Home / News / Viral & Trending Parents changed their baby’s ‘extremely stinky’ diaper on a plane and Reddit has THOUGHTS "The mom went off on me and said I had no idea how stressful it is to travel with an infant." By Cassandra Stone May 26, 2023 encrier/Getty/Reddit Traveling with babies and young children is, without question, one of the most stressful experiences in the parenting journey. Crowded airports and airplanes with sensory overload are basically a recipe for disaster in most cases and you pretty much have to do what you have to do. So when someone posted in the Reddit AITA forum about asking parents to not change their baby’s dirty diaper in the middle of the plane, well, lots of people chimed in about what those parents chose to do. “I (28F) was on a flight for several hours today, seated behind a couple with a baby,” the post begins. “I’m a really nauseous flyer, so I took a Dramamine ahead of time and did my best to get some sleep during the flight. This didn’t happen because of the baby’s crying, but oh well, I know flights are scary and stressful for infants and there was nothing anyone could do about that.” AITA for asking a couple to stop changing their baby’s diaper in the middle of a plane? by u/No_Cartographer8186 in AmItheAsshole Listen, as a mother of two children myself I don’t even need to read the rest to at least throw a few bonus points OP’s way for not throwing a tantrum over a crying baby on an airplane. At least she knows that even babies are part of society, which is more than I can say for many other airplane passengers. “What got to me was the couple changing their baby’s extremely stinky #2 diaper right in the middle of their seats, using the mom’s food tray as a changing table,” she continues. “We were at the back of the plane right by the bathrooms, which I confirmed had baby changing tables when I had to go back there to throw up after the smell hit me.” Reddit: Viral video shows airplane passenger screaming in anger over a crying baby on his flight She explains that she kept quiet about it and didn’t say anything until the parents were rifling through the diaper bag again later to change another diaper. The OP says she politely asked if they could use the plane bathroom and changing tables instead of exposing everyone to the less-than-pleasant smell of a dirty diaper. “The mom went off on me and said I had no idea how stressful it is to travel with an infant, which is true—I don’t have kids,” OP says. “The flight attendant at the back of the plane agreed with me and asked them to only use the bathrooms to change their baby, plus a few minutes later the pilot made an announcement that all diaper changing needed to be done in the bathrooms, after which both parents looked extremely annoyed.” Related: Mom asks if she’s wrong for lying to MIL about baby’s sex in viral Reddit AITA post The majority of Redditors decided that the OP was not, in fact, the a-hole in this scenario. For what it’s worth, I’ve changed #2 diapers in the airplane bathrooms only, but did change a #1 very stealthily on my lap in my seat—NOT the tray table. Also, I was flying next to my husband and mother-in-law, not strangers. Comment by u/sbinjax from discussion AITA for asking a couple to stop changing their baby’s diaper in the middle of a plane? in AmItheAsshole Comment by u/Just_an_illusion_ from discussion AITA for asking a couple to stop changing their baby’s diaper in the middle of a plane? in AmItheAsshole Comment by u/gwacemom from discussion AITA for asking a couple to stop changing their baby’s diaper in the middle of a plane? in AmItheAsshole Comment by u/squirrelsareevil2479 from discussion AITA for asking a couple to stop changing their baby’s diaper in the middle of a plane? in AmItheAsshole What do you think? Who’s the “a-hole” in this scenario?