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Ashton Kutcher Speaks Up for Diaper-Changing Daddies

The Short of It

Actor and new dad Ashton Kutcher has become the unofficial spokesman for increasing the amount of changing tables in men's public restrooms after speaking out about a recent icky incident on his Facebook page.

The Lowdown

Earlier this week, the former "That '70s Show" star encountered the same quandary many modern dads do upon taking their babies into the men's room at a restaurant or store: no changing table.

On Facebook Kutcher wrote, "There are NEVER diaper changing stations in mens public restrooms. The first public men's room that I go into that has one gets a free shout out on my FB page! ‪#‎BeTheChange‬."

Clearly Wyatt's dad has tapped into an issue that irritates legions of dutiful daddy diaper changers, because his status has been shared close to 10,000 times and has more than 233,000 likes to date.

Some commentors point out that establishments like Cracker Barrel and Target often have changing tables in the men's rooms. Others joked that Beverly Hills boutiques might not have the proper accommodations for a baby. But overall, Ashton Kutcher is being applauded for calling attention to this issue.

The Upshot

Of course, as many moms know, women's public restrooms don't always feature changing tables either. Am I right, Mila Kunis?

I've shopped at countless stores and dined at many restaurants that aren't as family-friendly as I expected. As a result, I've had to change my toddler standing up or have had to wait until we were back in the car to deal with a dirty diaper.

Based on Kutcher's experience and those of scores of other parents, isn't it about time that changing tables become mandatory fixtures in all public restrooms?

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