As a starting point for improving gender equality among South African parents, you may think about ensuring that mothers and fathers are paid equally. In South Africa, the typical wage disparity between men and women is between 23 percent and 35 percent, according to the United Association of SA (UASA). In this essay, we’re going to focus on something that’s less well-known but has a significant impact on the gender gap, and that is the provision of baby changing stations in both men’s and women’s restrooms.

The Lack of Changing Tables in Men’s Bathrooms

Parents with multiple small children under the age of 3 and fathers who are actively involved in their children’s upbringing have recognized that there aren’t many changing tables in men’s bathrooms. A primary reason for their interest in the subject is that they see this face as an impediment to fatherhood on the road, either preventing fathers from doing diaper changes themselves or pushing them to take unconventional measures.

Gender roles in parenting

Compared to the past, today’s men are far more involved in their children’s upbringing. The assumption that only women will be responsible for diaper duty is a gender prejudiced one and demonstrates a very non-inclusive, linear thinking process.

The Changing Paradigm

The assumption that only mothers should be responsible for changing diapers is a relic of a bygone era that has to be supplanted by more progressive paradigms. The installation of diaper changing stations in men’s bathrooms should be no more difficult than it is in women’s facilities.

Cleaning Services for Baby Changing Areas

When it comes to creating and maintaining sanitary and welcoming baby changing areas in your commercial facility, Kempston Cleaning has the expertise to help.

Our team of highly trained and experienced cleaning professionals are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to clean and sanitize all types of baby changing areas, from small individual units to large multi-user facilities. We understand the importance of providing a safe and clean environment for both babies and parents, and we go above and beyond to ensure that each and every one of our clients is completely satisfied with our services.

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