At first glance the DAD Guide may sound very special but there are many reasons for providing an e-service on baby care to Europe's fathers-to-be - some shall be listed here:

  • No baby care services for fathers-to-be and fathers available
  • Rapidly changing family structures and role models
  • A societal neglect of the fathers role in education of infants
  • Decreasing fertility rates in Europe
  • Increase in female employment rates (even though still low)
  • Difficult maternity leave re-entry for women
  • Legal and economic burdens to a equal share of parenting

All these issues and many more finally built the initiatives for developing a digital baby-care guide customized to men’s needs.

Austrian Federal Ministry
of Social Affairs

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views of the authors, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made from the information contained here.