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30 Amazing Dads To Follow On Instagram

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I’m a dad on Instagram.

You probably already knew that fact. It might even be what brought you to this website.

What you might not know is that the photo-sharing platform has over 1 billion users.

The average user spends almost a half-hour a day scrolling through the app.

There are so many excellent Instagram accounts that focus on being a mom that it was only natural that dads got in on the act as well.

It seems like every week, a new Instagram account dedicated to dads of all types crops up and takes my Instagram feed search feed by storm.


Every account is unique and churns out top-notch content.

There’s a slew of dads to follow on Instagram that I check out even when I don’t see one of their photos fly across my home feed.

Here are 30 dads and fatherhood-focused accounts to follow on Instagram right now. If you give them a follow, make sure you tell them that I sent you!

When you’re done checking out and following all of these dads on Instagram, take a look at the best dad websites to read once a week, the best parenting websites, and the best books for new dads.

Best Dads To Follow On Instagram

Simon Holland: @simonholland

Ok, this first Instagram account is just another version of Holland’s popular Twitter account, but that doesn’t make it any less hilarious.

Here’s a little about Simon from his website:

“I am a husband and a dad of two little girls. I am a lone Y chromosome and am already planning my escape strategy to deal with the estrogen flood that is on its way.

People say there is a lot of joy to be found in the simple things and I have found they can provide a healthy dose of anti-awesome as well.

I am, in general, a pretty optimistic guy and needed a bit of a creative outlet; so here it is.”

The Dad: @thedad

One of the fastest-growing dads to follow on Instagram, this account is curated by the creators of the hilarious The Dad website.

This account is one for dads to follow on Instagram for the barrage of hysterical parenting memes, comics, and short videos.

Stone Cold Daddy: @stonecolddaddy

Jay-Z of Stone Cold Daddy explains on his website:

“If you came here for a bunch of warm and fuzzies and sentimental musings of a proud parent, you came to the wrong damn website. What you will read are the words of a man who loves his kids more than anything in the world.

I will love the hell out of them with every waking breath and do all I can to ensure they grow in a household of love.”

The Daily Dad: @thedailydad

The Daily Dad celebrates fatherhood while challenging stereotypes.

It’s also addictive.

An extension of the popular Daily Dad website, the group behind the Instagram account and website celebrate fatherhood in all its forms: single dads, married dads, widowed dads, gay dads, new dads, and granddads all the while challenging stereotypes.

Beau Coffron: @lunchboxdad

Beau Coffron is the Lunch Box Dad. His Instagram account highlights the food art that doubles as kid’s lunches.

This dad to follow on Instagram and his fantastic lunch creations appeared on Good Morning America, Steve Harvey, PEOPLE Mag, Martha Stewart, E! Online, and BuzzFeed.

First, chuckle and salivate over Beau’s box lunches, then check out all of his edible creations on his official website, The LunchBox Dad.

How To Be A Dad: @howtobeadad

Curated by the blogfather of parenting content, Andy, the How To Be A Dad Instagram account is just as uproariously funny as the popular website.

This Instagram account for dads (and moms too) is intended to be an entertainment experience for parents, soon-to-be parents, or anyone with parents.

Yup. That’s everybody.

The Real American Dadass: @realamericandadass

This dad is a father to 4 pint-sized dictators and welcomes people to follow along as sanity slips through his fingertips.

He’s also funny as hell.

Papa Preaches: @papapreaches

Mike Cruse is Papa, a dad that’s just making it up as he goes along, on his Instagram account and website Papa Does Preach.

He’s one of the dads to follow on Instagram for his updates about life living with kids, working as a writer for brands we all know and love, and his general propensity for being slightly curmudgeonly on his popular podcast, Dad AF.

Super Lunch Notes: @superlunchnotes

Curated by artist and designer Brent Almond, Super Lunch Notes is a collection of excellent hand-drawn notes that Brent puts into his son’s lunchbox.

BuzzFeed, Today and Vogue Bambini all praise Super Lunch Notes and I’m sure won Brent’s son more than a few trades for better snacks at the cafeteria table.

