Woman Grossed Out When Friend Changes Baby’s Nappy On The Living Room Floor Without Asking
Is it ever okay to change your baby’s smelly nappy on someone’s living room floor without asking? One woman was left mortified after being faced with a dirty nappy mid sentence. Without warning! Would you be annoyed?
“Mid-pleasant catch-up it’s apparent 19-month-old needs nappy changing and it’s definitely solids,” the anonymous user shared on Netmums. “Friend proceeds not to break conversation but whip out a very small changing mat and some wipes, etc., lay it all on the carpet and introduce fresh fecal matter into my front room.”
“I am very supportive of breastfeeding in public, etc., that just hasn’t got any argument against it, why should anyone be made to eat their lunch in a toilet,” she wrote. “But in the same vein — why is it acceptable to change a nappy in a living room rather than a perfectly well-equipped bathroom or even ANY other room that we are not drinking tea in?”
Despite the fact that this woman is a healthcare worker and has seen her share of ‘grossness’ she still feels somehow violated by the act. “I get that you are probably completely immune to your own child’s effluence, but to expect others to find it as delightful seems unreasonable,” she wrote.
Her question is “is she being unreasonable for still being disgusted by the nappy change even days later?”
Comments came in hard and fast for Nappygate. Some agreed with the woman saying it’s gross to wipe your kid’s butt in the same place you’re eating while others saw it as no big deal.
“As a mom, I would never do this without asking the person there where to change the baby, some friends say go ahead and change it there, others will direct me to where I can change them,” one user wrote. “So I don’t blame you for not being happy about changing a dirty nappy in your living room.”
“I don’t think it’s particularly nice to have someone change a smelly nappy in the same room as you’re sat having a drink/eating (even if they are happy to do it at home, that’s their own choice!),” another person wrote. “The smell does have a tendency of lingering so it’s only polite to ask if there’s somewhere else it can be done.”
“In someone else’s house, especially someone who doesn’t have young children, who I haven’t seen for a while, I would definitely ask where to change her nappy,” one user added. “It’s just common courtesy.”
“Changing nappies is just something that you do without even thinking about,” one user noted.
“Whilst it’s not something I would do at a friend’s house, I do think you need to get a grip. You are still so upset hours later that you have decided to write a very long rambly rant about it,” another person commented. “It’s a baby’s bum being changed, is it really that offensive?”
“OK I’m the rude friend that just changes my baby’s bum,” one mum admitted. “I never thought about it being ‘offensive’ to anyone, I mean would you want to sit in your own sh*t for longer than necessary?”
What do you think?
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