Since bringing a human into this world, I have to care about things that I never had to pay attention to! For example, how baby or kid-friendly a public restroom is! I am shocked at the amount of places that don't have a changing table in the restroom. We have had to change baby Gwen's soggy bottom in the backseat of our car more times that we'd like to admit (not while driving).

A friend of mine brought up an issue on her Instagram story the other day that never crossed my mind. Her daughter is nine months old, which means she's now too big to be carried around in a car seat, but too small to be left alone outside the bathroom stall while mom uses the bathroom. So what the heck is mom supposed to do?

I asked my friend who posted this what she does, and she says she hovers over the toilet while holding her child like some kind of circus act. Another mom responded and said she sits her son inside of a reusable Trader Joe's bag with a toy so he's not on the nasty floor. There needs to be a better solution than that.

A few people said they have seen high chairs attached to the wall inside the stalls, but they are very rare.

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Is there a better solution out there that we are clearly missing? New Hampshire moms, what are you doing in this situation?

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