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Changing Diapers in a room with Seforim

Question:
May one change an infant’s diaper in a living room or den that conatins seforim? If it is mutar until a certain age, at what point is it no longer mutar?
Answer:

Changing a diaper in a room with seforim is permissible. One who wishes to be stringent may position himself between the baby and the seforim while changing the diaper. See Shu”t Machaze Eliyahu [siman 5-6] who explains at length that there is no concern of גילוי ערוה because the ervah of a child is not considered ervah. In addition there is no prohibition involved in having in having a dirty diaper exposed in front of seforim. Nevertheless, one should not specifically establish a changing station in front of seforim, and if possible can position himself to block the seforim.

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