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A mum has raised eyebrows after she used a wearable changing station to change her baby’s nappy in the middle of a store.

The mum explained in a video that she doesn’t like taking her newborn to the bathroom and using the public changing station because of germs. So she revealed how she changes her little one on-the-go, using a wearable changing station from Chikiroo.

“So easy to use,” she explained in an Instagram video. “You just tie it around your waist and clip it, and the same around your neck. And it has adjustable straps with locks. All you have to do is put your baby on the changing table, and there’s also additional straps to strap him in.”

The video attracted thousands of comments from other parents, with many saying they would never change their baby in public. While others questioned just how ‘easy’ it is to use.

“In the middle of the store? Absolutely not,” said one person.

“What the actual hell??? Please consider other people out here. I don’t want to be seeing or smelling that while I’m trying to shop. Jeez the way people keep coming up with ways to be disrespectful in public spaces,” added another.

“Perfect for perverts to take photos of your baby without a diaper….please protect your child better,” another pointed out.

“Let me break my neck and back and strangle myself a little bit.”

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The brand behind the changing station defended its product in the comments, saying, “We like to reshare videos posted by our users and can’t control when one goes viral. In our product manual, we recommend using Chikiroo at a safe, shaded and secluded spot in public.

“We agree with most here to best use it inside a restroom for privacy if/when possible. But we can’t predict where parents would use Chikiroo since it can be used literally anywhere, like this mum inside store. The good thing about Chikiroo’s versatility is that parents can control where they change their baby and can go anywhere for privacy.”

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So what do you think? Is this a great invention, or unnecessary? Let us know in the comments below. 

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  • I don’t really like the idea of changing my child in a shop. What if someone rushes by and knocks you? Your baby could get hurt. I’d never change my little ones in front of so many people

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  • This looks like it would be really uncomfortable and difficult. It’s hard enough when they are on a change table, let alone hanging off you.

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  • People really need to consider other people’s feelings before doing this so openly. She does not like germs – what about others walking pass her who might have some lung problem – the smell can bring ona coughing fit.
    Maybe somewhere abit more private honestly.

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  • Good idea but maybe go somewhere a bit more private when changing your bubba!!!

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  • Just why???? Who would actually want to do this!

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  • What will they think of next? Whilst it can obviously be used anywhere, I don’t think it should be used anywhere. From a hygiene and sanitary point of view, I would think using the parent’s room would still be the most appropriate.

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  • It doesn’t look very comfortable. I would not want to see (or smell) a baby being changed in a store.

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  • It really comes down to manners and consideration for others.

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  • It looks a bit awkward to use, and honestly, it’s a bit uncouth to use that in the middle of a shop.

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  • I dont think its a great idea. Too many weirdos around to be changing in public

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  • Yeah I’m not a fan of changing in public. I don’t want to see or smell that and I think parents do need to be considerate of others. I do get the grossness of public toilets though and I would choose a secluded spot, not right out there in the middle of the store!

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  • Yeah not in public like that, never know what creeps with cameras (phones) are around. Plus imagine if they start peeing while your doing it etc and it makes a mess in the store or gets on some products. Not a situation I would want to be in. Even if your in the bush or whatever it’s much simpler to just place down a simple change mat. Seems like a lot of effort strapping in the baby in the air. From not wearing it at all, to wearing it with the baby strapped in sounds a bit awkward. Do they strap the baby in on the ground then lift it up, or put it on, put the baby on then strap them in? Still seems like there is a falling danger if that’s the case and if you put them in on the ground anyway it seems pointless.

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  • Fine if you are somewhere private, like out in the bush or a friend’s house or in your own home but never in public!!

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  • A no from me also!

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  • Definitely wouldn’t use it. I did change nappies in public for example the park. But I don’t think it’s necessary to do that in a shop.

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  • LOL what will they come up with next. This is not something i would consider using but i am sure there is a mum out there that will think this is perfect for them.

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  • It’s a no from me… Not something I’d do in public for so many reasons .

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  • Whilst I understand that public changing rooms have germs, I would never change a baby in the middle of the store for all to see


    • We don’t go to the toilet in the middle of the store for all to see ourselves, do we ? It’s a private business also for babies



      • I agree; it is a private matter and function and privacy is important.

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  • Looks like you’d get tangled up and as for using it in the middle of a store?

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  • A hard no from me. Not a product I would ever use for a number of reasons.

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