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Baby Quotes for Dads

Moms are not the only ones that occasionally need a pick-me-up or kick-in-pants.

Baby quotes like these provide Dads with a bold challenge to fight against the common fear of parental failure and powerfully engage with their children.


  • The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent. ~ Frank Pittman, Man Enough

  • Kids spell love T-I-M-E. ~ John Crudele

  • A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for. ~ Anonymous

  • When you teach your son, you teach your son's son. ~ The Talmud

  • To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while. ~ Josh Billings

  • When that kid looks into your eyes and you know it's yours, you know what it means to be alive. ~ Anonymous

  • A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be. ~ Anonymous

  • Give me the life of the boy whose mother is nurse, seamstress, washerwoman, cook, teacher, angel, and saint, all in one, and whose father is guide, exemplar, and friend. No servants to come between. These are the boys who are born to the best fortune. ~ Andrew Carnegie

  • It behooves a father to be blameless if he expects his child to be. ~ Homer
  • The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. ~ Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care

  • Good, honest, hardheaded character is a function of the home. If the proper seed is sown there and properly nourished for a few years, it will not be easy for that plant to be uprooted. ~ George A. Dorsey

  • You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once. ~ Polish Proverb

  • How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted. ~ Walter Scott
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    Levi enjoys his little Szofia.
    {Photo by Teo Kiraly}
  • With all the attention paid to your new baby, it's easy for your own feelings and needs to get lost in the shuffle. Although all parents engage in some self-sacrifice for their children, keep in mind that your goal isn't just to raise a happy, healthy child. You want that child to be part of a happy, healthy family as well. ~ Lawrence Kutner

  • This [new] period of parenting is an intense one. Never will we know such responsibility, such productive and hard work, such potential for isolation in the caretaking role and such intimacy and close involvement in the growth and development of another human being. ~ Joan Sheingold Ditzion
  • Your children need your presence more than your presents. ~ Jesse Jackson

  • Character is largely caught, and the father and the home should be the great sources of character infection. ~ Frank H. Cheley

  • The first time you hear the word "Daddy," I don't care who you are, your heart just melts. ~ Mario Joyner, as a cab driver in Three Men and a Baby


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Father's have a unique opportunity with their children. They are irreplaceable.

These baby quotes will encourage them to persevere into becoming the father we know they truly are.

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