President Obama, Dad-in-chief, is making sure that baby changing tables start to appear in more men's restrooms.

The bill, signed into law on October 7, is called the Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation Act. And because it's okay to massage the letters a little to make a dope acronym, it's also known as the BABIES Act.

The bill, which received mutual support from both parties, was championed by Representative David Cicilline, a Democratic Congressman from Rhode Island.


"Government needs to do more to ensure that public buildings are family-friendly," he wrote. "No mom or dad should ever have to worry about finding a safe, sanitary place to change their baby ― least of all in a federal building that’s paid for by taxpayers.”

The new law will make baby changing tables mandatory in all men's and women's restrooms in "publicly-accessible federal buildings."

As the Huffington Post points out, none other than Ashton Kutcher was one of the first to bring the topic into public discourse, with a Facebook post and subsequent campaign in 2015.


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

Posted by Ashton Kutcher on Sunday, March 8, 2015