The mom tells KHOU-TV that she’d gone into the bathroom at the restaurant to change the baby but found no changing table. So rather than take the baby and her two other children, ages 4 and 8, back to the minivan to do the changing, she used their table as a last resort.
“I’ve got my own changing pad, she’s tiny, she fits right here on the chair,” she explains to KHOU. “So I laid her down quickly and quietly changed her diaper.”
The mom claims that no one actually saw her changing the diaper, but employees tell the station a different version of the story. They says the process did not go quickly and that customers were complaining. One diner even texted a manager to gripe about the scene.
“I don’t want to lose all these other customers because they see a dirty diaper,” explains one employee.
The manager says that, “As soon as you start opening the diaper, people start complaining about the smell… Last thing I want is a customer throwing up.”
The family did get their food, but it was given to them in to-go containers.
Meanwhile, the restaurant says it is considering adding changing tables to the restrooms.