Expert claims parents should ask babies for permission before cleaning nappy

Typically when a baby’s nappy needs changing, you go ahead and change it.


But one sexuality expert has left parents baffled after claiming they should ask their babies for permission before they change their dirty nappies

Deanne Carson works with children to understand the issues of consent and describes herself as a “sexuality educator, speaker, and author.”

Discussing her work in an interview, Deanne said she works “with children from three years old” and “parents from birth” to raise awareness of consent.

When questioned about their young age, Deanne said that she works with families to “set up a culture of consent in their homes”.

She recommends parents say:“I’m going to change your nappy now, is that okay?”

While she acknowledged that a baby is unlikely to actually give consent, Deanne suggests parents “leave a space and wait for body language and wait to make eye contact then you’re letting that child know that their response matters”.

Bemused viewers were quick to take to Twitter, with one commenting: “I’m not hearing this right surely.”

Another added: “Absolute lunacy. The world has gone completely mad.”

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