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Ashton Kutcher: Men need baby-changing facilities

Actor and new dad Ashton Kutcher took to Facebook this week to complain about the lack of baby-changing facilities in men’s public bathrooms.

 

It seems the Hollywood star experienced the problem first-hand during a one-on-one outing with his 5-month-old daughter Wyatt Isabelle.

The 37-year-old found that there were no men’s toilets that had changing table facilities.

Writing on his Facebook page he said: “There are NEVER diaper changing stations in men’s public toilets”.

He wants to see more equality when it comes to taking care on your children.

The new father then offered to share the location of the first public toilets he found that offered facilities for dads, with his 18 million Facebook followers.

“The first public men’s room that I go into that has one gets a free shout out on my FB page! #BeTheChange”.

His status has been liked by more than 200,000 people.

Five-month-old Wyatt is the first daughter for Ashton and his fiancée Mila Kunis – the couple became engaged in February 2014.

Last year Kutcher appeared on The Ellen Show following the birth of his daughter, where he said the decision the couple had made to be hands-on parents was the right one.

“It’s awesome… We just want to know our kid”.

“We want to be the people that know what to do when the baby’s crying to make the baby not cry anymore.

“We want to know, like, when she makes a little face or something, we want to be emotionally in touch with her. I think the only way to do that is by being the one who’s there.”

His comments follow a polite sign that was posted outside a toilet at a shopping centre in Oklahoma in the US.

It read ‘please boys over 6 years of age use men’s restroom’.

The picture was posted online by the Oklahoma City Moms Blog and sparked a debate worldwide.

It comes after calls for more gender-neutral family bathrooms where dads and mums can both take their children.

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