Public baby changing rooms (my 4 thoughts)

This topic has come up over and over again so I thought I should share it with you guys. It’s hard to get out of the house with small kids but do you know what’s even harder, trying to find somewhere to change them.

Some places don’t even have the facilities to change a baby which I really don’t understand, I thought it was a standard thing.

Let’s look at some of the most annoying and frustrating situations when you have to change a baby when your out and about.

1. A hook on the back of the door or a small shelf, (would that be pushing it?) to hang up your bag and coat. I detest putting my belongings down on the bathroom floor.

2. A unisex, family changing room… Can us mothers just get a break! So many times when we are out my partner relentlessly takes the kids to change their nappies while I sip on my hot cup of tea. Before I blink they are back again as he hands me the changing bag. This seriously needs to change. What about if dad was just out with kids on his own or if the kids have two dads and no mam. This is starting to become the norm and we need to have a very open mind when it comes to this.

3. Since there is a cleaning frenzy happening, can we get these toilets scrubbed and looked after. You wouldn’t want to see the places I’ve been before. Recently I scrubbed a changing table myself with baby wipes as I forgot the changing mat. (have something in the bag, an old towel or a muslin cloth.) you never know when you might need it.

4. When they tell you they don’t have changing facilities. (where am I going to change my baby? On the table where I’m eating?) if your lucky to own a car this is your best bet.

Let me know your favourite changing rooms and your most detested in the comments.

Laura xoxo

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