Dad changing diapers

Dads change diapers too, and Richland Public Health is helping provide diaper changing stations to accomodate them in local businesses.

MANSFIELD -- Richland Public Health is excited to partner with Pampers and Procter & Gamble to bring baby changing stations to men's restrooms throughout Richland County.

In 2018, a Florida father, Donte Palmer tweeted a photo of himself squatting in a stall and changing his son’s diaper on his legs. Palmer was forced to do this after he was unable to find a changing table inside a men’s restroom. This tweet went viral and Palmer founded #SquatForChange – an organization committed to arming dads with the proper changing tables to be hands in with their children.

When Pampers found that 9 out of 10 dads had gone into a public restroom to not find a changing table, they joined the fight with Palmer to properly equip public restrooms with these resources. In 2018, Pampers pledged to install 5,000 changing tables in men’s restrooms by 2021.

Richland Public Health has now joined the effort to make Diaper Changing stations available in men’s rooms of local businesses in Richland County at no charge.

To participate, simply fill out this five question Survey Monkey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7BTTTZF

Or go to richlandhealth.org/diapers for more information and a clickable link.

For more information, contact Shannon Nelson, Coordinator at 419-774-4761 or snelson@richlandhealth.org.

Support Our Journalism

Be a member. Invest in your community. Just like your favorite book store, coffee shop or restaurant, we depend on community support. Do you enjoy our coverage of the latest in local business? Become a member for the price of one large vanilla latte.