A woman who describes herself as a sexuality expert and educator said parents should ask if it’s okay and make sure their babies give consent to change their diapers before parents do so.
Deanne Carson, a vocal advocate of consent in all arenas of life, went on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Thursday and stated bluntly that parents should make sure that babies, even newborns from birth, give consent before parents change their soiled diapers.
While Carson admitted that newborns cannot speak or even fully comprehend their world, parents should ask for consent by looking their child in the eyes and waiting for the baby to give them a response via body language.
“If you 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,” she said, according to the Mirror.
The Left finding new levels of batshit crazy. What body language cues indicate consent to change a nappy?
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) May 10, 2018
Carson added that parents should also vocally ask their children if it is okay to change their diapers despite the baby’s inability to respond in words because it creates a culture of consent which she charges is vital to establishing a healthy living space.