Nappy change at table gets mom booted from pizza place
Mom gets kicked out of pizza place for changing her baby’s nappy on the table.
A US mom and her three children were allegedly told to leave a pizza restaurant after she changed her baby’s nappy at the table, according to Huffington Post.

She claims that she went to the bathroom to change her four-month-old daughter’s nappy but found there was no changing table, and that she chose to use her own changing mat at the table in the restaurant instead.

The restaurant insists that they made the right decision in inviting the woman to leave as they couldn’t risk other restaurant users throwing up at the sight and smell of a dirty nappy.

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It’s quite a delicate situation: a child wearing a soiled nappy may already smell quite badly and put people off eating. The child will also feel uncomfortable and moms and dads generally try not to leave a baby in a soiled nappy for longer than necessary.

Public restrooms that don’t have changing facilities aren’t very helpful- without a table space to change a baby’s nappy, the parents may have to do so on the floor. Public toilet floors are often messy, damp or (at worst) coated in spots of urine. Even in a clean restaurant loo, most parents would be reluctant to change their child’s nappy on the floor.

A restaurant has to maintain the highest hygiene standards, though, especially where food is prepared or consumed, and nappy changing may present a compromise.

The mom was with her other children, so it’s unlikely that she could have slipped out to her car to change the baby, so the only alternatives would have been the restroom floor or to pack up their meals into doggy bags and leave.

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