Mother accuses Tesco of sexism over nappy labels giving 'old-fashioned' advice to help 'mums with the laundry' (5 Pics)

A mum-of-one has accused Tesco of sexism after discovering instructions in baby's nappy liners that giving advice that she believes is 'old fashioned'.
Angi Strafford, from Leeds, West Yorks, bought a pack of 100 Tesco own brand disposable liners from the supermarket online.
However when the 37-year-old went to look for recycling guidelines in the liners she discovered a recycling tag that boasted by 'holding solids [the liner] helps mum during changing and laundry'.
The mum-of-one believes the 'inconsiderate' phrasing does not apply to families in 2017 and it perpetuates the idea that women should be the ones changing nappies.
Nurse Angi said: "I have never read anything like that before on a set of instructions for anything.
"I remember someone telling me that not all forms of plastic can go in the recycling bin so I was actually looking for the recycling instructions for the packet.
"I just noticed the word mum in this block of text and I thought I would look and see what it said.
"I couldn't believe it at first, I thought I had misread it.
"I read it again and I couldn't believe that it actually said to help mum with the laundry.
"Everyone changes nappies. I think it's a very old-fashioned view that only mum does the nappy change.
"To be honest in the first month I don't think I changed a single nappy. I was doing the feeding so dad was doing the nappy changes.

"I just think it is very inconsiderate to word it like that. The phrasing doesn't take into consideration that families in 2017 are very different.
"It's not just mums that can change a nappy. Mums, dads, grandads, grandmas, uncles, aunties and friends all change nappies. Also, it doesn't really consider same-sex parents either.
"Parenting is just different in 2017 and I think Tesco should recognise that.
"Instructions like this perpetuate the idea that only women should be the ones who change the nappies.
"It's part of a drip drip effect that results in women providing the majority of child care ."
Arguing that Tesco should reconsider their wording on the instructions, Angi believes the word mum isn't needed to tell users how to swap a nappy liner.
Angi said: "We use the liners quite often, especially with a 22-month-old.
"I'm not interested in boycotting them as we do use them. Mistakes do happen and it might have just been an oversight, but it should be brought to their attention.
"I don't know why they have to have mum in the instructions. I'm sure it would mean just the same without the word mum in there. It could just say 'to help with the laundry'.
"I'm going to see what they come back to me with from my complaint and see if I am satisfied with their reply."
A Tesco spokesperson confirmed that the product had been discontinued and while a small number of nappy liners were still on sale with this description on them, they would soon be sold out.
The spokesperson said: "We discontinued this product earlier this year and no longer print this description on our packaging. We're really proud to help both mums and dads with everything they need when it comes to baby care."
Mother accuses Tesco of sexism over nappy labels giving 'old-fashioned' advice to help 'mums with the laundry' (5 Pics) Mother accuses Tesco of sexism over nappy labels giving 'old-fashioned' advice to help 'mums with the laundry' (5 Pics) Reviewed by Your Destination on October 06, 2017 Rating: 5

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