Jessica Wayman is a mom and a recovering addict who is also using her experiences to warn parents about the dangers that could be lurking on the changing tables inside public bathrooms.
In her public service announcement, the mom warned that every changing table needs to be wiped down before a baby is placed on top of it, regardless of whether or not a blanket is laid down first.
Before putting your babies anywhere near these things, ALWAYS wipe them down first. Even if you are in a hurry, even if you have a blanket to lay down.
But why? What does Wayman know that most other people don’t?
Well, according to Wayman, the visible black marks that could be found on the changing tables aren’t scuff marks but rather burn marks from spoons.
See the black marks? Those are from burnt spoons. Addicts use these as tables while they shoot up. There could be residue from heroin/meth whatever, and other harmful bodily fluids. If someone doesn’t care about themselves, I can promise you, they aren’t thinking about your kids. Be cautious.
Wayman then asked her Facebook friends to share her post to let unsuspecting “parents, guardians, and babysitters” know about this potential danger.
The mom later added:
I never expected this to get so much attention, but since it is, to clarify some of the things I’m seeing being questioned, this is in reference to changing stations in single person bathrooms & in handicapped stalls, yes this is VERY REAL.
I am a recovering addict myself, which is why I made this post in the first place, to warn all the unsuspecting parents who would never think something like this when looking at a changing table.
Along with people using them as tables while they shoot up, they are also OFTEN used by addicts to bust drugs out and crush them up upon. So again, be cautious.
The post has been shared over 120,000 times so far, with handfuls of people claiming they had no idea that black marks on the changing tables could be something so harmful.