The Reluctant Father: “Let’s not forget the baby-wipe warmer…”

The Reluctant Father © Philip ToledanoIt was like watching a wildlife documentary. She’d savage the nipple (rubber, or Carla) with a crazed animal ferocity, and then slip into a deep opiate slumber, mouth agape.


At the age of forty, photographer Phillip Toledano became a father. But as Toledano discovered in the minutes after his daughter was born, “There’s how you feel, and then there’s how you think you should feel…Was I overwhelmed in a tsunami of love? Not really.”

An honest and hilarious photobook about the realities of being a parent — The Reluctant Father. See and read more in our review.

The Reluctant Father 2 © Philip ToledanoLet’s not forget the baby industrial complex. A baby wipe warmer?

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