Parents from all over the country have been voting in the Sudocrem Baby Changing Room Awards and the best changing rooms in Ireland winners have just been announced!
Research revealed that 94 percent of parents consider baby changing rooms important when planning their day out.
But a shocking 45 percent have experienced a dirty changing room and a further 30 percent have faced a lack of bin for nappies and other waste when changing their little one.
Sudocrem is encouraging venues across Ireland to provide clean, safe and warm baby changing room facilities.
These places were voted the best and received three stars…
Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin
MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Kilkenny
Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Cork
Boots, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre
Brown Thomas, Cork
Brown Thomas, Dublin
The top things parents want in a baby changing room are:
1. A designated room for baby changing
2. Clean facilities with a dedicated bin for nappies and wipes
3. A changing table at waist height that has a security belt.
4. A changing table within arm’s length of the sink
5. Feeding support for example a chair for the parent that is separate to the changing area
6. A changing room that is wide enough to fit a buggy / double buggy
7. A toilet for the parent or other children within the same baby changing space
Receiving 2 stars were..
Jervis Shopping Centre, Dublin
Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Dublin
The Square, Tallaght
Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords
Stephens Green Shopping Centre, Dublin
Marshes Shopping Centre, Dundalk
Douglas Village Shopping Centre, Cork
Boots, Childers Road, Limerick
Mothercare, Crescent Shopping Centre, Limerick
Debenhams, Mahon Point, Cork
Marks & Spencer, Blanchardstown
Tesco, Oranmore, Galway
Ilac Shopping Centre, Dublin
Ballincollig Shopping Centre, Cork
Manor West Shopping Centre, Tralee
Wilton Shopping Centre, Cork
And receiving one star in the awards..
Applegreen Enfield West on the M4
Marks & Spencer, Dundrum
Is there one near you?