No Changing Table Causes a Stink at Houston Restaurant

The Erie Times-News reports the baby has since been transferred to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, where she was reportedly in stable condition.

A story out of Houston is causing quite the "stink" on social media. A mother and her three children were kicked out of a Spring restaurant after she changed a diaper at the table.

Miranda Sowers told KHOU-TV that she took her 4-month old into the bathroom at the restaurant and there was no changing table.

"I thought, you know what, I've got my own changing pad, she's tiny, she fits right here on the chair." she told KHOU. "So I laid her down quickly and quietly changed her diaper."

Sowers had two other children with her and didn't want to drag all three kids out to the car to change the baby's diaper.

The restaurant said other customers complained about the smell of the diaper.

Here's a thought...if you don't want people changing diapers in your establishment, perhaps you should provide for them a place to do it.

What's a mother supposed to do, you ask? Here are a few suggestions from the comment section of this online story:

"You should know to carry a little blanket to change your baby on the restroom floor."

"She should have gone to the car or sat on the toilet and laid her child across her lap to change the diaper."

"Ask an employee to watch your girls. Or take them outside also."

"There's no reason she couldn't have used the restroom floor or put the toilet seat down to change the baby"

Yeah...because those ideas are safe and sanitary.

Every parent has changed a diaper in their car, lap or some other bizarre place under extenuating circumstances. It would just be nice if businesses made it a little easier on us.

For me, it's all about safety. How safe is it to leave two kids unattended in a restaurant? Or would it be better to let two children stand in a parking lot while you take care of the baby's business in the car?

I'm not saying it's sanitary to change diapers where food is served because that's what restrooms are for. Restrooms with changing tables, that is.



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