Father's Day is a very special holiday for us because we were always Daddy's little girls! In honor of dads everywhere, we are offering a special sale lasting through Monday, June 22nd at midnight PST. Simply enter promo code DADS at checkout for $20 off the purchase of any and all Baby Boxes on our website. (Please note that this discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or gift cards.)
Links We Love
- Nurse Me Tender: A Dad's Take On Breastfeeding
- Dad Spotlight: Kurt Fuller
- Wishing Single Moms A Happy Father's Day
- Toyota Ad Captures The Emotional Ride Of Fatherhood
Baby Buggy's Fatherhood Initiative
In the United States, 1 out of every 4 children under age five lives in poverty. Forty-three percent of families living in poverty are headed by a single mother, which can contribute to their economic challenges. Children in father-absent homes are 54% more likely to be poorer than their dads, and they are twice as likely to repeat a grade in school.
Research has found that there are many low-income fathers for whom the stereotype of the “deadbeat dad” is simply not true. The overwhelming majority of unmarried fathers say that they want to help raise their child and are actively involved in providing support for the mother during the pregnancy (“Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study” Princeton University & Columbia University). However, financial problems can prevent them from contributing to their children's lives in a meaningful way, which in turn lowers their confidence in their competence as a father.
Since 2010 Baby Buggy has provided fathers who participate in their partner fatherhood programs in New York and Los Angeles with donations of clothing and goods that they need to keep their children safe and healthy. From May 2010 – December 2014, Baby Buggy distributed 338,060 items through 17 different programs to over 20,383 dads and their children.
Because of the support from sponsors and the Fatherhood Leadership Council, Baby Buggy is planning to scale up the program to serve more dads, create meaningful father-child experiences, and measure the impact of the program. Please visit their website to see how you can get involved!
The Cutest Customers
Aw, look at sweet little Tommy enjoying his Baby Box in Italy! Tommy, can we come visit you some time??
Remember, if you email a photo of your baby demonstrating safe sleep practices (i.e., no loose blankets or stuffed animals) in his or her Baby Box to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will send you a FREE muslin swaddle!
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