In an age where there is such a thing as shared parental leave, a time where more and more Dads are becoming stay at home parents, how come finding a baby changing facility in a men’s toilet is still more difficult than finding a needle in a haystack? How is this OK? Research carried out by fabulous dad blogger Al from The Dad Network found that Dads have had to change their little one’s nappies in all manner of places as there were no changing facilities available to them.
The research discovered Dads across the UK were being forced to use the boot of their car to change their baby’s bum and some had even used the floor of a public toilet. Are you serious? It is 2o17 and babies are having to be laid down on a TOILET FLOOR to have their nappy changed when out and about with their Daddy. This is not OK, more needs to be done so babies can be changed as easily by their Dads as they can by their mums, nappy changing is not just something us Mums do.
Sudocrem Baby Changing Room Awards.
As Barack Obama has recently made it law for all male toilets to have a baby change facility in the US, hopefully the UK will soon follow suit. The Dad Network, the NCT and Sudocrem have all teamed up in a campaign for better changing facilities for Dads and the annual Sudocrem Baby Changing Awards has a new category this year – best Dad’s toilet.
There are 4 categories in the awards:
- Holiday park/hotel
and taking centre stage..
- Dads toilet
To vote in the awards and to be in with a chance of winning a break at the family friendly hotel Knoll House, follow this link to the Sudocrem website – it’s that easy. You have until the 31st of January to place your votes and the winning changing rooms with all receive a special engraved plaque and use of the Sudocrem Care and Protect logo.
So, hopefully 2o17 will be the year that Dads can take their little ones to the shops without wondering what their going to do when it’s time for a nappy change. Maybe it will be the year where Dads will no longer have to retreat back to the restaurant table and pass baby to Mum as there is no changing table in the gents. 2017 needs to be the year where not a single baby has to be changed on a toilet floor because there really is no better option. It’s not too much to ask for really is it?
What do you think? Are you a Dad who worries about where you will change your baby’s nappy when out and about? Maybe your a Mum who would like to see change so your husband can do his fair share of the bum changes when you’re out in town? I would love to know your thoughts on this.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. All words and opinions are my own.
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