‘Relationship Expert’ Wants Parents To Get Baby’s Consent Before Changing A Nappy

A self-proclaimed relationship expert, Deanne Carson, has stirred controversy by suggesting that parents should seek a baby’s consent before changing their diaper. Carson, a sexuality educator, believes introducing consent at a young age is crucial, even though babies cannot verbally respond.

While Carson acknowledges that babies cannot provide verbal consent, she suggests looking for nonverbal cues as a form of communication. She argues that this approach fosters a culture of consent in the home and allows parents and toddlers to communicate more deeply.

Carson’s recommendation has sparked debate, with many questioning the practicality and necessity of seeking a baby’s consent for diaper changes. Critics argue that while consent is important, expecting it from infants is unrealistic and impractical.