Dad's photo of baby on bathroom floor goes viralPosted: Jun 07, 2018 6:16 AM Updated:
A New Hampshire father's photo of his baby daughter has gone viral, and it's launching a debate about gender roles in taking care of young children.
Chris Mau didn't expect the attention when he went out for a walk.
The father of four was with his family when his eight-month-old daughter Kale started crying - she needed a diaper change.
So, Chris stepped into the restaurant right in front of him.
"I was like, you know, they got a kids' play place, so they must have a combination to be changing diapers," said Mau.
But, as you can see from his Facebook post, there was no changing table in the men's room.
He said he didn't feel comfortable looking into the lady's restroom and didn't want to wait.
"I can't justify leaving my daughter in a messy diaper to try and locate a proper changing table, so I threw down the emergency towel, as I call it, which I always keep in the stroller," Mau described.
His friends convinced him to make his frustrated post public, and it spread worldwide on the web. He said most responses have been supportive.
"About 95 percent of them are actually parents of children that have seen and gone through the same situation, both mothers and fathers," he said.
"If nothing else, positive change for parents of both sexes and children worldwide," he said of what he hopes comes from the post. "The solution is so simple. It really is. You would think in 2018, we have the technology of changing tables."
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