Daddy Diaper Doody Duty

June 18, 2015

Happy Father and Son on sheets

Let’s face it, no one ever really wants to change a big ole stinky diaper. Sure, it is a lot more tolerable when the contents come from your sweet little angel, but all in all, it’s a job that parents continue to try to push off on one another. Traditionally, it was always mom who took the lead in taking care of baby. Honestly, it just wasn’t “cool” for a dad to rock, swaddle, feed, bathe or {gasp} change a poopy diaper…until now.

In fact, according to Pew Research, American fathers today spend nearly triple the amount of time on childcare than they did in the 1960s, while mothers spend four more hours per week.

Bring on the Diapers

Thanks to celebrities like Ashton Kutcher, who recently asked for more changing tables in public restrooms, Daddy’s are taking charge of diaper changing duties everywhere. Dads are taking an active role in parenting and even offering up advice to their comrades. Bloggers Andy Herald and Charlie Capen of How to be Dad take a hilarious approach to co-sleeping in their book, The Guide to Baby Sleep Positions: Survival Tips for Co-Sleeping Parents. We are even seeing male baby trend experts, such as Jamie Grayson [The Baby Guy], recognized as the “Best Baby Gear Guru” for his advice to new parents about the best products for baby.

Gear for Dad

Several companies are making products specifically with Dad in mind. Check out the diapers bags from The Diaper Dude. They are masculine, yet functional, and come in a variety of sizes to meet Dad’s needs and style.

Colgate also has something for Dad to take along on those big family car rides this summer - our 3-sided contour changing pad. This pad can turn almost any flat surface into a changing station. It's lightweight, liquid proof and easy to clean. Plus, the dimensions are small enough to travel with ease. Daddy can easily take his diaper duty on the road!

The Colgate 3-sided contour changing pad is available online at Target or BuyBuyBaby for $45.99.


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