Is it a Requirement to supply Baby Changing Facilities in a Public Washroom?

Is it a Requirement to supply Baby Changing Facilities in a Public Washroom?

Is it a Requirement to supply Baby Changing Facilities in a Public Washroom?

The British Toilet Association states that there should be no less than 1 unisex baby changing facility provided per 10,000 people using the area.

An attempt should be made to try and separate baby changing facilities from disabled facilities in all main public toilets. This is because mothers with babies often use disabled toilet areas as there is no space in the regular (abled) toilets, thus increasing the queues for disabled users.  Good practice has also shown baby feeding areas located close to, but separate from the baby changing room.

It is important to consider the needs of mothers and babies in any toilet location, and wherever possible, an attempt to provide clean, quiet, hygienic baby changing facilities should be made.

It is essential to remember that these facilities should be provided not only in ladies washroom areas, but within gent’s areas as well, to meet the needs of fathers and male carers.  

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