Expert Says: Parents Should Ask Babies for Permission Before Changing Their Diapers


Expert says parents should ask their child’s permission before changing their nappies – so they can set up a “culture of consent.”

Deanne Carson made the suggestion on ABC News during a segment about teaching consent to young children, and many viewers have since expressed their confusion over the idea.

According to Carson, who describes herself as a “sexuality educator, speaker, and author” on Twitter, a culture of consent needs to start at birth.

As expected, it’s started quite the conversation online. @MarkJC1463 said, ‘What next. Getting your dogs permission to take them out for a walk’, @ToppaCa said, ‘Stop the world I want to get off’, and @jogehudsmigos ‘How long do you allow a baby to wallow in their own filth if they decline?’ Basically, it’s not gone down too well for Deanne. It’s important that this debate has been started, though, since we’re all more conscious than ever about how we can educate our children on consent. What do you think?