As a father of 3 kids I know all to well the frustration of bringing your kids out shopping with you and needing a place to change a diaper. I honestly can’t believe in 2017 this is still an issue.
I know from what I went through while raising my kids and what I still see, dads have little access to change tables. Not a lot of places offer these fold down change stations to help out when the time is needed.
I spent most of my kids younger years changing them on sink counter tops, on floors or running out to our van. This was very frustrating indeed. I had always voiced my opinion on this matter to be told things like why would we or we have them but only in womans washroom and you can’t use them.
I know lots of dads feel the pain and frustration of this but let’s be fair, moms still deal with this issue too. My wife had the same problems I did only on a smaller scale than me but that doesn’t matter – it’s still a problem.
This shouldn’t be just a dad or a mom issue, but instead a parenting one. I feel all public bathrooms should allow access to change stations for parents. If stores truly respected their customers and want them to feel they come first than clean bathrooms with areas for parents of small children are a must. I may not have to deal with this as my kids are older, but one day they will have kids of their own and I hope this issue will be solved by then so things are easier for them.
Please share and lets start a conversation!