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Men’s Bathrooms In U.S. Will Now Require Baby Changing Stations After Obama Signs Babies Act
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Men’s Bathrooms In U.S. Will Now Require Baby Changing Stations After Obama Signs Babies Act

Parenting is a tough job. Both dads and moms have their difficulties doing it. However, one of them – changing the child – is about to get a lot better. On the 7th of October, President Obama signed the Babies Act (H.R.5147). This bill requires female AND male bathrooms in public buildings to be equipped with baby changing facilities.

Congressman David N. Cicilline was the one who introduced the bill earlier this year. “Government needs to do more to ensure that public buildings are family-friendly,” he said. “No mom or dad should ever have to worry about finding a safe, sanitary place to change their baby.”

Babies Act describes “changing facilities” as “a table or other device suitable for changing the diaper of a child age 3 or under”. These facilities also have to be “physically safe, sanitary, and appropriate.”

The beauty of the bill is that it not only provides more changing stations, but makes them available for mothers and fathers.

(h/t: the huffington post)

President Obama signed the Babies Act, introduced by Congressman David Cicilline

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This bill requires baby changing facilities in both female and male bathrooms in public buildings

Image credits: Roger Wright

“No mom or dad should ever have to worry about finding a safe, sanitary place to change their baby,” Cicilline said

Image credits: barackobama

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Kjorn
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5 years ago

it's stupid when you need a LAW to just applying common sense

Eugene Kutsin
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5 years ago

i'd like to live in such society where any business owner will think of handicapped and parents with children, just because it's humane, even if it means extra expanses

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TeddyTheHuman
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5 years ago

You've no idea how much this helps -Proud uncle filling in for dad who walked out

over opinionated
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5 years ago

I agree with Kjorn but sad fact is it's true. We need that in Canada... we need that globally.

Kjorn
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5 years ago

i remember a Ikea in Boucherville (South of Montréal) where they even put diapers for those who doesn't have one. it was brilliant!

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Kjorn
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5 years ago

it's stupid when you need a LAW to just applying common sense

Eugene Kutsin
Community Member
5 years ago

i'd like to live in such society where any business owner will think of handicapped and parents with children, just because it's humane, even if it means extra expanses

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TeddyTheHuman
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5 years ago

You've no idea how much this helps -Proud uncle filling in for dad who walked out

over opinionated
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5 years ago

I agree with Kjorn but sad fact is it's true. We need that in Canada... we need that globally.

Kjorn
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5 years ago

i remember a Ikea in Boucherville (South of Montréal) where they even put diapers for those who doesn't have one. it was brilliant!

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