What's a Dad to do if he's out and about with his baby who needs a new diaper and there's no changing table in the men's restroom?
The California legislature is considering two measures that could make the dilemma easier.
One bill would require establishments like movie theaters, sports arenas, libraries, and restaurants to provide changing stations "accessible to both men and women," ThinkProgress reports.
A second bill under consideration wouldn't make any changes to existing restrooms, but would require all new restrooms in public buildings to contain diaper changing stations that can be used by men and women.
Opponents say such changes would be a costly burden for businesses.
Diaper changing tables currently are not required by state or federal law in any restroom. But many family-friendly businesses provide them as a courtesy and convenience, most commonly in ladies rooms.Of course, times have changed and Dads do much more child care than in the past. A Pew study showed how the roles of mothers and fathers have changes over the years.
One mom, Kristin Today, told Southern California Public Radio KPCC that diaper changing tables shouldn't primarily be in women's rooms:
I think that all men's restrooms should have a changing table. I always tell him it's half their kid and they should be doing the diapers just as we do. It's more cleanly and more helpful and just safer if there is a changing station the men's restroom as opposed to him just doing it on a bench or on a counter.