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A furious father has shared his outrage over a baby onesie he finds very offensive.

The onesie in question, shown below, is ‘daddy proof’ with arrows pointing to where the baby’s head, arms and ‘snap’ are.

The father who posted on Reddit said he was sick of fathers being labelled as incompetent, with plenty of dads agreeing with him.

‘I agree, this is stupid,’ one dad wrote. ‘Hate the stereotype that dads can barely hold it together with kids. I am a super involved dad. Like someone else mentioned – we don’t babysit, we parent too.’

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‘What is this ‘baby’ you speak of?’ reads one tongue-in-cheek comment. ‘As a man I am only vaguely aware of some small humans in my house.’

‘Try this thought experiment: It’s the same shirt but now it says ‘Mummy-proof.’ How would THAT go over with the public,’ said another father.

Another said, “My daughter is only two weeks old and I’m already sick of this shit. I change diapers better than my wife, I burp her better than my wife, I put in car seats better than my wife, a change diapers better than my wife. I’m attentive and loving.

He continued, “People see this and still say things like “well, it’s her baby” or “but she’s the mother”. Yes, it is, but she is also mine just as much as it’s hers.”

Another dad said, “So f#$king tired of being called a babysitter. I’m tired of being at the playground and being asked if Im “watching” the kids. And f#ck those shirts!”

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Good to see dads sticking up for themselves! We need to see more of that.

Just last week a QLD Dad was called a “sicko” and forced to leave a shopping centre parent’s room while changing his son’s nappy. Read that HERE.

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  • This looks as though it has been designed by another university graduate who still has to find out what having children is all about. It is offensive to all parents in my opinion and not in any way funny.

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  • Dad in question seems to have taken it very personally. There is always something that will offend or get on your goat if you look hard enough. I almost feel from his comments like he feels in competition with his partner as to who does something better because he feels angst over other people’s perception of roles etc.

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  • I think some dads look after the kids better than the mums.

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  • There’s something out there to offend everyone. For our family, that would just be a joke. For others, it might be too close to home to be funny.


    • Exactly – they are not for everyone – so walk past them and get on with enjoying life.

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  • Always someone that will get offended by something intended as a joke. Don’t like the Dad saying he does this and that better than his wife. Poor wife.

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  • It is meant as a joke and should be taken that way – there are a lot of ‘Mum’ style clothes out there too – if you don’t like them, don’t buy them. Not my choice, but a lot of people do get a chuckle out of them!

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  • Sometimes people cant take a joke. Even myself! I guess its hard to push past the gender stereotype these days

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  • Ah well, these shirts are just meant as a joke…take it as such. Not that I like them or would buy them, but really wouldn’t take it too serious, that’s a waste of energy.

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  • There are clothes and shirts that make fun of both genders – not my style. The baby sitting comment has always bothered me – a dad is not a babysitter.

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  • It’s a joke people…. chill out!

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  • Broadly I agree, but when it comes to baby clothes… Well, men do seem to find that bit a little harder!

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  • I actually think this is quite funny rather than offensive.

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  • There are tons of baby shirts I find offensive (made in vachina etc…) so I don’t buy them it’s not my sense of humor, gosh we all need to just relax a little on the outrage, if it has his name on it and said he personally was incompetent then yes be upset, my husband is amazing with the kids (better than me) and he would get the humor and not take it personally

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  • my husband is a great father, does everything and does it well and he thought it was funny, people need to lighten up and learn how to laugh again

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  • I actually find it a little funny! :-) But I wouldn’t see a big market for this product at all.

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