Earlier this month, President Obama signed into law the Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation Act, or BABIES Act. The new law requires baby changing tables to be installed in men’s and women’s restrooms in publicly accessible federal buildings.
The folks at the popular Upworthy website read a post we did on City Dads Group the baby changing tables law and liked it. They interviewed NYC Dads Group co-founder Lance Somerfeld on the subject as he changed his daughter on a park bench, and posted the video on Facebook.
The lack of changing tables in public bathrooms, especially men’s room, has been a newsmaker in recent years. The most notable proponent of increasing changing accessibility is actor Ashton Kutcher who complained loudly about the need on social media in 2015. A year before, Dads Who Change Diapers blogger Scotty Schrier started a national changing table database to help parents with soiled children.