Old School Dads: @oldschooldads

One of my absolute new favorite dads to follow on Instagram, Old School Dads is a curation of the astounding and beyond embarrassing photos of days (and dads) gone by.

Honoring the classic dad, the Old School Dads account accepts submissions at #oldschooldads if you want to embarrass the hell out of your old man.

They’ve even got an account for@oldschoolmoms so the ladies don’t feel left out!

Fowl Language Comics: @fowllanguagecomics

Created by Brian Gordon, Fowl Language Comics is the Calvin and Hobbes of the new millennium except everyone is a duck, and it’s even funnier.

Gordon believes parenting can be a magical journey full of bliss and wonder – if you’re on the right meds.

For the rest of us parents, it’s another thing altogether.

He’s a dad to follow on Instagram because…do I need to explain this one?!?

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Chris McVeigh: @powerpig

McVeigh is a father, designer, builder, and professional geek with a passion for LEGO.

His original creations are always a captivating experience on Instagram and most of his retro brick creations are available for purchase at his official shop.

Life With Benjamin: @life_with_benjamin

David Pierre is a photographer and video maker who wants to remind everyone that spending all day with a toddler isn’t always easy. No really, it isn’t easy!

When Pierre isn’t capturing captivating photos with his son Benjamin, he’s creating tutorial videos explaining how the process of video-making and picture-taking is done over on his YouTube channel.

Dad and Buried: @dadandburied

Mike is a 44-year-old Brooklyn dad sharing his experiences as a father and whining about his kids destroying his social life.

When he’s not posting photos to his popular Instagram, he’s writing for websites like Scary Mommy and the Huffington Post.

Mike puts it all out there in his bio – “Don’t worry, I don’t hate my kids. I just hate parenting.”

Dads Say Jokes: @dadsayjokes

Finally, one of the most followed Dad jokes page on Instagram. Dads Say Jokes is a daily dose of father-approved humor.

My love of a good dad joke is obvious, so this account is a personal fave

Fatherly: @fatherly

Saed Hindash: @throughthecameraeye

Saed is a photojournalist, videographer, and commercial drone pilot in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Working as a professional photojournalist for over 20 years, Saed has covered everything from professional sports and presidential visits to tragedies and triumphs, big and small.

He’s an amazing photographer who posts some of his best work – and personal – photos to his Instagram account.

Joe Hodnicki: @sharingthestoke

Joe Hodnicki is a lifelong professional creator and entrepreneur with 17-plus years of artistic experience across all mediums creating concepts for small businesses to building new, cost-efficient revenue streams for Fortune 1000.

He’s also a husband, a father of 2, a beekeeper, puppet maker, and everything else under the sun

Big Cat: @barstoolbigcat

Dan “Big Cat” Katz is one of the co-hosts of the popular “Pardon My Take” show over on Barstool Sports.

The comedic sports podcast covers sports news and does interviews with high-profile guests.

Dan doesn’t talk much about his family on his feed but the father of 2 loves his Chicago sports and weekend doughnuts and aggressive movie theater butter.

Clint Edwards: @noideadaddyblog

Clint Edwards is the creator of the daddy blog “No Idea What I’m Doing.”

He is a staff writer for Scary Mommy and a parenting contributor to the New York Times and the Washington Post.

He lives in Oregon with his wife and three kids and he’s written four books about his adventures in fatherhood.

Marc Spagnuolo: @woodwhisperer

This Instagram account is sure to give any dad a woody.

Marc started the Wood Whisperer back 2006. It was the first online video series about woodworking.

Since then, the side project has grown into a small family-run business.

James Breakwell: @james_breakwell

James’ bio says it all: “Comedy writer. Pig owner. Father of four girls ages eleven and under. XplodingUnicorn on Twitter. Internet famous. Real life nobody.”












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2 comments on “30 Amazing Dads To Follow On Instagram

  1. Joshua Chambers

    Therealjustjoshin, check him out!! You’re welcome

  2. @scottathomedad – Just starting out but want to give perspective on being a stay at home dad!

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