It’s a nice breath of fresh air when someone isn’t afraid to show a dad in a nurturing, or dare we say, snuggly position. But that’s exactly the case with Arm’s Reach, who does what’s unfortunately the unthinkable for so many baby product companies – placing a baby carrier on dad.
It’s a sight we’ve all seen before, be it the park, library, or store. But for some reason, companies have a hard time going there.
Alas, the ad is great, where Arm’s Reach takes a small and brief moment to show a dad in a positive fashion, which validates that it must believe – on some level – dads do indeed shop and parent, too.
Last year, a Kansas City television station put the combination of dads and baby wraps in a less-than-flattering light while simultaneously making a mockery of fathers in other ways. That station would do well to learn from this undertaking by Arm’s Reach, who isn’t afraid to put dad in an ad that also promotes a bassinet.
Anything placing dad in a position of nurturer is encouraging and needed. Mother’s and Father’s Day occur in back-to-back months, yet you’ll be hard pressed to find many hearts on cards for dad – it’s more like neckties, easy chairs, power tools and beer mugs.
We say celebrate the love and warmth that comes from a father.
Keep up the good work, Arm’s Reach. We’ve already heard from a few dads who appreciate the message you’re sending to America!