Find Out What State Now Requires Changing Tables in All Men’s Restrooms

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Fathers out there can relate when they are on kid duty finding a place to change a diaper can be daunting. Well if you’re a dad living in New York you soon no longer have to get creative.

New York just passed a law that requires all new buildings and newly renovated buildings with public restrooms to install changing tables in both women and men restrooms. That means dad you no longer have to change your kiddos diaper on that public bathroom counter or on the floor.

It’s hard to believe in this day and age that this isn’t a standard with all public lavatories across the nation. Statistically, men are picking up a lot of duties when it comes to raising their children. More and more men are sharing the work and we are seeing an increase with stay- at -home dads while the mothers go to work.

The office of New York mayor Andrew Cuomo states, that in all public restrooms, “there must be at least one changing table accessible to both genders per publicly-accessible floor. Building owners or managers must post clear signs directing the public to the location of the nearest available changing table."

While New York is the first state to make it official other states are taking the initiative. Several states are installing changing tables in both gender bathrooms when constructing new buildings. They are beating the states to the inevitable laws requiring both women and men lavatories to be equipped. It’s also a courtesy to customers that shows not only excellent service but that the business cares about their customer’s needs.

Florida father of three Donte Palmer posted his reality on Instagram of what great lengths he goes to when he is out and about with his kids and has to change a diaper. His post went viral and inspired the dad to start a campaign and hashtag #squatforchange. Dad’s around the world can now post pictures of their difficult scenarios they find themselves in out in public restrooms when facing the task of changing their child.

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