Dad left in shock after he was forced out of the parents’ change room by a group of mothers.

Troy Tinson, from Western Australia’s Mandurah, claims he walked into the parents’ change room in a local shopping centre to change his daughter’s nappy when three women stood in front of the change tables and told him he wasn’t welcome.

‘They said there were women breastfeeding in the room and that he wasn’t welcome, that he was a male and that there were male toilets that he could access,’ Troy’s wife Terina told ABC Perth on Friday.

‘He was devastated, he’s a great dad, a hands on dad. He looks after the girls while I’m at work and he’s a great father.’

Troy was then forced to change his daughter on the sink in the men’s toilets, he felt very insulted by the experience.

Dads too often made to feel creepy

It’s not the first time a dad has been made to feel unwanted and creepy in a parent room.

A QLD Dad was called a “sicko” and forced to leave a shopping centre parent’s room while changing his son’s nappy. Read his story here.

Another dad was told he was a ‘dirty old man’ for taking his seven-week-old baby into the parents’ room. Read his story HERE.

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  • Women were breastfeeding but they want to breast feed in public. There are private facilities for adults to go to the toilets in parent rooms. They are called parent rooms. Dads are being parents and then being insulted!!!! Where does PC end????


  • It’s pretty sad to read this. Aren’t women aware they are now called ‘parents rooms’ so mums AND dads can use them?!


  • So terrible to read. And here in WA! It’s a parent room!! It’s for everyone. And obliging the dad to change his child on the sink???? No, it’s not ok.


  • He is a parent and has every right to go into a changing room,he can’t change the baby in a men’s room.


  • I hate women who do this to dads! The room is there specifically for changing babies. Dads are more than welcome. I’d have gone to centre management and got those women removed. The breastfeeding areas have curtains you can pull closed if you want privacy. I’m sure he wasn’t interested in barging in to that bit.


  • Disgusting behaviour by these women, he should have reported them to centre management immediately, and then changed baby in the manager’s office or reception where it is warm and clean

    • what a good answer to this problem of nasty women, wonder what their beef was about fathers.


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