Pampers and Procter and Gamble are donating 27 changing tables to Cincinnati Parks as part of the “Love the Change” program, with the goal of increasing children’s diaper changing stations in men’s restrooms. The Love the Change program launched in 2019 and is donating 5,000 changing tables to men’s public restrooms across all of North America. Pampers research has revealed that 9 out of 10 dads have gone into a public restroom that has not had a baby changing table. This partnership is seeking to change this and increase access.
Last May, the Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation supported legislation passed in the City of Cincinnati to make diaper changing stations available to all caregivers—regardless of gender—in new and renovated public buildings. When a changing station is only available in the women’s restroom, it reinforces outdated gender norms that suggest caring for children is the primary responsibility of the woman. The Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s partnership with Pampers and P&G are making Cincinnati Parks an even greater and more inclusive place for families to make lasting memories.
Several Cincinnati Parks have been chosen to receive the new changing table additions in the men’s rooms, which include: Ault Park, Smale Riverfront Park, Stanbery Park, T.M. Berry International Friendship Park, and Washington Park. In addition, several geographically diverse parks will receive first-time changing tables in both the men’s and women’s restrooms.