Baby's Diaper Change Gets Mom Kicked Out of Restaurant

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You probably should refrain from reading this if you happen to be eating anything right now, because the image this story conjures up just might make you lose your lunch!

After realizing that the restaurant she was dining at with her kids did not have a changing table in the bathroom, a mom changed her baby's diaper at the table. That promptly got her kicked out of the joint as I'm sure you can imagine.

The incident took place at the Brothers Pizza Express in Spring, Texas. Miranda Sowers was there with her three kids, ages 8, 4, and 4 months. And when nature called for her baby and she was not able to change her in the restroom, she opted not to go back out to her minivan where she could've done a diaper swap without other diners nearby.

She decided heading to the car was way too inconvenient, so she put her changing pad on the chair at her table and did the deed.

Not surprisingly, other patrons complained upon seeing (and smelling) what was going down. That's when Miranda's food was brought to her in to-go containers and she was asked to leave the restaurant.

And now she's all bent out of shape and has filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau.

The restaurant employees are of course sticking by their decision to make Sowers leave, as they should. Um, can you even imagine how you would feel if you were sitting there enjoying your meal and looked over and saw and/or caught a whiff of the contents of a soiled diaper staring back at you?

The thought alone is enough to make me nauseated!

While I understand that this mother clearly had her hands full with three children, and it had to be a real buzz kill that there wasn't a changing table for her to use -- sometimes you have to take other people into consideration even if it winds up inconveniencing you. The people dining at that pizza place went there to eat, not witness a diaper change, so no one can fault them for being disgusted. 

And aside from the other diners, it seems kind of odd that Sowers wasn't the least bit worried about changing her baby at the same table where her other two children were about to eat! Isn't that kind of, well ... gross?

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I'm sorry, but this woman needs to realize that if she ever runs into a similar situation again, she's just going to have to suck it up and take the baby out to the car to take care of business. Either that, or she should at least check with a manager to see if there is some other area away from the dining room where she can tend to her baby's needs without making other customers feel the urge to get up and run to the bathroom themselves.

Yes, life with a baby can be tough sometimes. But having an infant doesn't excuse you from a little thing called common courtesy.

Would you ever change your baby at the table?

 

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Gypsy... Gypsyqueen4life

I'm sure there will be a bunch of people siding with her & thinking that she was mistreated & blah blah blah... However, I'm not sure what the hell is wrong with her & people who believe that this is appropriate behavior on any level. It is extremely rude, inconsiderate & rather obnoxious! To do this, without regard for fellow diners is extremely selfish & quite frankly  just plain rude. I don't know how anyone could not think that this was & is just absolutely disgusting! Seriously? For  her to change a shitty diaper in a place where people eat, on table in which they use & the just mere fact that she would subject others to the smell & sight of her baby's shit in the middle of restaurant, while they were enjoying a meal shows your complete sense of entitlement that so many seem to suffer from lately, her absolutel disregard for anyone but herself &! It is completely narcissistic & inconsiderate.

nonmember avatar krystian

She should have gotten up, told her server she was going to the car to change the baby and she'll be right back.



I will never change a diaper in the middle of a restaurant. That's disgusting.



Every restaurant and place if business should be required to have a changing table.

jkp-buff jkp-buff

It's not just that changing the diaper is rude and inconsiderate. It's also a healthy code violation, and if the restaurant didn't kick her out, they could get a citation. Plenty of places don't have diaper changing stations. It's inconvenient, but you can put your changing pad on the floor in the bathroom if you don't want to go out to the car to do it.

Tracey Plummer

I agree with you 100%. When did this shift happen in our society? Suddenly it seems like common courtesy has been replaced by complete disregard for everyone around you. Is it a pain in the butt to take three kids out to the car so you can change a diaper? Absolutely, but you know what? You are the one who decided to have three kids and take them all out to a restaurant. You have to expect there are going to be moments that aren't easy.

amazz... amazzonia

how can you blame the restaurant! that's disgusting!

Christine Stevenson

trailer trash pure and simple. first it is unsanitary, second its inconsiderate to other patrons. this girl needs a reality check.

steph... steph0420

Boo freakin hoo. It's a baby diaper. Get over it. If it's a family restaurant (and considering it's a pizza joint, I'm sure it is) they should have a changing table in the restroom. I wouldn't want to wrangle 3 hungry kids around tables, through the restaurant, out to the car, then back in through the restaurant, around the tables and back to their seats after already being settled in. Not to mention, after 3 kids that diaper probably took her all of 30 seconds to change. You'll live people

nonmember avatar Steph

I have changed my babies at the SEAT on top of a CHANGING STATION. Not a big deal.

nonmember avatar Mike

steph0420,



Sadly enough it is people like you that think everything is allowable. These patrons that complained are paying customers. No where on their order did it say 1 Large Chicken Garlic pizza with a side show of baby crap, and a large helping of baby crap smell.



One lazy mom "ohh, I have to take my kid outside to change them?"



YES! you had those kids, not me... Whenever I need to change my kids, I take them to my vehicle and try to be considerate of others.



I mean what is next? Toilet gets plugged so I have a right to lay a duce right is front of you???

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