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The cheers for the Canberra Centre baby change rooms?

By johnboy - 13 January 2009 28

Over on the MumsWeb there’s a brief but heartfelt hymn of praise to the rooms for changing babies in the Canberra Centre.

    The change room in the canberra centre is so nice and so clean it even has a chair for babies about 6months plus to sit in so you can feed them food and that it lovely 🙂

Babychangers of RiotACT (not just mums right?), do you agree?

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The cheers for the Canberra Centre baby change rooms?
DJ 12:09 pm 13 Jan 09

Much better than those at Belconnen Mall

deye 11:47 am 13 Jan 09

johnboy said :

The newer toilets in the recent part of the building are quite palatial.

They may be palatial, but the users tend to leave them in a less than desirable state the vast majority of the time.

BerraBoy68 11:34 am 13 Jan 09

Sammy said :

I assume that those waterless urinals are flushed periodically by the cleaner

Defence was using special bactieria destroying ‘urnial cakes’ as a water saving ploy until some bright spark worked out that the chemicals in these environmentaly safe ‘cakes’ were eating throug the pipes in record time. It cost less to flush than replace the plumbing.

emd 10:49 am 13 Jan 09

I don’t like baby change rooms. Last time I was feeding a baby in the Westfield Woden change room near Wendy’s, someone else had reported a private cubicle being locked for about 45 minutes, and thought maybe someone needed help… turns out the person in the cubicle didn’t even have any children with them, I’d rather not speculate on why someone would want a private cubicle for that long…

For nappy changes, I have a blanket in the car boot to lie baby on.
As for breastfeeding, there’s no way I’m giving my baby his lunch in a room that smells like a toilet. I do it in the cafe while I have my own lunch, all nice and civilised (and time-saving – gets both of us fed at once).

Sammy 10:24 am 13 Jan 09

Has anyone else used the parents room at Babys R Us at the airport?

My god. There is no ventilation at all in the room and the stench of dirty nappies, coupled with the hideous fragrance that is constantly pumped into the room, makes it incredibly inhospitable.

I actually started getting a headache and felt dizzy while trapped in there waiting for my wife to breastfeed. In the end we had to open up the door and get some air in there for fear of passing out.

Surely a room like that must legally have some form of ventilation?

My favourite parents room so far is the one at Westfield Woden near Wendy’s. Sure it’s a bit clinical with the cool temperature and hard surfaces, but it’s clean, well ventilated and they have little private cubicles for breastfeeding. There’s also a microwave for reheating a TV dinner 🙂

Sammy 10:19 am 13 Jan 09

I assume that those waterless urinals are flushed periodically by the cleaner

peterh 10:17 am 13 Jan 09

you don’t have to tell me. I’d better stop, otherwise I will be in it…

ant 10:12 am 13 Jan 09

peterh said :

how do they keep the urinals clean?

no water urinals, what do they clean em with?

Baby Pooh. It’s corrosive.

H1NG0 10:07 am 13 Jan 09

peterh said :

how do they keep the urinals clean?

no water urinals, what do they clean em with?

Urine

peterh 10:02 am 13 Jan 09

how do they keep the urinals clean?

no water urinals, what do they clean em with?

johnboy 9:55 am 13 Jan 09

The newer toilets in the recent part of the building are quite palatial.

deye 9:53 am 13 Jan 09

sounds much better than the rest of the toilets in the Canberra Centre.

peterh 9:45 am 13 Jan 09

meh.

baby change rooms are somewhere i try to visit as quickly as possible. the main problem that all of these facilities have is the frequency of the nappy bins being emptied.

if they were changed at least 3 times a day, I would have a better experience. Every time I go to the change rooms in any of the shopping centres, I am greeted by the stench of an overflowing (uuurgh) nappy bin.

they spray deodorisers in these rooms, but it doesn’t overwhelm the smell. clean should include these bins.

RandomGit 9:33 am 13 Jan 09

Excellent, spacious and well lit. A lot of the new rooms are dimly lit for the feeding infants. Makes things dingy though.

H1NG0 9:06 am 13 Jan 09

I disagree. I find the table is much to small for someone of my height (6″ 5in).

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