Donte Palmer: changing tables are a must-have in men’s public restrooms

Donte Palmer changing tables

Donte Palmer changing tables — A father by the name of Donte Palmer is making the case for the provision of changing tables in men’s public restrooms by taking a picture of himself having to kneel to change his child.

After the controversy unleashed nationwide by the lack of baby changing tables in public bathrooms for men, the multinational company “Pampers” announced that it will help solve the problem.

Research conducted by Pampers revealed that 9 out of 10 parents have gone to a public restroom that has not had a table to change babies. Given the situation and as part of their “Love the Change” campaign, they announced the donation of 5,000 changing tables in public toilets throughout North America by 2021.

The case of Donte Palmer, a Florida father who was caught in a squat position while trying to change his son’s diaper, drew national and international attention.

Since that publication, Palmer has founded #SquatForChange, an organization committed to providing parents with adequate means so that men can also take care of their children when they are away from home.

Palmer is working with Pampers to help thousands of dads who have used social media to express their desire to see a change in public restrooms to fathers a changing table to change their children. John Legend, musician, activist and partner of Pampers, also joined the brand to present this great campaign.

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“I’m so excited to play a role in Pampers’ Love the Change” campaign, I love being a practical parent, and it’s so important that we recognize the active role men play in the life of a parent. their babies,” said John Legend. “Spending time with my children is one of the greatest joys of my life, but it’s frustrating when I go out with Miles and the men’s bathroom does not have a changing table. I’m proud to support Pampers as it paves the way for a inclusive parenting by providing all parents with the tools we need to be successful. “

Over the next two years, Pampers, in partnership with Koala Kare, will identify high-need public places and provide tables for changing babies for installation in men’s restrooms.

“We know that parents want to be able to bond with their children by getting them out of there, and that means the inevitable diaper change, no matter where they are. In many cases today, instead of being an easy and direct task, it is a time that causes anguish because the necessary facilities are not always available,” said Andre Schulten, Vice President and General Manager of Baby Care North America, Procter & Gamble.

“We are proud to announce our commitment to provide 5,000 changing tables for babies in public restrooms by 2021 to help address the inequality that fathers face when it comes to caring for their babies.”

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Carl Frantz

Polyglot, humanitarian, Carl was born in Germany but raised in the USA. He writes mostly on tech, science and culture.