Beyond the jitters you may have from simply being a new mommy or daddy, COVID-19 has drastically altered the landscape of new parenting and the safe baby products we use. Whether you ventured out with your little one before the pandemic, or you’ve been trapped inside, we all know the struggle.
You’re out and about and you freak out because you can’t find anywhere to change your baby, and then you remember you can go to the restroom and sprint to the bathroom to find a changing table.
Eww, “this is really dirty”, you say. “I see poop, drug marks, and other residues. The floor is super dirty too, WHAT DO I DO?” You have gotten yourself into a sticky situation!
Don’t believe us, check out this mom who went viral for finding drug marks on a bathroom changing table.
Additionally, according to the doctors, 3 changing tables they tested from a restaurant, grocery store, and department store tested positive for various bacteria such as Staphylococcus and Bacillus, both of which are found in skin infections, and Pseudomonas respectively.
Well, we are here to help you.
If you really insist on using that bathroom changing table, you can wipe it down with anti-bacterial wipes and place your changing pad on the table, but do you really want your little one laying on top of drug residue even though you think you’ve cleaned it? Using a reusable fabric or cloth acts as a magnet for bacteria. Beyond that issue, you are putting your dirty changing pad back into your diaper bag, so all of that residue is going on to YOUR stuff.
So in this case, find a safe place out in the open in a park, or on a bench to ensure your baby and you will always be safe and clean, but even then, you risk the dirty germs touching your blanket and going back into your bag.
And now you say, there HAS to be a better option, right? There are other safe baby products right?
Well, lucky for you, there is!
Our OTGbaby bag has a built-in changing station which ensures you will be able to change your baby anytime, anywhere. The internal and external surfaces are made of easy wipe-clean fabrics and are treated with an antimicrobial coating to repel germs and viruses. You don’t have to stress about keeping yourself and the baby safe from germs or special cleaning directions. Just wipe it down and get on your way!
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