HOUSTON, Texas — A Texas mother said she was kicked out of a restaurant after she changed her baby at the table. Miranda Sowers said she made the decision to do the deed at the table because there was no changing table in the bathroom.
“I looked around and saw there was absolutely nowhere to lay a baby other than the floor,” Sowers, a mother of four said. “So I walked back out and thought I have to figure something else out.”
Sowers said she could have taken the entire family back to the minivan to change the baby’s diaper, but decided the table was the best choice for her family.
“I thought, you know what, I’ve got my own changing pad, she’s tiny, she fits right here on the chair. So I laid her down quickly quietly changed her diaper,” she said.
But restaurant workers said the process was neither quick, nor quiet.
“I don’t want to lose all these other customers because they see a dirty diaper,” Brother’s Pizza Express owner Bessa Lala said.
Lala said customers were complaining.
“As soon as you start opening the diaper people start complaining about the smell of the diaper. The last thing I want is a customer throwing up,” Brother’s Pizza Express owner Donny Lala said.
Sowers said no one saw her change the diaper. She said they were given their food in to-go boxes and asked to leave.
“I had to carry it out with a big giant diaper bag and a baby in a carseat,” she said.
Sowers filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. The owners of Brother’s Pizza Express stand by their decision.