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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
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
Community Member
5 years ago

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

Kjorn
Community Member
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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Cassie
Community Member
5 years ago

Don't most men's rooms in the U.S. have baby changing stations now?

Steven Guissari
Community Member
5 years ago

As a Father I don't like that more stores font have these changing stations in our Men's restrooms when they pay to add them to the Women's restrooms. We involved Fathers and not just sperm donor absent Men ( so called dads ) actually do take our newborns out in public alone, or while with our Family and don't demand the Wife, Mom, Etc female with us in our family. change the baby in the Women's restroom!!!!. However, a Federal law seem to be Big Govt. again overstepping!!!

Doug Stringham
Community Member
5 years ago

I can't recall going into any public Men's restrooms that don't already have changing stations.

Ihave Apenis
Community Member
5 years ago

But they all have it. I've never been in a men's restroom that doesn't have the baby changing station

Katrina Green
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow, this really helps a lot! For single dads, dads that want to help out, or if the mom doesn't want to change the baby.

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

Or just when the baby happens to be with dad, because they're parents too....

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Joanne Palmer
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5 years ago

He's a Legend <3

Jonathan Eatsalot
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5 years ago

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in his own mind

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Ford Pinto
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5 years ago

asdf

Jeff Davis
Community Member
5 years ago

Ridiculous. How has society managed to live without this for so long? Oh the horror. The sad thing is the number of people that buy into this nanny state nonsense. Wake up dolts!

Jörg Zingler
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5 years ago

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Nobody needs you Obimbo, you half Kaffer and quarter jew.

Janice Foster
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5 years ago

Nobody needs YOU, Jorg, you 100% troll

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Tiffany Gunn
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5 years ago

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Good idea but mens toilets are generally more filthy than women's

over opinionated
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5 years ago

If you ever go to a bus depot washroom you'd disagree women and men can be very gross. I've seen... things....

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Kjorn
Community Member
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

Load More Replies...
TeddyTheHuman
Community Member
5 years ago

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

over opinionated
Community Member
5 years ago

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

Kjorn
Community Member
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!

Load More Replies...
Cassie
Community Member
5 years ago

Don't most men's rooms in the U.S. have baby changing stations now?

Steven Guissari
Community Member
5 years ago

As a Father I don't like that more stores font have these changing stations in our Men's restrooms when they pay to add them to the Women's restrooms. We involved Fathers and not just sperm donor absent Men ( so called dads ) actually do take our newborns out in public alone, or while with our Family and don't demand the Wife, Mom, Etc female with us in our family. change the baby in the Women's restroom!!!!. However, a Federal law seem to be Big Govt. again overstepping!!!

Doug Stringham
Community Member
5 years ago

I can't recall going into any public Men's restrooms that don't already have changing stations.

Ihave Apenis
Community Member
5 years ago

But they all have it. I've never been in a men's restroom that doesn't have the baby changing station

Katrina Green
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow, this really helps a lot! For single dads, dads that want to help out, or if the mom doesn't want to change the baby.

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

Or just when the baby happens to be with dad, because they're parents too....

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Joanne Palmer
Community Member
5 years ago

He's a Legend <3

Jonathan Eatsalot
Community Member
5 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

in his own mind

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Ford Pinto
Community Member
5 years ago

asdf

Jeff Davis
Community Member
5 years ago

Ridiculous. How has society managed to live without this for so long? Oh the horror. The sad thing is the number of people that buy into this nanny state nonsense. Wake up dolts!

Jörg Zingler
Community Member
5 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Nobody needs you Obimbo, you half Kaffer and quarter jew.

Janice Foster
Community Member
5 years ago

Nobody needs YOU, Jorg, you 100% troll

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Tiffany Gunn
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5 years ago

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Good idea but mens toilets are generally more filthy than women's

over opinionated
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5 years ago

If you ever go to a bus depot washroom you'd disagree women and men can be very gross. I've seen... things....

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