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Make your voice heard to restaurants and public establishments by signing onto this petition.

 

We received a letter from a dad who is outraged by the lack of changing stations in public restrooms. We know that parents and caregivers are looking for family friendly establishments where they can dine, play and enjoy time with their children. Sign this petition and help bring awareness to public establishments.

 

My wife came to the realization last fall, that there needs to be changing tables in the men's rooms in all restaurants. As a stay at home father, I whole-heartedly agreed with her. There are too many times where I have taken my children into the bathroom to change a diaper, and have been forced to put the changing pad on the floor or counter.

This past Wednesday, I started an online petition and spread the word to family and friends. In the last five days, we have received 108 signatures. We want people to be aware of this situation. I know a good number of restaurants have changing tables in the women's restrooms, but few in the men. Our bottom line is this: If a restaurant is going to offer a high chair or booster seat, they better have the changing tables in the restrooms.

Below is the link to the petition. I would appreciate your support. I want to make a big difference, and this is a topic that means a lot to me.

http://signon.org/sign/baby-changing-station

Thank you very much!

Jacob Smithers

Husband and Stay at home father to 3 kids ages 5, 3, and 1

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