TODAY is Fathers’ Day – the day we say thank you to all the dads and father figures for everything they do.

It’s also a chance to look back at the moment you became a dad for the first day – the first time you held your baby.

We asked you to share photographs of the day your baby was born and tell us about that special moment you shared as you welcomed them into the world.

Here are some of your memories and photographs.

If you want to share yours, use the form below to submit a photo together with how you felt on the day you became a father.

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Community answers

When did you become a dad?

"Send us the first photo you or your partner took when your first child was born."

We asked for your responses - this is what you sent.

From Jason Cleary

Share your favourite photo of the day your baby was born

Winsford Guardian: Tyler Cleary, who was born on February 4, 2018Tyler Cleary, who was born on February 4, 2018 UGC (contributions)
Winsford Guardian: Charlie and Louis Cleary, who were born on June 8, 2000Charlie and Louis Cleary, who were born on June 8, 2000 UGC (contributions)

When was the photo taken?February 2018 and June 2020

How did it feel to hold your baby for the first time?Amazing. My kids mean the world to me. They have made me the man I am today.

From Thomas Paul Fisher

Share your favourite photo of the day your baby was born

Winsford Guardian: Cole Fisher, who was born in October last year. This is my first Father’s Day.Cole Fisher, who was born in October last year. This is my first Father’s Day. UGC (contributions)

When was the photo taken?Leighton Hospital in October 2021

How did it feel to hold your baby for the first time?Surreal - like an out of body experience

From Jay Gaunt

Share your favourite photo of the day your baby was born

Winsford Guardian: Became a dad in 2018 to my daughter Daisy-Lou xBecame a dad in 2018 to my daughter Daisy-Lou x UGC (contributions) Free to use
Winsford Guardian: I became a dad again in 2019 to my daughter Ivy-RoseI became a dad again in 2019 to my daughter Ivy-Rose UGC (contributions) Free to use

When was the photo taken?Last year and 2018

How did it feel to hold your baby for the first time?Loved every moment with both kids. My greatest achievement and blessing.

From Mark Evans

Share your favourite photo of the day your baby was born

Winsford Guardian: Me and my beautiful princess Harper MaeMe and my beautiful princess Harper Mae UGC (contributions) Free to use

When was the photo taken?December 1, 2020

How did it feel to hold your baby for the first time?Best feeling in the world!

From David Taylor

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Winsford Guardian: My baby adjusting to life in the outside worldMy baby adjusting to life in the outside world UGC (contributions)

When was the photo taken?March 20, 2020

How did it feel to hold your baby for the first time?My life felt complete ❤️

From Tim Hulme

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Winsford Guardian: First picture with baby Eric, just minutes old.First picture with baby Eric, just minutes old. UGC (contributions) Free to use

When was the photo taken?August 5, 2020

How did it feel to hold your baby for the first time?Emotional! The pure love and relief that he arrived safely (and maybe a bit tired after 37 hours but we don’t mention this seeming as I wasn’t the one having him). My wife was incredible, coping with a pandemic while pregnant, planning a home birth and ending up in Leighton Hospital in a heat wave.

From Leah Hunt

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Winsford Guardian: Lewis with daughter NealaLewis with daughter Neala UGC (contributions)

When was the photo taken?27th April 2017

How did it feel to hold your baby for the first time?He was smitten.

From Luke Dean

Share your favourite photo of the day your baby was born

Winsford Guardian: With son FreddyWith son Freddy UGC (contributions) Free to use

When was the photo taken?Not long after my son was born

How did it feel to hold your baby for the first time?Precious , amazing and heart warming