I am torn about this story. You see, I have been to Chipotle and needed to change a diaper, but when I discovered that there wasn’t a changing table, I took Sofia to the car and changed her there. It never crossed my mind to change her on a dining room table. So…I don’t know. What are your thoughts on this? Comment below.
A mom’s decision to change her baby’s diaper on a dining table in the middle of a Chipotle restaurant is making headlines this week — and raising plenty of eyebrows in the process.
According to The Consumerist, the mom in question was having a meal with her 16-month-old daughter when the tot needed a diaper change. However, when the mom found that the establishment — the store was in the Midwest, the outlet states — didn’t have a changing table, she changed her child’s diaper on a table in the dining area.
The woman’s husband, Chad, reportedly sent a letter to Chipotle’s headquarters, defending his wife’s behavior and criticizing the restaurant’s employees for telling the family they’d have to leave if they tried to change another diaper in the dining area. In the letter, obtained by The Consumerist, he said that while his wife’s choice to change their baby on a dining table may have struck some as “unsavory,” the employees displayed an “inability/unwillingness to empathize with parents who find [the car] a less convenient alternative even on a beautiful day like yesterday, much less a subfreezing day as we undoubtedly will have in [this region] this winter.”
Chipotle responded to Chad’s letter by saying that they were “currently in the process of retrofitting locations with changing tables,” according to the outlet. In a written statement to The Huffington Post Tuesday, the company confirmed that it is “looking to incorporate [changing tables] into new restaurants that are in locations where we are likely to see a high concentration of families as customers.”