Tuesday 20 March 2018

Best places to change a baby’s nappy in Ireland as voted for by parents

It’s messy work but Irish mums and dads have to do it somewhere!

It’s messy work but Irish mums and dads have to change their tots somewhere!
It’s messy work but Irish mums and dads have to change their tots somewhere!
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

It can be quite a messy job, but Irish parents have been busy voting on what makes the perfect place to change a baby’s nappy.

New research has revealed that acceptable changing facilities would influence 94pc of parents planning their day out, while 45pc have said they’ve come across filthy changing rooms in the past.

The research, carried out by Sudocrem, found that parents have had to cope with inadequate facilities and overflowing nappy bins in establishments throughout the country, while many criticised the lack of designated baby changing rooms in some high-street centres.

Meanwhile, Blanchardstown Centre was voted the shopping complex with the best baby changing facilities, and Dundrum Town Centre and Kildare Village also received three stars from the Irish parents surveyed.

Speaking of the awards, Helen Murphy, Sudocrem’s Brand Manager said: “This is something that affects every Irish parent so Sudocrem are delighted to reward venues striving to make their lives that little bit easier. Overall, parents only rate Irish baby changing facilities as 5.5 out of 10. There is a value in providing good baby changing facilities and parents will return to venues places that meet their criteria.”

Nine of the best establishments to change a baby’s nappy in as voted for by parents

Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin

Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin

Kildare Village

MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Kilkenny

Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Cork

Boots, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre

Brown Thomas, Cork

Brown Thomas, Dublin

IKEA, Dublin



The top things parents want in a baby changing room: 

Designated room for baby changing

Clean facilities with a dedicated bin for nappies and wipes

Changing table at waist height

A baby changing mat that features a security belt – very important!

Changing table within arm’s length of the sink

Feeding support for example; a chair for the parent that is separate to the changing area

A changing room that is wide enough to fit a buggy / double buggy

A toilet for the parent or other children within the same baby changing space

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