JACKSONVILLE, Fl. (WJZ) — An Instagram post of a man changing his son’s diaper in a bathroom stall has gone viral over the past week.
In the Instagram post, Donte Palmer is seen squatting on a restroom floor to change his son, Liam’s, diaper due to the lack of a baby-changing station in the men’s bathroom of a steakhouse Palmer and his family were dining at.
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This is a serious post!!! What’s the deal with not having changing tables in men’s bathroom as if we don’t exist!! #FLM #fatherslivesmatter clearly we do this often because look how comfortable my son is. It’s routine to him!!!! Let’s fix this problem! I Kaepernick drop a knee to this issue! @theshaderoom let’s show the innovation of fathers! #squatforchange
Palmer had his eldest son, 12-year-old Isaiah, act as both photographer and an assistant as the boy snapped pictures while handing his father wipes and a new diaper.
The photo has been gaining traction as more fathers have begun posting their own pictures of diaper-changing struggles.
Former President Barack Obama signed a law in 2016 that requires baby-changing stations in the bathrooms of all federal buildings, however many public men’s rooms still don’t have them.