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Dad’s Viral Photos Start a Discussion about the Need for Changing Tables in Men’s Bathroom

posted: 06/15/18
by: Amanda Mushro

We all know how gross pubic bathrooms can be--especially the floors. However, for a lot of dads who are looking for a place to change their baby's diaper, a filthy floor may be their only option. After all, very few men's bathrooms have baby changing stations, and if there is not a family restroom available, dads have to conduct diaper duty on the floor. Now, one angry dad is sharing pictures and some harsh words about the need for a change and parents everywhere agree.

"I'm getting pretty sick of having to change my daughter on a disgusting floor because the only changing table in the place is located in the women's bathroom," Chris Mau posted on Facebook. He included pictures that show his daughter laying on a towel on the floor of a public bathroom. "It's crazy to imagine, I know, but there are guys who take care of their kids, too."

According to Mau, he was on a walk with his eight-month-old daughter Kali and stopped into a restaurant that had a play area because he assumed it would have a changing station in the men's restroom. However, when he walked into the men's bathroom, all he found was a dirty floor. According to Mau, there wasn't even counter space to change his daughter. That's when he headed home and wrote the post on Facebook.

When Mau changed the settings of his post to public, it immediately went viral. Many parents began commenting about their experiences of fathers not being able to change their baby's diaper in a clean and sanitary place. Since dads need to change diapers too, many commenters repeated the same idea--- how is this still happening in 2018?

"I grabbed the towel, laid it out and changed her in the stall, all while my mind raced at how unnecessary and preventable this entire situation is," he wrote on an extended post on Love What Matters.

Hopefully the buzz around this post helps restaurants and other business make a change so that all parents can take care of their children when they are out in public.