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18th Oct 2023

Woman disgusted after passenger changes baby’s nappy next to her on flight

Steve Hopkins

The mum was just one row from the toilet

After a spate of stories on scatological mishaps on planes involving adult passengers, the issue of faecal etiquette has now turned to babies.

Normally the wee-ones are the subject of complaints about their screaming, with a myriad of stories in recent years calling for child-free flights due to passengers getting an ear-full while on board.

But in yet another turn in the seemingly never-ending new journalism genre of ‘complaints on a plane’, a passenger has taken issue with how a mum changed her baby’s nappy.

Most passengers would probably expect this to take place in the bathroom – like most probably expected adult passengers to go Number 2 in the loo – but according to a recent mid-air moan on Reddit, that didn’t take place.

Catch up on what has annoyed airline passengers of late, below:

easyJet flight from Tenerife to UK cancelled after passenger ‘defecated on floor’

Plane forced to turn back after passenger’s diarrhoea sparks biohazard

Man loses it at parents during flight because their baby was crying for 45 minutes

People call for ‘no-kid flights’ after child keeps flight awake with glow-in-the-dark costume

oman calls for adults only flights after listening to a child cry during her journey

Man slams airline for making pregnant wife clean up toddler’s mess on ‘all fours’

Distressed passenger films his 29-hour flight were baby is screaming throughout

A woman expressed her annoyance on Reddit after a mum changed her baby’s nappy right beside her.

But first she explained that the baby was “screaming” during the four-hour flight and was “getting all worked up at various points”.

The woman complained about the kid, thought to be around one or two years old, as it was “kicking the back of my seat, sticking his feet up on my armrest, and s****** his pants regularly.”

But the worst part came when the mum “changed his diaper three times, In the seat”.

“Didn’t bother taking him to the bathroom even though she was one row up from the very back of the plane, right near it. It stunk like hell,” she continued.

“Ffs, one lady even had a puppy on the plane and he made zero fuss. Perfect little angel. Maybe he had had a sedative, I don’t know.”

The woman went on to suggest that perhaps parents should also”sedate their damn kids” or not be allowed to bring them on “certain flights” altogether.

People on Reddit also had problems with the story, saying the nappy-change was a potential “biohazard.”

They added: “I would 100 per cent would pay extra for childfree flights though parents would scream discrimination and then sneak their kids onto the flight somehow I’m sure because everybody loves babies why wouldn’t you love my precious angel who shrieks the whole ten-hour flight?!