Disturbed About Diaper Change

January 12, 2010

in Baby & Kid Stories

Two weeks ago I flew from Newark, NJ to San Francisco and there was a couple with a baby in front of me. In the middle of the flight the couple decided to change the baby’s diaper right on their seat and guess what?…was full of poop! You cannot imagine the smell in the plane. These people don’t know that there are changing tables inside the lavatories???

{ 55 comments… read them below or add one }

Jim January 13, 2010 at 9:10 am

We wonder why our schools are failing…why children have little respect for others….why so many are so messed up….it is because of ignorant parents like this one. The parents had no respect for anyone else around them….so, changed the diapers….this is the beginning of a long line of teaching their children disrespect.


Winona January 13, 2010 at 9:31 am

I'm about to fly with my four-month-old son and, while I haven't changed a diaper mid-air before, I'm willing to wager that the airplane seat offered far more room and stability for diaper-changing than a tiny airplane lavatory.


HUNGRY DINGO January 17, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I have an idea. Just give baby an enema before the flight at the airport. Poop in air avoided!


bob April 5, 2010 at 4:52 am

she never said she would use the seat you rude ignorant retard. she only said it would probably be more comforatable.


Andrew January 13, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I'm sorry, while I agree that the airplane bathrooms are very crammed, does it "really" warrant putting people through the experience, of having the smell of fecal matter float around them for several hours in a cramped space aboard the jet? I would warrant, that if it was bad enough, people would get sick and then you'd have an even worse mess with vomit mixed with poo. I understand it's a prickly situation, and there really is no "good" outcome for both parties.


Aaron January 13, 2010 at 3:53 pm


That all sounds reasonable in the abstract, but if you're the one sitting next to it, I think you'd change your mind pretty quick.


shmacko January 13, 2010 at 4:02 pm

wtf, babies shit, deal with it.


mom January 14, 2010 at 4:49 am

Even if the lavatory has a changing table (and many don't), you have a changing pad in your diaper bag for a reason. Lay it out on the floor of the galley, the space between the cabins, or the back of the plane behind the lavs, and you have plenty of room and relative privacy. You can throw the used diaper directly in the trash and don't have to bother anyone.

And if you're curious, FAs have no problem with this, in fact they are unusually accommodating and helpful.


Jane January 16, 2010 at 6:04 am

Yeah, that's really smart…change the diaper where the drinks and snacks are kept. Yep. I really want the taste of baby poop when I have my beverage service.


really? January 16, 2010 at 1:45 pm

The flight attendants do have a problem with this, it's a health risk to have fecal matter in the same area as the food and it's not allowed by regulation. Poop and everything associated with it goes in the bathroom.


Bob July 3, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I doubt if she intended to smear shit all over the drink cart and if you have not been keeping up with current events airline food already comes with a heapin helpin of fecal matter. At least it smells like it does, I wouldn’t know since I have never eaten the trash that the airlines call food since I appreciate good health and a meal prepared by anyone having anything to do with an airline certainly is not concerned with health or quality.


Amanda September 17, 2017 at 3:48 pm

The galley is not there for your personal hygiene problems, it is there for food/ drink prep. Leave the baby at home until it becomes a person able to tend to its own needs. You are being very inconsiderate of the rest of the world by dragging your inconvenience with you, and subjecting the rest of us to it.


LuxPink's Mom January 17, 2010 at 8:41 am

You'll have to forgive my son LuxPink. He's never been near a girl, and as I think you can tell, it's unlikely that one will let him near any time soon.


Bob July 3, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Lux's mom, your boy may never have been near a girl but you must admit that he has a way with words. Somewhere out there there is a nasty skank waiting for that prize.


mom January 19, 2010 at 1:07 pm

allow me to rephrase for those of you who did not read what I wrote –

changing pad on the FLOOR of the back of the airplane or the galley. Changing pads get washed and are cleaner than the soles of shoes. the diaper gets put in a sealed bag and goes directly in the trash.

