Baby diaper changing table stations used to be under the purview of mums in Singapore and all around the world. But it’s bound to happen- daddy’s out with the little one and he or she needs an immediate diaper change.
Singapore malls tend to have their diaper changing table stations located outside the toilets, allowing both mums and dads easy access. One location where you will never see a diaper changing table is in, though, the gents’ restroom not only in Singapore but the whole world.
Why Is There Not A Baby Changing Table In The Men’s Bathrooms In Singapore And Everywhere Else?
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Dads in the USA have picked up on that and even started fighting for the installation of diaper changing stations in the men’s room.
The role of a dad in taking care of his child has blurred- instead of being limited to the individual who works all day to encompass a myriad of other roles: including the dreaded one of changing diapers (mainly because of all the poop that comes with that task).
A blog was started up by like-minded dads who take part in the roles most people associate only with mums. Calling themselves Dads who change diapers, the blog that cater to dads who break the societal stereotype.
This highlights a key shift in a dad’s role in his child’s life- to play a more active part when they are just babies.
How Dads Feel About Changing Diapers And Having A Baby Changing Table In The Men’s Bathroom In Singapore
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To find out more about what dads think about having a baby changing table whenever they go into the men’s toilet in Singapore, we decided to gather more thoughts and opinions from other fathers.
We went around the office asking the new daddies how they felt about:
#1 Changing diapers
#2 A baby diaper changing table in the men’s toilet in Singapore
Here’s what they had to say about changing nappies and placing a baby changing table in the men’s bathroom in Singapore (amidst gagging at the thought of #1)
“Changing my baby’s pamper is easy peasy. There’s really not much to it. I hold my nose, and I do it. In under 15 seconds. The faster, the better… for me. It’s still weird doing a change in public, especially in a men’s toilet, if that ever is the case. The dudes would look at me strangely and I may not feel so manly after that. It’s just a guy’s thing.”
-John, 31, daddy of a 2-month-old girl
“Having to bring my baby out while mummy works is something I do regularly. So having that special feature in a man’s loo will be great! And why not? If mummy can do it, so can daddy.”
-Weihao, 28, new stay-at-home-dad
“Check back with me in a month. I can say I will love to change diapers, but who knows. I’ve heard a lot of scary stories about it from my brothers. The do-it-in-public duty may have to still be mum’s as it feels awkward for me. There are some things I feel women can just do better. I also feel more comfy in a men’s room… ALONE.”
-Irshyad, 29, going-to-be dad
This is what dads around the office had to say about changing diapers and whether a baby changing table is needed in men’s bathrooms in Singapore. What are your thoughts on this? Do you also think it’s about time that there’s a baby diaper changing table inside the men’s toilets in Singapore and not just the ladies?
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