When it comes to changing your baby’s diaper, you generally want a clean and accessible environment to do so, right? Seems pretty standard. Except not all bathrooms have changing tables, as one dad found out while he was in a Macy’s in Maryland.
Anthony Drew was shopping with his 4-month-old son Jeremiah in early December when he realized there wasn’t a way for him to change his son’s diaper, according to Fox 5 News. Because of the lack of changing tables in the men’s bathrooms, Dew left the store without buying anything, and even wrote a letter airing his frustrations to Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren.
As a result, Macy’s has since rectified the situation in that particular store, with store manager Ufuoma Onosakponome stating: “We put a team together and started work almost immediately.”
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While it’s actually kind of incredible that a changing table was added to the men’s bathroom in barely a month’s time, the fact that many stores across the U.S. still don’t have changing tables in every men’s room is crazy. It’s 2016, people. Moms aren’t the only ones who change diapers. And parents shouldn’t have to jump through hoops and do gymnastics just to find a private and safe place to change their baby’s diaper.
That being said, I do wish this type of quick response would also happen when it comes to moms who need private places to nurse, besides a toilet stall. But, you know, baby steps, I guess.