It's a hell of a lot more sanitary than the urine coating on the floor, walls and door of the lav, not to mention the feces splatter…

And I can't count the number of times (I've been on 7 flights in the past 40 days) that I wait for the lav and when I enter, the sink is completely dry, the toilet hasn't been flushed and the unmistakable yellow/brown is on the seat and floor.


david January 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm

well "mom" maybe you haven't realized on your flights that there are alot of people who live dirty homes and do not wash their pads as often as they should if ever

and many parents wont want to bring the baby pad with them for various reasons and that is their right

just like i have a right to be able to eat without your or anyone elses baby matter in or around my food, i paid for my food so i should be able to eat it without any body fluids

its not like we go to the bathroom and consume our food (maybe some do but thats their personal choice) since that is where you go do your business

would you put your pad down in the middle of penn station in nyc? no because everyone would look and you would be asked to leave if not fined, the toilets there are not clean just like everywhere else

so keep the baby and its waste away from areas where people eat


HUNGRY DINGO January 20, 2010 at 7:32 am

Why do so many parents with infants feel the NEED to travel? Think the kid enjoys it? Wait until he or she is old enough to benefit from the experience, or leave the wee one home with the other parent while you jet off to Aunt Tizzie's birthday bash or Gramps and Granny's 50th. Yes, you can't show off your new pint-sized prize at the gathering, but imagine all the stress your new little bundle of joy will avoid.


Dave T February 1, 2010 at 7:09 am

"Why do so many parents with infants feel the NEED to travel?"

Oh, I don't know… maybe to visit grandparents, or aunts and uncles and cousins? But maybe you're right; kids should be kept away from visiting their family if there's a chance that they might annoy someone during a two-hour plane flight.


Jim February 1, 2010 at 7:38 am

Dave T,

hmmmm….if you know your child is unruly, and you are unable to properly make him/her behave…. then drive. The child is your responsibility, not the worlds. We all paid for our ticket too…and, as such deserve a reasonably quiet and uneventful flight. If your child, will prevent that from happening…I am sorry…but, that is your problem…and, you should not make it mine. I don't bother you on a flight…I ask the same consideration of you and yours.

If your child is so unruly as to not be a welcome presence on a plane…and, it is so necessary for him/her to visit said relatives…then either move closer to those relatives…or, have them come visit you.

Again, your child. Not mine…and, not my responsibility.

Too many parents have an entitlement attitude that the world should accomodate their choices in life….and provide for their children…not so. Your child. Your responsibility. And, your responsibility to be able to properly parent.


Jane February 1, 2010 at 7:46 am


With my nephews, my brother and sister-in-law either drive or everyone just comes and visits them. Since I live the furthest away and don't have children, I have no issue with it, and would rather have the boys be in their familiar surroundings and have me be the one visiting instead of them flying around all over the place, especially since they are both prone to ear problems.


Amber May 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Vacations are a part of being healthy. Taking a trip is good for mental health.


Harmie January 20, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Goshdamn, there's just no pleasing anyone! I do think it's totally gross what those people did, changing their baby's diaper out in the open. But I would do what "mom" suggested; take the changing pad and take it to the back of the plane and change the baby on the floor. What's the problem? By the way, I am not a mother.


david January 21, 2010 at 3:35 am

it wouldnt be a problem if it was AWAY from where the food is stored, the galley, which is one of the places the "mom" suggested, thats inconsiderate and selftish as that is a hygene issue for everyone on the plane who eats


Howie Feltersnatch July 3, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Dave, calm down and breathe deeply for a minute……….O.K. all better now ? great. I guess I better break it to you now since it is obvious someone has to so here goes. Eating baby shit is by far the healthier choice if your choices are either eating airline food or baby shit. And as for your statement "where the food is stored" Uh yea….. as nasty as airline food is I doubt that it is stored on the floor even though it would not make any difference since it is totally lacking in appeal and quality. By the way Dave it is nice to know that your mommy never had to change one of your diapers, most likely since your shit seems to exit through your mouth and probably always has.


Jane February 1, 2010 at 7:36 am

My brother's family drives when they have to travel with the two little ones, or the family members that are able to travel a bit easier (i.e. the grandparents and the aunt) travel to THEM. It's not brain surgery here!


Tori February 1, 2010 at 9:28 am

I have travelled with my son a couple of times, on 9 hr flights, because my parents live overseas. It has never ever EVER even crossed my mind to change my son's diaper anywhere else other than the lavatory. As a parent you can kinda gauge when your kid will need to go, you recognize the signs and as soon as you see them you take the kid to the lavatory before the smell can really spread. The lavatory is small for everyone, yet you don't see anyone pooping in the isle… Same goes for kids. I even felt bad about the smell we left IN the lavatory. People with babies and small kids know what to expect on a plane, be prepared and discreet! What is wrong with people???


