Is there anything better to warm the cockles than a hot man with a baby? We think not. And the effect just becomes more powerful when that dad happens to be a famous celebrity, usually concerned with red carpets and adoring fans. Click through our gallery to see some of your favourite male stars as doting dads...
Simon Cowell and Eric
Mini me! Media mogul Simon tweeted this pic of him and baby Eric wearing matching sunglasses, captioned, 'Taking after Daddy'. Does that mean we will be seeing the bub in high-waisted trousers too soon? We hope not...
Josh Duhamel and Axl
Fergie's fella and baby Axl support USA against Germany in the World Cup last night. This delicious dady is fast becoming one of our favourites. Image from Instagram @joshduhamel
Simon Cowell and Eric
Media mogul Simon Cowell once joked that he wouldn’t be changing nappies, but if his latest snap is anything to go by – he’s a normal parent, just like the rest of us. The X Factor judge shared a personal pic of him bathing baby Eric on Twitter, captioned ‘Bath Time!’ Aww.
The former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion has said, ‘Becoming a dad will help with my boxing, for sure. The baby will keep me settled because there will be someone to look after. I'll have my wife and my baby girl to look after.’ His daughter is called Lamysa, an Arabic name which means 'soft to the touch'. Image from Instagram @AmirKingKhan
Tennis pro turned TV dater (he starred on US reality show Age Of Love), Mark has finally found his real calling - hanging out with his little man Nicholas and sharing the cute evidence on Instagram. Image from Instagram @mark_philippoussis
Orlando Bloom and Flynn
Even though Orlando and Miranda Kerr have now separated, he still spends a lot of time with little cutie, Flynn. Any chance of a lick of that lolly? Image from Getty.
Jay-Z and Blue Ivy
Jay and wife Beyonce shared this photo of their little tot Blue Ivy on an official Tumblr page shortly after her birth, inviting fans to share in their family joy. Image from helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com
Nick Lachey and Camden
Camden gets a great view wherever he goes, courtesy of dad Nick and his strong shoulders. Image from Twitter @VanessaLachey.
Simon Cowell and Eric
Like father, like son? After all the judgement that pours forth from Simon when he's playing TV judge, we think little Eric will be shown only love. Image from Twitter @SimonCowell.
Matthew McConaughey and Levi
The beach is home to all sorts of great things - sunbeds, sandcastles, ice creams etc - but this pic of Matthew and little Levi might just win the contest. Image from Rex.
Prince William and George
Move over Kate - when it comes to baby George, Will wants to be a hands-on dad. Image from Getty.
Marvin Humes and Alaia-Mai
So, it's cute overload time - Marvin shared this shot of the family's Dubai holiday on his own Instagram page, eliciting oohs and aahs across the nation. Image from Instagram @marvinhumes.
Robbie Williams and Theodora Rose
Introducing... the first ever public picture of Teddy Williams! Thanks Rob. Image from Twitter @robbiewilliams
Michael Buble and Noah
Doesn't everything look better in black and white? This gorgeous pic of Michael and little boy Noah certainly fits with the trend. Image from Instagram @michaelbuble.
Joel Madden and Harlow
Kanye West and North
Photos of Kanye smiling are few and far between but if there's one person to bring his pearly whites out to play, it's daughter North. Image from Twitter @KimKardashian.
Scott Disick and Penelope
Scott already got practice in with son Mason which is why he looks so at ease with his second child, daughter Penelope. Kourtney Kardashian must be proud. Image from Rex.
David Beckham and Harper
Dave took a break from the pitch, and the H&M billboards, to share this adorable snap of him and newborn baby Harper. Image from Facebook @DavidBeckham.
Gavin Rossdale and Kingston
Gwen Stefani gets a day off as hubby Gavin takes control of their brood. Image from Getty.
Tom Fletcher and Buzz
Is it cheating if you can't see dad or baby's faces? We don't think so! Thumb love. Image from Twitter @tommcfly.
...until their children are old enough to eat with them, according to a recent study run by OnePoll. The research, commissioned by AHDB (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board), also found that 26 per cent were not prepared for the negative impact that having a baby would have on their diet.