So hopefully by now you have heard about the Dads Don’t Babysit campaign calling for the Census to change the way they report child care. Specifically to not count dads as “alternative child care” equal to grandparents or a neighbor watching the kids.

And by now you have certainly signed the petition. But if you haven’t, well go do that right now. Seriously, I’ll wait.

Now that you have signed the petition you are wondering, what else can I do?

Well here are some nifty things you can do to support the campaign.

You can download this image and make it your profile image this week on your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Let the world know as soon as they see your profile that you think Dads Don’t Babysit.

You can share, or make up your own, you might not be the babysitter saying and share it across the web.


If you don’t have to ask your parents for a ride before committing to take care of the kids, you might not be the babysitter.

If you’re not texting your latest crush while the baby’s asleep, you might not be the babysitter.

If you dont advertise your services on a grocery store bulletin board, you might not be the babysitter.

If you cook dinner, do dishes, laundry and clean the house while mom is at work, you might not be the babysitter.

If your child calls you “daddy”, you might not be the babysitter.

If your kid doesn’t refer to you as “the babysitter”, you might not be the babysitter.

If you walked away from a well-paying job to stay at home with your kids, you might not be the babysitter.

If you know exactly how many servings of fruits and veggies your child has had today, you might not be the babysitter.

If your wife thinks you’re sexy because you take such good care of your kids, you might not be the babysitter.

If your business travel plans for the week include soccer practice, ballet, and a PTA meeting, you might not be the babysitter.

If your business travel arrangements include lots of trips in a minivan, you might not be the babysitter.

If you don’t need a copy of your child’s bedtime routine in order to make sure you get it right, you might not be the babysitter.

If you view macaroni art as incredibly valuable, you might not be the babysitter.

If you can answer all of the questions at your son’s well-child exam, you might not be the babysitter.

If you can change a diaper one handed, you might not be the babysitter.

If you know all of your kid’s teachers on a first name basis, you might not be the babysitter.

If you wake up in the middle of the night because you think you heard your child crying, you might not be the babysitter.

If when you’re done taking care of the kids your commute is a hallway, you might not be the babysitter.

If the PTO ask you to volunteer for reading day at school, you might not be the babysitter.

If on the night of his birth you slept in the hospital on a lounge chair with a blanket that only covered half your body, you might not be the babysitter.

If she has your eyes and nose, you might not be the babysitter.


We have also created some graphics you can share across the interweb. So feel free to download and share away.

But then again, you are smart and funny and have access to a computer. So go ahead and make your own. You can share them with us on our brand new Facebook page specifically for the Dads Don’t Babysit campaign. So Like Us (we already like you, really we do) and let us know how you are spreading the word.