Increasedosologist February 4, 2010 at 11:39 am

You skipped a key word: As a SMART parent. A significant percentage of parents are stupid and a few are extremely stupid. See Winona above.


New Mom March 9, 2010 at 5:42 am

Wow! I am impressed with all of the NEGATIVE comments on this site. Do you know that you were children once? In order to raise a child who is well-rounded, adaptable, respectful, it is important to expose them to many situations including restaurants, airplane flights, etc. It sounds like some of you have been truly harmed by the smell of infant feces. For that, I am sorry. Babies poop. It is very simple. Oh, and to get through "motherhood" of an infant, I will do everything within reason to keep my child safe. If at all possible to avoid going into a DIRTY airplane bathroom and putting my new baby on that disgusting diaper changer, I will.


Jimbo March 9, 2010 at 8:47 am

New Mom,

So, you choose to be a new mother…and, then expect the rest of us to accomodate your lifestyle choices. So, pardon me if I vomit on your baby, when you change their disgusting diaper in public.

Respect others!!! Geesh. You want a baby… fine…have a baby…but, acknowledge there are places and times, that are not conducive to children. A fine restaurant and long flights are a couple of those….best left for older, well behaved children.

And, Oktoberfest? Really? I'm sure your youngster will enjoy the drunkeness….not! I hope you are kidding about that…but, it appears you are already making poor choices….because yeah…your life as you know it, does stop when you have a child….otherwise…you are a lousy parent.


New Mom March 9, 2010 at 5:42 am

Oh, and we are taking our 1 year old to Germany to Oktoberfest this Fall! Life doesn't stop just because you have a child.


New Mom March 9, 2010 at 8:59 am

Let's not be ignorant. Oktoberfest is a festival held yearly in Munich. It is a CHILDREN'S fair. At one corner of the Oktoberfest fairgrounds are beer tents. My child will be dressed in liederhosen riding on the merry go round. My parents are traveling with us to help us with the baby so that WE may go enjoy ourselves in the beer tent for an evening. Thank you for your parenting advice, though!


Jimbo March 9, 2010 at 10:29 am

I still bet your child would prefer Dineyland over Oktoberfest….but, of course that doesn't matter, because your life doesn't stop just because you have a child….but, the life of those on your plane to Germany must pause as they all must endure your 1 year old on a long flight. Selfish, selfish.


HUNGRY DINGO March 9, 2010 at 10:55 am

Hey New (read: selfish, inexperienced and self-absorbed) Mom!

Yay for traveling so far with a one year old to Germany for Octoberfest! You go girl! Teach the kid at a young age the value of drinking and maybe your kid will be in rehab before they graduate highschool. Geeeeeeeeze.


Debbie July 5, 2010 at 10:36 am

If I ever see a mother or father changing their baby on the seat, tray table, floor in the galley or any place else that is public and where people eat, I am going to say something. It's not appropriate to use public eating areas to change diapers…bottom line! How fricken inconsiderate! Just because you have a baby does not make you special, just think if everyone would do that, how gross!


Jane March 9, 2010 at 10:40 am

"Do you know you were children once?"

Ooooh yeah! Let's keep going with the Breeder Bingo! C'mon, New Mom, keep it going…

"The children are our fyoooooture!" That's always a good one….

"It's different when it's you're own!" Luckily, I got Free Space too, c'mon, one more….you can do it, New Mom!

And they say childfree people are selfish…at least we don't impose our choice NOT to have children on other people like breeders (note: NOT PARENTS) do.

Parents understand that children don't belong everywhere until they have learned to behave at home. Breeders assume that their children will be universally adored, no matter where they are. Do you HONESTLY think that your 1-year-old is going to appreciate Oktoberfest at such a young age? I was 2 when I went to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. You honestly think I remember seeing Bobby Orr's jersey? Not bloody likely. From the stories my parents have told me about that experience, it sounds like I would have preferred to have just been home, playing with my toys.

So would it kill ya to see things from your kid's perspective and postpone the Oktoberfest trip until he can actually APPRECIATE it?


