Cats and dogs. Celtics and Lakers. Red Sox and Yankees.
Dads and diapers…
The reaction most men have to a diaper that needs changed is to flee. Somewhere else in the home something needs their attention. A toilet is running. A light bulb has burned out. The dog is on fire. Anything to draw their attention away from the contents of that diaper.
The internet is ‘loaded’ with video proof that men have an adverse physical reaction to soiled baby pants. And though men have petitioned against being forced to perform this chore, siting the dangers it poses to all parties involved, they receive no pardon.
Let this article serve as a notice to you men out there who are elbow deep in baby powder and rash cream. Your male ancestors were not strangers to your woes. In a world without conventional methods for infant hygiene, those men rose up and created many of the tools you may take for granted today.
Men everywhere would still be rinsing, washing and reusing cloth diapers if not for grandfather Vic Mills, who created Pampers in the 1950’s. The Johnson & Johnson company credits Mike Mastroianni with the invention of baby wipes in the 1970’s and Dr. Frederick Barnett Kilmer with baby powder in 1888. Without their insights men would be scraping poo from thier baby’s bottoms with a squeegee and treating diaper rash with WD40.
How about diaper disposal? Filling the kitchen trash with individual packages of stink is not refreshing to say the least. The air freshener came to us in 1946 from Bob Surloff and the Diaper Genie was invented in 1995 by one Mr. John Hall. Well done sirs!
These great men could not have created such things had they not posessed and intimate knowledge of what it meant to change diapers. These men revolutionized infant poop treatment for eternity. They paved the way for the next group of intellectuals to improve the process just a little more.
These men didn’t just change diapers, they changed the way all men change diapers.