Justin Baldoni plays a devoted dad of three on Jane The Virgin, but it's quite obvious that he's just as devoted to his daughter in real-life - and probably even more. His posts on social media always contain such beautiful and important messages about parenthood, and they're amazing to read. Here are some of Justin Baldoni's best parenting Instagram posts.
Earlier this month, Baldoni posted a picture of he and his daughter to lament the lack of changing tables in the men's restroom at Los Angeles International Airport. He captioned the photo:
Now that it's 2017 it'd be super awesome to allow men to change our children's diapers in the Men's room because, well...daddies change diapers too. On behalf of dads everywhere, Thanks for understanding. Justin.
That's really important, because while this should be obvious, men are parents too. Changing diapers isn't just 'mom's duty,' and Baldoni has even told People that he enjoys changing diapers because he "gets to connect with Maiya." And unfortunately, not having changing tables in men's restrooms forces men to find somewhere else to change their child's diaper that may be unsanitary (such as on the floor).
Baldoni always beautifully captures why he loves being a parent and how he instantly fell in love with his daughter. This caption under a picture of he, his wife Emily, and their teeny daughter captures how blessed so many parents feel in quiet moments with their child:
This moment is perhaps the single greatest, and transformative moment of my life. This is the moment I realized the sheer power, strength, and resilience of the feminine...This is the moment I fell madly in love with my wife...again. This is the moment I fell madly in love with my daughter. This is the moment I became a man. And it's all because of women.
Dear Maiya: I don't know what's waiting on the other side of this door. I don't know what today will bring. I don't know the future of our country, your future or mine...But what I do know is that I have a dream for you. A dream that you will grow up in a world where people see each other not for their differences but for the similarities...I dream for a world that won't see you as just a beautiful woman and sexualize you one day… but will see you as you were meant to be seen...I know I dream big my dear Maiya, but I also believe that through God, anything is possible.
But beyond grand visions, Baldoni also knows how important it is to just celebrate life and have fun. "Add this to the thousands of little lessons I hope to teach you in my lifetime," Baldoni writes as the caption of a cute video of he and Maiya. "Sometimes we just need to stop everything we are doing… and dance like no one's watching."
My absolute favorite of Baldoni's parenting Instagram posts was shared earlier this year. It's a simple picture of Baldoni and Maiya flashing big smiles to the camera, but it's the caption below that stands out to me.
"This is what love does and continues to do. It tastes like honey to adults and milk to children."
The caption is a quote from Jalaluddin Rumi, and it beautifully captures how pure and sweet the love between parent and child is. And it's a feeling that Baldoni always manages to evoke in his posts of his family: pure love. Keep gramming Justin, and keep reminding parents everywhere of the beauty in family, love, and life.