Bob July 3, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Wow Jane , you certainly are a bitter ,nasty ,mean and miserable piece of work. It is hard to believe that at one time both of you and Jimbo had to have your stinky poopy diaper changed and I bet no one threw a fit like you two are doing. On second thought perhaps your mothers were every bit as miserable as you two and didn’t bother to change your nappie and that helped to turn you into the bitter and obvious deviants that you are today.


Jane July 3, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Ummm…WRONG! Just someone who is fed up with the breeders in the world that feel that everyone needs to bow down to the Golden Spawn, just because they had sex with some guy who wanted to be a Duhd. Why is it that just because I'm fed up with bad behavior that I have to be a homosexual? What an ignorant assumption…

I have no problems with parents who actually take the responsibility for raising their children and understanding that some sacrifices have to be made in order to bring up children properly in order to be well-adjusted, functioning members of society. Unfortunately, they seem to be a dying breed…no pun intended.


david March 9, 2010 at 10:58 am

new mom…..you say that you will do everything to keep your baby safe, yet your bringing it to germany so you can drink? wow thats just saying that you would rather drink then care for your baby, its not a small county fair, its huge and people get lost, hurt and much worse there then on a plane……..and i am guessing you will all be in the car together and your mom or dad driving, i dont know about you but last time i checked people do stupid shit when they are drunk so theres a good chance that you will do something that may harm your baby

airplane seats are no where near as clean as you may think, probably dirtier then the lav, its just a pre-conception a percieved motion that the bathroom is the dirtiest place

so dont say that you will be a good parent and keep your kid safe by setting bad examples when its 1years old……yeah infants need to get out and experience things, babies that are 1 do not need to experience a plane flight (that harms them more then anything else,) wait until the baby has grown up a little bit so that it is actually safe for he/she to fly, they wont get anything out of the experience at such a young age

I am pretty sure that octoberfest is the best place for the baby to learn a life experience lmao unlss you want it to be a drunk by 12

you seem like you need to get your morals straightened out, your going for your selfish self so you can drink and giving over the responsibility of the baby, you had the baby it was your choice so do whats right and take care of it, it didn't stop your life, you made the decision to have a baby so if you felt your life stopped than thats all on you


Sde July 3, 2010 at 9:13 am

Umm, hello jackass it's b/c 90% of planes don't offer changing tables any more

PS not only do I change my son on the seat – we only fly business/first with him. Take that and enjoy the smell!


MM July 3, 2010 at 9:52 am



Dina July 4, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I'm the OP. There were, indeed, changing tables in the bathroom. I saw them with my very own eyes!


Gerard July 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Your obviously unsure , as to how aircraft interiors are ordered !!!

You can specify as an airline , exaclty how you would like your interior to be fitted out . Some have removed window blinds and seat pockets ….. and baby changing tables too .

Would you place your kid on a filthy toilet seat to change a nappy ….. then said person in my mind would be irresponsibe .

Basically its an airline fuck up ….. so , if the trolly dolly wont clean the mess , who does ? The paying customer .

Is it so much to expect as a paying customer ….. a clean bog ?

Anyway ….. baby shit doesnt stink for gods sake !!!


Waldi July 3, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Sde stands for snide? Obviously, it takes a jackass to call someone else a jackass. It is still disgusting and low class to change stinking diapers on those little tables other people eat on. I sure would tell you off in the most strongest terms to get your ass into the lavatory or ask the FA where you can change the diaper. You are an obnoxious bragging individual! I hope, they don't have more of your type in first or business class.


Howie Feltersnatch July 3, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Oh but they do Dildi or Waldo or whatever you call your miserable ass. I like to change my daughters' diaper right on the seat and I always travel first, mostly so I don't have to interact with human feces like you. So if by chance you can afford an upgrade or maybe win a first class ticket someday I hope you sit right where I changed a diaper and I sincerely hope that I boo booed and left a little memento for you- oh and if you do find a little turd please don't eat it all at once since some of these flights are hours long so don't be greedy and gobble the entire turd all at once as you usually do.


Senta July 3, 2010 at 10:24 pm

He you snatch or whatever you call yourself: you must be proud of yourself writing so intelligently. Grew up in the projects in the South Bronx?


Gerard July 5, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I got a kid . But I would not change the diaper on the seat unless there was a good reason .

Reverting back to another thread , about juniors using the 1st class bog , because the pig class bog was full and was filthy . I would object to cleaning my kid in a filthy , yaknow the way kids are suseptipal to picking all manner of bugs .

