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Restaurant tosses mom for changing baby’s dirty diaper at dinner table

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.

Miranda Sowers and two of her children.

Miranda Sowers and two of her children.

“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.

One customer sitting close to the family sent a text about what was going on.

One customer sitting close to the family sent a text about what was going on.

“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.

"The last thing I want is a customer throwing up," Brother's Pizza Express owner Donny Lala said.

“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.

41 comments

  • Carrie

    Timmy you are an ignorant man. There is nothing wrong with breastfeeding in public as long as the woman is covered. And to make fun of the appearance of small children is disgusting. You are what is wrong with this looks obsessed society. Im sure you are single.i

  • Paula

    Monica the people on here is right. We got a life and class. Maybe you don’t. It was nasty. Why are you so upset? Have you done that. Maybe if you was there and when she got finish and gave you the stinky diaper you would have change your thought. You probably one of those person that blow your nose while people are eating.

  • athynz

    Timmay I notice you lack the testicular fortitude to put your mug on display. Perhaps yet another reason why your wife left you… Just sayin’.

  • Tina M. McCauley

    The lady should have taken the baby back out to the car to change it. Inside a restaurant where people are eating is not the place to do something like that. I feel the restaurant did the right thing by having her to leave. If she’d have said something to her server about going out to change the baby in the car, they would know she was coming back and wouldn’t think she was running out on the bill.

  • Jo V

    There is a time and place for everything and changing a baby’s diaper at the table is not the place, period.

  • Jeremy Basham

    Good! The woman should have been thrown out! Did she even think to ask the owner if he could provide her with a place to change the baby? I’m sure he would accommodate that request. Get a clue lady!!! I would have made that woman pay for my food for ruining my meal.

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