Is it required for men to change their babies’ nappies or is it a job best left to mum?
A row erupted after TV presenter Jim Davidson revealed he’s never changed a dirty nappy.
But journalist Jamie East said it was ‘lazying parenting’ to leave it to mum.
Davidson said: “I used to get an Au Pair girl or nanny. I pay people – do you clean your own windows? Exactly. I will have a go.”
Presenter Piers Morgan fired back at the former Generation Game host: “You do it to yourself. Why would you not do it to your baby?”
The conversation came up after comedian and author Russell Brand revealed he leaves the nappy changing to his wife Laura Gallacher, saying she “does all of it”.
East said that although Russell is great “you can’t get away saying stuff like in 2019”.
He added: “Jim is very much from a generation. Your views are probably wide apart from many others.
“But you should be changing nappies – it brings you closer to your children.”
Davidson added: “My views are for grown ups.”
Social media users were divided on whether men should or shouldn’t be changing nappies.
One person tweeted: “As a stay-at-home dad I changed 90% of my lad’s nappies. Cooked most of his meals too, and mopped up most of his vomit. Isn’t that what parents – male or female – are meant to do?”
Another said: “For gods sake, if it works for them that’s all that matters. People need to concentrate on their own families and not that of others.
“If they did there wouldn’t be so much disaster in our schools and on our streets.”
“Hang on…There will be chores that women won’t (or maybe can’t) do too!! It works both ways,” another said.