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!
#1 Improvised swaddling blanket
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.
#2 Put my hair in a bun
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.
#3 Cara Delevingne eyebrows
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.
#4 Babysitting his daddy
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.
#5 Dad got his hands on a label maker
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.
#6 Long distance bonding in the garden
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.
#7 Nap time for the kiddos is chore time for dad
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.
#8 Water baby
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.
#9 Power nap with the baby
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.
#10 The cold never bothered them anyway
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.
#11 Pin art baby
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.
#12 A look into the future
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.
#13 King of multi-tasking
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.
#14 Everything for his little girl
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.
#15 A case of the Benjamin Buttons
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!
#16 Serving the master
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.
#17 Vrooom, vroom
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.
#18 One of these things is not like the other…
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.
#19 Hey, if it works
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.
#20 A little tied up
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.
#21 Baby quesadilla
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?
#22 Mom’s maternity leave is up
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.
#23 A final touch…
…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.
#24 Grocery shopping with daddy
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.
#25 Reverse parenting
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.
#26 Packing for the weekend
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.
#27 Something seems to be missing
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?
#28 Improvised shopping cart
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.
#29 Balancing act
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.
#30 Too much to drink
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.
#31 Bath time fun
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.
#32 Little Charlie Chaplin
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.
#33 All grown up
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!
#34 Luke, I am your father
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.
#35 You raise me up
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.
#36 No food will go to waste
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.
#37 Dad took her shopping
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.
#38 Father and son playtime
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.
#39 A face only a father could love
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.
#40 Hello, Clarice
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.
#41 A nightcap
Oops, it looks like someone drank too many shots of whiskey with his dinner. We bet dad had a good laugh when taking this picture. He probably even posted this hilarious picture on social media.
#42 Free stuff
Dad always joked about giving her away when she doesn’t behave, but she didn’t think he would actually go through with it. We just hope the mom didn’t come home to this scene.
#43 Hang in there, kiddo
This little girl’s arms were too short to reach the water, so her dad came up with a creative solution. And… it was a success. Just look at the smile on that girl’s face as she literally hangs in there.
#44 Paying tribute
When this dad finally got the chance to dress up his kids for the day, he decided to pay tribute to one of his favorite cartoons. Okay. We confess. Actually, mom dressed them this time. She just couldn’t figure out why dad was laughing so hard.
#45 Blown away
After cleaning up the backyard one fall afternoon, this dad put the leaf blower to other uses before returning it to the neighbors. Nothing wrong with a little fun, eh?
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