Dad called a “sicko” and forced to leave a shopping centre parent’s room while changing his son’s nappy.
A Queensland woman who defended the dad described witnessing the dad being abused by another mother at the Kawana Shopping world on the Sunshine Coast.
“There was a dad in the middle of changing his son’s nappy, already having a difficult time with his son not wanting to be changed,” Mikaa Ives wrote on a local parenting Facebook group page.
“The lady piped up and started abusing the dad for being in the parents room: ‘It’s only for mothers, get out you sicko’,” Ms Ives said.
Ms Ives said the woman, who accused him “staring at her naked kids” threatened to call security on the dad if he didn’t leave the room.
She said the boy didn’t have a clean nappy on when the pair was kicked out, and the pair became distressed about the confrontation.
“His son was hysterical and he’s just saying “its okay mate, we’ll go back in there soon”.
She called the man back in to finish putting a clean nappy on the child and told him if the other woman ended up calling security on him, she would back him up.
“I was absolutely shocked that the poor bloke felt he had no choice but to leave like she said… I was BEYOND disgusted. ”
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People are thanking her for standing up for a fellow parent.
Other dads have also defended the man, sharing similar stories of abuse they say they have received while trying to change their own children.
“I’m a dad and copped the same when ever I had to change my son’s nappy. Didn’t move just told them to [do] whatever they needed to do to feel better about themselves,” one dad wrote.
Another wrote: “As a single dad I have experienced this on the coast too many times. Thank you for standing up for this guy.
“When someone kicks you out of a parent’s room you literally have no where to go with your children, it’s good to know that there are people out there who care.”
Earlier this year a new dad was told he was a ‘dirty old man’ for taking his seven-week-old baby into the parents’ room. Read his story HERE.
I have no words! WHY? Why are some people so self righteous? Somebody please explain to me why anyone would be upset to see a dad caring for his child?
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