Having a baby is demanding by itself. The truth is that first-time-parents don’t have it easy, and sometimes, the society doesn’t really do anything to facilitate the lives of new moms and dads. For one, they need to find the most suitable solution regarding their child’s care in case they both do full-time jobs, and all that baby stuff, such as diapers and strollers, isn’t really cheap.
However, raising a child is the most beautiful thing there is, so all the struggles which come with it are in the shadow compared to the joy children bring.
A father of a baby took to Reddit to share a recent experience he had with restrooms and changing tables. He wanted to learn whether he was right or wrong when he decided to change his baby’s diapers in the women’s restroom since the men’s didn’t have any changing tables.
When he noticed the smell coming from the little one’s diaper, he rushed towards the bathroom section and looked for a family restroom, but since there wasn’t any, he headed towards the men’s restroom, but there wasn’t any separate space that he could use in order to change the diapers of his baby. “There was a cubicle and a few urinals, but no changing table. The sink didn’t have a counter either,” he explained in his post.
He then asked an employee for help, and she assured him there was a changing space at the men’s restroom. He went back inside and looked thoroughly but there wasn’t any.
It was then that he decided to use the women’s restroom. There was a lady there washing her hands, but he assured her he was there just because of the baby. Then another woman entered and started screaming, “Get out! You can’t be here!”
She then went to an employee and started complaining. Seeing that, this dad took his baby and rushed outside the bathroom. “I saw the woman talking to an employee and decided to leave without my stuff. The employee tried to wave me down and stop me, but I rushed out to my car, buckled my son into his carseat and left,” he explained in his post.
He then added that when he went home and told his family what happened, his mother called him ‘an idiot,’ but his wife assured him he did just the right thing.
Not surprisingly, most of the Reddit users who commented on his post took his side. “That store is 100% to blame for this. I wouldn’t be shocked if they’ve received complaints about this in the past and haven’t done anything about it,” one person wrote.
“If anything you did wrong by rushing out as if you did something wrong. You should have told the employee that there’s no changing room in the men’s and that they should do something about that,” another added.
We do believe he isn’t the one to blame for using a women’s restroom. What about you?
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