- Inspired by a dad’s post that went viral in social media last year, Pampers announced last week that they will install 5,000 baby changing tables in men’s restrooms across the U.S.
- In September 2018, Donte Palmer of Florida shared a photo of him trying to change his 1-year-old son’s diaper on his lap inside a men’s restroom.
- Pampers has asked singer-songwriter John Legend to help with the initiative.
Pampers is about to transform thousands of men’s restrooms across the country, thanks to a dad’s photo that went viral last year.
Donte Palmer, a father-of-three from Jacksonville, Florida, shared an Instagram photo of him change his son’s diaper on his lap inside a men’s restroom. Donte said he was sick and tired of men’s restrooms that are not equipped with changing tables.
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The shared photo shows Donte squatting against a wall to balance himself so he can change his 1-year-old son’s diaper on his lap.
He initiated the use of the hashtag #SquatForAChange, aiming to encourage businesses and organizations to install changing tables in men’s restrooms.
Finally, Pampers heeded Donte’s call to action by promising to install more than 5,000 changing tables in public restrooms across North America before the year 2021.
“I’m excited, I’m honored, I’m using the moment to teach my boys that if you have a dream, if you have an issue with something, open your mouth, chase it, go attack that thing you want and it’ll come,” Donte told Metro.
“That’s why I’ve been giving my heart to this campaign to change men’s lives. I’m proud to have a huge partnership with Pampers and Koala Care which will help people really receive my message.”
Musician John Legend also joined the campaign by teaming up with Pampers and Koala Care in order to encourage other businesses to follow their lead.
In a press release, John said: “I am so excited to play a role in Pampers’ Love the Change campaign. I love being a hands-on dad, and it is so important that we acknowledge the active role dads are playing in their babies’ lives.”
“Spending time out and about with my kids is one of the greatest joys in my life, but it’s frustrating when I am out with [my son] and the men’s restroom doesn’t have a baby changing table,” he continued.
“I’m proud to support Pampers as it paves the way for more inclusive parenting by providing all of us dads out there with the tools we need to succeed,” the singer added.
Source: Good News Network