An Indiana mother took to Facebook to tell parents the importance in cleaning public baby changing tables before using them. In the post, Jessica Wayman, posted photos of a baby changing table that was covered in small black marks, to which she revealed are likely drug residue marks left behind from druggies shooting up.
“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,” the former addict wrote in her post.
The woman goes on to say, “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.” — scary!
The viral post shared by the concerned mother, who said “I can promise you, they aren’t thinking about your kids. Be cautious,” on the 23rd of September has since been shared 118k times.
The mother got such a big response from her post that she went back to edit it to add a few more details about her experience as a former addict: “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.”