Connect with us

Social Stories

M’sian Questions Why Baby Changing Stations Are Always Put in Women’s Washrooms at Public Places


Ft Mall
Source: TheAsianParent & Twitter

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

When it comes to the caring for and the handling of a baby, the stereotype that exists is that it’s a woman’s job and that men are normally not expected to lend a helping hand. Unfortunately, this stereotype has existed over the years and it has even led to some questionable design and planning choices.

Recently, Twitter user Mustakim took to the app to vent his frustrations on why baby changing stations are often put inside women’s bathrooms. “Next time don’t just think that it’s a woman’s job to change the diapers of their kids. This is a shared responsibility.”

“To designers and architects, please be more alert when designing spaces like this. I’ve seen plenty of malls that have changing stations inside of women’s bathrooms,” he added.


He accompanied his post with a picture of a women’s bathroom with a sign indicating that the baby changing station is inside.


M’sians totally agree!

His post has gone viral and currently sits on over 18,700 likes and 11,700 shares at the time of writing. Plenty of Malaysian parents took to his post to share their frustrations over this very issue. However, some users pointed out that not all malls are like this as plenty have a dedicated baby changing room for parents to access,

“I feel you. I had to change my kids’ diapers in the toilet. A lot of malls have a sign stating only mothers and baby. What if the father has to change the diaper or feed the baby too,” said a user.

Screenshot 1331


Another user pointed out that it’s a shared responsibility. “What if the man is a single father… what if he’s only out with the kids without the mum?”

Screenshot 1333

Screenshot 1332


Meanwhile, a netizen called out the mall that was pictured in the original post and said that, “At this mall we just have to do it however we can.”

“If my husband has to change it then I’d just ask him to come in. The changing of diapers is not just a woman’s job. Sometimes it’s the husband, the grandfather. No common sense at all,” they added.



Do you agree? Let us know in the comments.


Also read: “It’s better to never marry than have a dependent husband” – M’sian’s Advice Sparks Debate

Ft Marry

Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

My Post 1 2022 11 30T173444.698 My Post 1 2022 11 30T173444.698
News10 hours ago

62yo Melaka Man Faces Multiple Charges After Shooting Neighbour’s Cat To Death With Air Rifle

An elderly man in Ayer Keroh, Melaka, is facing charges in court after he shot his neighbour’s cat to death...

Collage 56 Collage 56
News11 hours ago

Actor Who Portrays PM10 in an Upcoming Movie Escapes Prison Sentence, Fined RM5K for Drug Use

If you keep tabs on the local entertainment industry, you might be aware that there’s a biopic about PM10, Dato...

Collage 8 2 Collage 8 2
News12 hours ago

Local Radio DJ Nearly Gets Shot at Her House After Bullets Go Through Front Door, PDRM Investigates

Being at home with doors closed, unfortunately, may not mean you’re completely safe anymore.  Early this morning (November 30), a...

Ft Motor Ft Motor
News13 hours ago

Kelantan Police Announce That Number of Cases of ‘Mat Rempits’ in the State Have Increased by 49%

One of the major issues that Malaysian road users have to face is the existence of ‘mat rempits’ on our...

Ft Monks Ft Monks
News17 hours ago

Buddhist Temple in Bangkok Left Monk-less After All of Them Tested Positive For Meth

Based on a report by AFP, a Buddhist temple in central Thailand was left without monks after all its holy...

My Post 1 2022 11 30T105454.733 My Post 1 2022 11 30T105454.733
News17 hours ago

Sany Hamzan Makes Police Reports Against Social Media Users Who Use Race & Religion as Political Weapon

A few days back, a Selangor state assemblyman, Mohd Sany Hamzan called for the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) to be...

Anwar Loafer Ft Anwar Loafer Ft
News18 hours ago

PM Anwar Ibrahim Responds To Tweet About His RM5,500 Loafers, Says It’s a Gift from Johor Sultan

Just over the weekend, Malaysia has celebrated the fact that a new prime minister was appointed after being in a...

Ft Lrt 1 Ft Lrt 1
News1 day ago

Another Day, Another Disruption to RapidKL’s Kelana Jaya Line LRT Service

Less than a month since the major disruptions to RapidKL’s LRT service, it appears that there has been no change....


Latest Videos