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Dad's Post On Why Men Rarely Change Diapers Highlights Issue Everyone Forgets

By Aimee Lutkin

Clint Edwards is a popular daddy blogger with a Facebook page called "No Idea What I'm Doing." This seems like false modesty, because a lot of people go to Edwards for advice and thoughts on his life as a parent. A recent post of his went especially viral, because it addresses what may be the worst part of parenting: dealing with someone else's bodily functions. 

Though lots of people don't think about this, diaper changing is kind of hard for dudes. Not because they're just not as good at it, but because so many public facilities put the changing table in the woman's restroom. If you are a dad out alone, part of a same-sex couple, or even (wow) a dad who wants to take diaper changing duties to give your partner a break, you are in trouble. 

Edwards goes to a Mormon church in Oregon, and he wrote about how speaking up may have changed dynamics at his house of worship forever:

I'm calling this a win! The church I attend didn't have a changing table in the men's room. As a father with a young...

Posted by No Idea What I'm Doing: A Daddy Blog on Friday, June 16, 2017

He explains that he was initially nervous about pestering his community for a place to change his kid, but it paid off big time:

I'm calling this a win! The church I attend didn't have a changing table in the men's room. As a father with a young child I really hate when I can't change my kid. This isn't to say that I enjoy changing a squirmy poopy toddler. I don't. No one does. But I dislike placing the full burden of changing every single diaper on my wife even more. This whole parenting gig is a partnership.