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 19 dads and fatherhood-focused accounts to follow on Instagram right now. 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
Brad Lawson: @brad_fit
Brad Lawson is an IT Specialist, Under Armour and MFP Model, motivator and father. This father doesn’t like to dwell on mistakes made in the past. Instead, he focuses on setting small goals and making fitness a priority to be a little better each day.
When you can feel the love and they don't even have to say anything! I love my babies 💓. Honestly I'm struggling a bit lately and if you follow my story you may have caught a glimpse. I had a minor breakdown but I'm picking myself up. I'm not looking for pitty or an "I'm sorry" I'm just being transparent and real. Life sucks sometimes and sometimes you do some dumb shit when faced with adversity. I lost my focus but I'm learning a new way forward. It's not easy but I'll make it, I always do! 🙌🏼💓💯 #bettereveryday #love #bradleymac #miazoe
Lawson’s accounts, @Brad_fit, is one of the dads to follow on Instagram because it’s a combination of motivational posts, shots of Brad with his adorable kids and inspirational transformational photos of Brad’s journey to being a fit father.
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.
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.
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Beau Coffron: @lunchboxdad
Beau Coffron is the Lunch Box Dad. His Instagram account highlights the food art that doubles as kid’s lunches.
How many of you are watching #SharkWeek on Discovery? I used to love this week growing up and I’m pretty sure that this was singlehandedly responsible for my irrational fear of #sharks! 😂 in honor of Shark Week here is my shark lunch. It features a shark 🦈 shaped sandwich and #ocean blue yogurt on the side that has “blood in the water” with some strawberry jam at the bottom! Of course I had to put some tuna and goldfish on the side! . . . #foodart #foodartist #sharks #foodie #foodies #lunchideas #foodstagram #instafood #sharkafterdark #lunch #lunchbreak #instasharks #monstertag #bento #bentobox #foodblogger #foodstagram
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 a blogfathers 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.
Because eventually, bros grow up to be dads. The BroBible Instagram account is one for dads to follow for the daily updates of absurd and ridiculous memes, links to awesome gear and love of Guy Fieri.
The account also holds a special place in my heart for employing me on and off for the past four years. –
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 if the Calvin and Hobbes of the new millennium except Calvin and Hobbes and everyone else 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?!?
Steve Tate: Tate28
Steve Tate lost his son, Hayes, to a rare form of brain cancer at the age of 1. After losing his son, Steve felt inspired and decided to honor him by writing a book.
Steve and his wife are huge childhood cancer advocates through the HayesTough Foundation. The foundation helps families with kids battling cancer while raising funds for research.
Let this be a public service announcement for all: coconut water from a warm coconut on the beach is nothing like the coconut water that all the fitness people drink. 💁🏻♂️. And ☝🏼…….DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT drink coconut 🥥 water unless you are within 125 feet of a bathroom🤦🏻♂️. No need to go into detail, I’m sure you’ve all seen “Dumb & Dumber”……..#dad #travel #hawaii #coconut
Tate is a dad to follow on Instagram for his inspirational journey through life as he raises his six other children.
Dads To Follow On Instagram (Cont.)
Dad Download: @daddownload
Lee is a self-proclaimed “lover of captions, coffee, stories, his wife and daughter and his delivery guy, Dave.”
If you were to ask me about the memories I have of my father, they'd generally include a pint or two (or three), happiness, tears, excitement, & disappointment… Ok, we're both huge football fans & if you are, or know of a football supporter, you'll know that within 90 minutes, they can experience every single emotion under the sun… The one thing I will always have a memory of however is the feeling that he's got my back. Always! . I want Ava to be the same (in time!). I'm pretty certain her current memories are of an exhausted-looking dad who's really winging it and learning each and every day. But with exhaustion comes fun, & I'll continue to fill her memories with fun times, laughter and excitement because there's nothing more rewarding than seeing a big cheesy smile plastered across her cute little face. These awesome t-shirts from @notonthehighstreet seem to sum up our relationship pretty well! . What memories do you have of your father? #NOTHSFathersDay #ad
I’m not sure about the Dave situation, but Lee loves his daughter Ava. His Instagram account honors life with his adorable little girl.
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.
Fatherhood is Lit: @fatherhoodislit
Fatherhood is Lit believes a dad’s presence in this world never has to be boring. He strives to help dads live their best life.
FIL curates the best dads on Instagram and brings their lives to a new audience while occasionally celebrating his own family.
Fatherhood Fitness Finance: @fatherhoodfitnessfinance
Seth McKay is an all-star dad to 3 kids. This engineer turned entrepreneur is a dad to follow on Instagram for his love of crushing weights and
Wow! 1 year since I left my corporate job. Hard to believe it has already been that long. ___________ Overall, “No Regerts” but there are definitely days when I just want a ‘real job’ because that now seems like a cake walk. ___________ On the upside, I’ve been able to spend a crazy amount of time with our kids and really be a part of their life which has totally been the best part. __________ The guy who cuts my grass asked my neighbor if I had won the lottery because I’m home so much. Haha. I feel like I must be doing something right if someone thinks I won the lottery.
McKay’s Instagram account focuses on three favorite pastimes — fatherhood, fitness, and finance. He recently left a cushy corporate job to co-found a start-up. That takes guts.
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!
Somedays it's really hard to be fully involved in a game of trucks with Benny. I am thinking about vacations and all the chores that need to get done. However, what can I do? I am only one person! Or, am I? . When I was … let's say, younger … there was this movie with Michael Keaton called, Multiplicity. The basic Idea is he clones himself to get more things done. This got me thinking. . What if I simply cloned myself? One to play trucks, one for vacation planning, and one for doing chores. It's brilliant! . Anyway, I don't remember what happens in the movie. However, given it was a mid 90's comedy, I'm sure the plan went terribly wrong and then went back to normal by the end with some sort of lesson learned. #predicatbleplots #ididntlearnanything
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 41-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.
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.
MORE DAD INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS I LOVE (BUT FORGOT TO INCLUDE)
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How could I forget the website that I write for, Fatherly, in my original list?!?! I’m truly a putz sometimes.