Daddy Changes Nappies Too.

9 October 2015

I honestly cannot remember changing big J's nappy when we were out and about, it was 13 years ago and I can't remember whether there was a problem or not. Nowadays I am so aware that some changing room facilities are only located in the ladies which can cause a problem for Daddy when he is out and about. Daddy changes nappies too so its surprising how many places just don't cater for this.


Even when we are out as family, Daddy always likes to change little J. Its not that I don't want to its just that I am not a fan of those changing tables that are attached to the wall and fold down. I don't think they look safe at all and I am not very confident changing him on that type of table. So when there is one of these changing tables and its only in the ladies it does cause a problem. Its also shocking to see some places don't even have baby changing facilities which is crazy.

For the third year, Sudocrem Care and Protect have launched the Baby Changing Room Awards. The idea is to encourage retailers to improve their baby changing rooms and also to recognise the best out there.

Having good baby changing facilities can make a trip to the shop or elsewhere so much easier.


The public can vote for who they believe has the best baby changing room facilities. I voted for the intu Trafford Centre last year as we have always thought that their standards are high and suitable for both Mummy's and Daddy's. They didn't win last year, Sainsburys in Wandsworth London took the crown. I will be voting for the intu Trafford Centre again this year so fingers crossed they get lots of votes.

It's easy to get involved all you need to do is nominate a changing room, why you have nominated and send a photo via Sudocrem website. Closing date is 13/12/15 and the entries will be judged by Nick Wilkie and Sudocrem. The winning baby change room will receive a special certificate and the use of Sudocrem Care and Protect Baby Changing logo. Everyone who nominates will be entered in to a prize draw to win one of several prizes including a short break to Knoll House, Britains original family friendly hotel.

Will you be nominating in the Sudocrem Care and Protect Baby Changing Rooms Awards?

Who will get your vote?



*collaboration*

16 comments:

  1. Shocking that some places don't have any baby changing facilities, or don't have one that's separate from the ladies. Where's the equality in that? x

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  2. I think it's much better for all concerned if the baby changing is separate. That way men and women can access it equally and you don't need to change a nappy in a busy toilets.

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  3. There are some that go the extra mile with separate baby changing facilities and others that just clump it one corner of the ladies. These awards should get more of them making the right changes, hopefully.

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  4. I remember changing my baby in the back of the car and she rolled onto the floor. I was mortified... the supermarket did not have facilities and then that happened. I think things have improved since then! Angela x

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  5. This is such a great initiative from Sudocream! Some places underestimate the importance of getting the nappy changing rooms right. We have stopped going to some malls or supermarket because of this.

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  6. I have never really thought about this properly (probably because I don't have a baby!).... I'm completely outraged at the gender inequality now I have though! I'm glad someone is trying to recognise those that are doing their part though! xxx

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  7. My husband struggles sometimes, with the ones in the ladies. Sometimes the baby change is seperate, but has no loo in it and now Baby is potty trained he can't really take her in the gents, but equally he can't go in the ladies x

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  8. How shocking that with the increase of single male parents they do not have enough changing rooms for both genders?! I think that Sudocrem are taking the right steps going forward.

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  9. That's such a great idea and I'm a huge fan of Sudo Creme, use it for everything! It's so important that Dad's can do some changing too, I know my husband often felt like there was nowhere he could go when the girls were little and they were out and about so it's really good to have awards like this.

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  10. What a great idea, I will have to think hard about who we nominate. Its a good point re daddys and changing facilities though. As it was mainly me unless we have one of 'those' moments I have never really given it much consideration but in todays modern society you would hope it would be equal. Lets home awards like these go someway to change the situation x

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  11. I can't agree more! What's worse is when a place doesn't even have a changing table & you end up changing on the floor or across your lap if they are small enough. Great idea for sudocream to highlight business with great changing facilities! x

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  12. It's crazy that most places don't have a changing facility in the mens toilets. Dublin zoo has separate baby changing rooms dotted around the place so mammy or daddy can change baby!

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  13. Oh I totally agree there needs to be more changing facilities dad's can use, my partner often takes are little two out on his own and sometimes is unable to find anywhere to change them xx

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  14. So true! I have a real hatred of public toilets and changing rooms (part of my OCD!) so I dont think Ive ever changed either of my kids in public facilities, my partner always does it - luckily he's never yet come across anywhere that didn't have a separate changing room but its so important that those facilities are available. There are plenty of single Dads and all male couples who need access! xx

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  15. I don't remember them being in the ladies, either separate or in the disabled toilet, which is just bad.There definitely needs to be a change (boom boom!), so sexist to assume it's just mum's who are in charge of babies.

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  16. Oh fab, you’ve got to love sudocrem, we all have one of those in our nappy bags! Things have improved since my teens were born, but there is still the odd moment where there wouldn’t be sufficient facilities x

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Thanks for your comments. I love reading them :)