But , there are some ignorant wankers on this thread too .

@ LUXPINK ….. try punching my fucking lights out buddy , and you will be sticking a tooth brush up your own ass to clean your foul mouth !!!

As for some woman "taking a shot of cum up her" I suggest you check out being gay , or anal sex , cuz we dont need another foul minded little fucker like you on this planet . With your attitude , you would probably tamper with the kid too .

Lux's mom ….. teach the little twat a lesson . He has a lot of learning to do , using words like that . He probably wouldnt have the balls to say anything like that to anybody's face , cuz he would get a smack that would send the ignorant little prick into the middle of next week !!!


MM July 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Oh just what we need, some trashy asshole bragging about violence and then talking about how OTHERS have no business reproducing.


Ger July 5, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Go see pinklux …. you obviously enjoy his temperment more than mine .

Even his mom is disgusted with him .


MM July 5, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Yeah…didn't bother going up to read his post. Consider my comment rescinded.


gerard July 5, 2010 at 2:03 pm

About travelling kids .

Some of us live in differant countries ….. kinda hard to travel by sea in a car , unless your James Fucking Bond !!

Travelling kids have the right to travel , some of us live in differant countries than which we were born . Ive seen more adults making more mess's that a kid possibily could do , even if it wanted to .

Have you ever seen where airline food is prepared ? Most of you from the sound of it havent . There is probably more bactiera in the trolly than us a babies arse !!!


Diaper_Lover August 17, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Why don't you calm down everyone goes to the bathroom so would you rather risk the baby getting sick or smelling something for not even a very long time. The smell really isn't that bad actually I kind of like it I have actually put a diaper full of poop up to my nose and took a huge whiff and I loved every second if it.


Rachel November 6, 2012 at 9:33 am

You people are terrible! Let me address a few issues; I am a mother of two, a two year old and a 1 year old.
1. I feel it is in the best interest of my children to travel to see their father who lives 1500 miles away. The best way to do that is flying
2. Babies like everyone else has to poop. Mothers and fathers are usually pretty good at changing diapers so if your concerned about sanitation, i promise you there is no poop being spread, smeared, and flung everywhere.
3. The smell of diapers, well they dont smell good. Probably as does your farting! It doesnt float around for hours making people throw up and miserable. If it is offensive, turn your air on! Its just a smell people, its not toxic!
4. Your people with no kids! your issues are completely selfish and unrealistic. you want a quiet and uneventful flight because you paid for a ticket? Then rent a personal jet. Buying a ticket dosnt gaurentee you an enjoyable flight. Get over yourself. You buy a ticket, you run the risk of sitting next to someone like me! And I hope you do!
5. Id like to see any parent "control" an unruly child. What would you have us do? Take their mouth shut and strap them down? Not so much. Id rather do that to you. and you know who you are.

Its a plane people, not a personal jet to serve you likeing. Get over it! Babies are people too!


xxx April 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm

read 1/2 the comments, wont bother with the other half..

i hope my baby pukes on all of you while we sit beside you on the plane so i can smile and say sorry and not pay for dry cleaning.


Scarlett April 10, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I am an airplane stewardess, and I have had MANY bad diaper experiences on the plane, from a mom tossing the diaper in the toilet, clogging it ans forcing me to, with gloves pull it out to being handed a full diaper to be tossed. Just a week ago, a mom decided to complain to me the lavatory was too small to change her baby, so she asked me to brig her baby to the back and for ME to change it! When I declined, she muttered unde her breath and went to her seat to change it, and after calls me over, and hands me a leaking poopy diaper! Poop got all over my apron and hands. The nerve of some people.


Larry May 22, 2016 at 7:32 am

Unbelievable entitled white trash. You change shitty diapers on the seat!?! While people are eating!? Get your fat lazy ass up and go to the bathroom!! And do you really think it's ok to change your child the galley? They don't want your sloppy turd filled diaper spread out in their workspace/kitchen. Would it be ok with you if I came and took a dump on a newspaper in your kitchen or office? It will only smell for a while. How about I take a big stinking crap on a plastic bag set on one of your dining room chairs while you eat dinner? You would flip the F–k out. You are really so self centered that you decided to have a baby but make others suffer because the bathroom is small and its inconvenient for you? And then to say it doesn't matter because airplanes are "already dirty anyway"? Wow, keep having kids, it's all about YOU!


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