Ever since Dad Marketing was founded, we’ve always preached that it’s both the mom and dad who are expecting, not just mom.
That might sound strange to some, not just because it’s women who physically carry children, but it’s also because of the way media and marketing shape our thoughts. They’ve conditioned us via advertising imagery and word choice that moms are primary parents:
“More Moms choose the Similac Brand.”
“Thank You Mom by P&G.”
“Moms around the world trust Johnson’s to safely care for their babies.
“See what Moms are saying about the Gerber Grow-Up Plan.”
These words are prominent messages in the public eye telling us that moms are the full-time parents, and dad is merely a part-time helper, at best.
And yet, every so often we encounter an organization who Gets It, who realizes that dads matter every bit to the parenting world as moms – and the idea speaks to dads, and markets to them, and listens to them. Suddenly, dads matter and are valued as true parents and customers.
We offer our highest Seal of Approval to the New York Baby Show, who fully acknowledges dads as equal parents. There they exclaim that “parents” are expecting, not just mom.
Keep up the good work New York Baby Show. People notice your inclusion, and someday, everyone will want to be a part of it.