New research by diaper manufacturer Pampers revealed that 9 out of 10 dads have used a public restroom lacking a baby changing table. This leaves dads and babies squatting and — ew — even using the restroom floor when desperate times call for desperate measures.
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This is a serious post!!! What’s the deal with not having changing tables in men’s bathroom as if we don’t exist!! #FLM #fatherslivesmatter clearly we do this often because look how comfortable my son is. It’s routine to him!!!! Let’s fix this problem! I Kaepernick drop a knee to this issue! @theshaderoom let’s show the innovation of fathers! #squatforchange
Singer, songwriter, and dad of two John Legend is hoping to change that, pun intended. In support of other dads — and let’s face it, any mom who doesn’t want to be the sole diaper-changer when the family is out and about — he is working with Pampers on their Love the Change campaign, which will provide 5,000 Koala Kare changing tables for public restrooms in high-need locations across the United States and Canada by 2021.
Legend is a hands-on dad to Luna, 3, and Miles, 1, and acknowledges that he and wife Chrissy Teigen are able to live and travel with privileges others might not have. However, parenting is a great equalizer, and he knows firsthand the importance of a changing table when dealing with diapers — especially now that he has a son.
“It’s a little more dangerous; You have to shield yourself. I just caught a little spray the other day,” he laughed.
“There’s been a lot of times when there just isn’t a place to change them,” Legend told TODAY Parents. In the facilities available, he said, it’s clear that women are the ones expected to take care of babies, not men, and that is no longer reality.