New York Now Requires Men’s Restrooms To Be Equipped With Changing Tables

While there are still gender roles and stereotypes circling around the world, and gender equality still has a long way to go, it’s important to mention that humanity has done progress in comparison to the past.

There are plenty of dads who take care of their children and even change their diapers. However, the problems arise when there is a significant lack of changing tables in men’s restrooms. The scenario might even include the dad putting a blanket on the floor to change the diaper of the baby. Which is… disgusting, to say the least.

There are dads who have taken to the possible alternatives (since the changing tables seem to be a no-no), like perfecting the ‘baby squat’, like Donte Palmer has done. The method basically includes laying his son across his legs and changing the diaper. He started the #SquatForChange campaign to raise awareness of the issue.

 

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There are many dads who have taken to social media to complain about the issue, and it’s safe to say, there is so much truth in their complaints.

 

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However, their complaints have not remained unheard. At least in the state of New York. Building codes in NYC have been updated to require for both men’s and women’s restrooms to be outfitted with changing tables.

 

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The Mayor’s office says:

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.

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“Am I asking too much?”

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This seems to be good news for every dad out there who has been struggling with changing the diaper of their child in public restrooms.

 

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Reportedly, these surface-mounted plastic units cost about $184.50 each.

 

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Now, what remains to be seen, is whether the others will be following suit! Hopefully, they will! Kudos to New York!

 

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