She will definitely stand out in school with this show-stopping matching ensemble.
This father and son spend some quality time together playing video games on their day off. In just a few more years and this little boy can finally join his dad’s team on missions. But for now, he’ll just be watching.
Now this one’s a classic. While some people like pinching babies’ cheeks or kissing them, this dad got other ways to show affection to his little one. Unfortunately, we’re pretty sure mom’s not going to be happy about this.
She may be too young to watch or understand her dad’s favorite film, but she sure can dress up as the infamous Hannibal Lecter with his mouth guard and all. But if you look closer, you’ll see she’s got one of her own.