Petco Park Installs World’s First Self-Sanitizing Diaper Changing Table

April 19, 2022

Pluie to offer a safer, healthier, more comfortable fan experience for young families

SAN DIEGO – Petco Park will now offer a new amenity for families and young fans attending San Diego Padres games this season. The world’s first and only self-sanitizing diaper changing table has been installed to offer a cleaner, safer, more comfortable place to change diapers while at the ballpark. 

Pluie changing tables are now available for guests at Petco Park in the Nursing Suite on the Terrace Level. 

Pluie is the world’s first and only self-sanitizing diaper changing table for public restrooms, powered by a patented UV-C light system known to kill 99.9% of germs including influenza, e. Coli, and coronavirus. The UV-C light system activates when the table is closed, sanitizing the changing surface in just 60 seconds after each use. 

Pluie’s breakthrough design is unlike anything the diaper changing table market has ever seen, with other first-to-market features like a retractable safety strap that won’t collect dirt when not in use,  attached diaper bag handle to keep bags and purses from being placed on a contaminated surface, and a plush foam leak-proof cushion. The breakthrough design was named a Fast Company 2021 World Changing Idea and TIME Magazine Best Invention. 

“Public facilities and family-friendly attractions are more concerned than ever with the health, safety, and comfort of their guests, and I’m proud that Pluie can be a solution for facilities like Petco Park to enhance their guest experience,” says Pluie founder and CEO Addie Gundry.

Pluie is committed to Changing the Table™ by making sure all parents and caregivers on the go have a clean, safe and comfortable option in every public restroom. 

“We’ve all become accustomed to seeing premium touchless hand dryers and self-flush toilets in public restrooms, but when it comes to the diaper changing tables, it’s clearly been an afterthought,” says Gundry, who was inspired to found Pluie after a public parenting nightmare.

“As a mom, I understand the need for a clean, safe place to change a diaper when out in public. I was out to lunch with my 10-month-old son, and he had a diaper blowout in the middle of the restaurant. The changing table in the women’s restroom was dirty and left a lot to be desired, and the men’s room didn’t even have one. I said to my husband, ‘I think we can design a better one’.”