After stepping off our Air France flight at Paris CDG Airport, we made a restroom stop in the arrivals hall. It was there Heidi encountered a reminder that there are still certain assumptions attached to motherhood and being female.
My Wife Is Outraged By The Restrooms At Paris CDG Airport
Claire Marie, still in diapers at the time (she thankfully was fully-trained before her third birthday, which has been a huge relief), needed a change.
So Heidi directed Claire Marie to go with daddy into the bathroom and informed me that diapers and wipes were in the little bag she was toting around.
But small problem: the mens’ restroom had no changing area for diapers. When I informed Heidi, she was indignant and almost went over to check herself (after all, I often have trouble finding things in plain sight).
But after looking once more just to be sure, including in the handicapped stalls, I confirmed there was no changing table. So I handed Claire Marie over to Heidi, who changed her…somewhat indignantly.
As we walked out toward the lounge, she lamented, half-jokingly, that despite its progressive reputation, France is still pretty old school if men’s restrooms do not have changing tables for babies.
As for me, I thank the French for giving me a break. 😉
Was this just a one-off at Paris CDG or are baby changing stalls still predominantly located only in female restrooms in France?