“It Could Mean the Difference Between Life or Death”: Mom’s Changing Table Warning Is a Must-Read for Every Parent

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Nothing can be scarier than knowing that you’re putting your baby in harm’s way. It seems the laundry list of things parents are told to worry about these days is never-ending, and the safest thing may be placing them in bubble wrap and not letting them out of the house.

But in all seriousness, one concerned mama, Jessica Wayman, has some advice for parents that is worth listening to, as it could save your baby from coming into contact with dangerous drugs.

In a Facebook post that has now been shared over 171,000 times, Wayman warns that those black marks you see on changing tables in public restrooms may not be as harmless as you think.

After reading her post, you’ll certainly reconsider laying your infant down before doing an extra swipe with the Huggies Wipes:

“PSA: 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. 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.


SHARE so this can reach as many parents/guardians/babysitters as possible. It could mean the difference between life or death/serious life-threatening injury, for a lot of innocent children & unsuspecting parents.

EDIT: 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.”

Be sure to SHARE Jessica’s PSA with the parents of little ones that you know on Facebook! 

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