Have You Seen The 'Dads Don't Babysit' T-Shirt?

Seen The Dads Don't Babysit T-Shirt?
26 April 2016

Have you seen the recent #DadsDon'tBabysit post that one fed up Dad is currently promoting? He's AJ Ferguson from The Dad Network UK and he's going viral with this awesome t-shirt. The National At-Home Dad Network* have started a movement amongst fellow Fathers who have been told they are 'babysitting' their own children when in fact they are doing the same job as a Mother and parenting them!

If you want to help the National At-Home Dad Network spread the message that you cannot babysit your own kids, if you are caring for them you are just 'parenting', you can buy one of the now infamous t-shirts. By buying one of their Dads Don't Babysit T-Shirts* you are donating towards their NAHD Scholarship Fund. You can get you own for just £18 and it comes in a variety of colours.

For me personally I have had this conversation on numerous occasions, normally if I pop to the supermarket for half an hour on my own and bump into someone I know, they will always ask if my husband is 'babysitting' our daughter. It is so dismissive and portrays Dads as the 'fun but incompetent' parent, the one who cannot be trusted to care for them regularly.

We would love to hear your opinion on this subject over on our Facebook page.

TOPICS:   Clothing


  • Lucy M.

    Perfect x

  • Heather R.

    I know a couple of ppl who need reminding of this lol :joy:

  • Joshua B.

    That's very cool x

  • Graeme J.

    Haha, telt someone off for that recently. Can't "babysit" your own kids :smile:

  • Natasha S.

    Amen haha

  • Hannah N.

    I know mams who say this as well as dads. If the kid is yours then you're not babysitting, you're being a parent.

  • Lee B.

    think i might purchase for daddy daycare!!!

  • Kimberley H.

    This is brilliant, although I hear both mum's and dad's say it all the time.

  • Clare B.

    This is how I've always seen it but my sons dad wants me to pay him to look after his own son, like so many do these days, so that is babysitting not parenting

    • BetterOffDaddio

      Better off paying a professional at that rate!

  • Jess H.

    Love this! xx

  • Wayne H.

    Dam straight

  • Aileen L.

    see what I've always told you lol

  • Shánna Y.


  • Sandra O.

    Clare Barlow that is so sad Claire! He doesn't deserve to see his son if he has to make money out of him! All too soon your son will be grown up and making his own way in life, how proud will he be of his dad then!!

  • Steven N.

    Yep, bout time

  • Kieran F.

    pretty sure I own the copyright for that

  • Joan M.

    Think this "COULD" start a war !!!!!

  • Leeanne M.


    • Nicky D.

      Haha brilliant see :joy::joy: xxx

  • Siné R.


  • Rachel A.

    Or its called "kids play nice while me and ya dad chuck some arrows in the bar. Eh :joy::joy::joy::joy::joy:

  • Paula P.

    Love this Tshirt X

  • Linda M.

    I clearly remember you saying this and I've said it ever since!

  • Laura D.

    this made me think of you and a certain someone :smirk:

  • Lynsey O.


  • Lyndsey G.


  • June P.

    Yep and grandparents don't babysit either....its called grandparenting.

  • Tony W.

    Very true

  • Wendy K.

    Dusss.. dat!

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