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Dad Shares Photo Of His Baby On 'Disgusting' Men's Bathroom Floor Due To The Lack Of Change Tables

Lex Gabrielle 9 Oct 2019

Traveling and going places with babies can be a lot of work for parents, especially when it comes time to change a diaper. More often, public places are housing changing tables in their bathrooms for parents to use.

However, more often than not, changing tables are in the women's room.

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It's hard to find a place that has a changing table located in both the men and women's bathroom.

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In fact, it's almost as if they expect moms to be the only ones changing diapers.

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Not only does it leave dads out of the picture, but it also leaves out same-sex couples who can only use the men's bathroom.

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Recently, one dad posted a Facebook photo explaining how terrible it is for dads who are on the go with their children.

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The harsh reality is that dads, too, need a place to help their kids.

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Chris Boneyard Mau posted a Facebook post that really touched upon the troubles dads face.

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He started off by saying:

"I'm getting pretty sick of having to change my daughter on a disgusting floor because the only changing table in the place is located in the women's bathroom."

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He touched on a good point about gender equality today, too.

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"It's crazy to imagine I know but there are guys who take care of their kids too you ass***. If it's a public place with public restrooms in the generation of equality among genders and races then how about making sure us fathers can change our children's diapers on a god**** changing table like the mother's can. Am I asking too much?"

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On the website "Love What Matters," Chris shared that he's a very hands-on father.

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"My name is Chris Mau and I’m a 33-year-old father of 4 to a son and three girls. Kali is the youngest of my 4 children at 8 months old. She’s a bundle of smiles and laughs and between her mother and myself she’s turned into a daddy’s girl, always greeting me with the biggest grin and giggles the minute I come home."

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The photo he shared was on a "particularly hot day."

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Chris was out with his family when it became clear that Kali needed a change. They went into a nearby restaurant which also had a play place for kids.

"Figuring they must have accommodations for parents to change a diaper, and our older daughters begging to play in the indoor tunnels, we marched in. They split to the play area and I took the stroller to the men’s room with a clearly uncomfortable and upset Kali," he said.

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Seeing that the woman's room was the only one with a changing table, he had to make a choice.

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Chris knew he had to wait for a women's room to open and use a changing table or make do with the disgusting men's bathroom.

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And, he wasn't happy.

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"The condition of the bathroom was less than sanitary, but the crying of my children eats at the very fiber of my being and I had to help her," he said. He laid a towel down to try and make it a little more comfortable and clean for his daughter.

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Clearly, Chris isn't the only dad that feels this way.

Over 140,000 shares later, parents everywhere are seeing why Chris' post is important.

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It's time we realize that men and women are equally responsible for raising kids.

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It's time to put more changing tables in BOTH restrooms, for both parents to use.

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