I'm in too
I come from Gunnedah (feel free to google it lol),
I have no licence so when I'm down town I'm generally there for a while so feeding my wiggly 9 1/2 kilo 8 month old can be interesting lol,
I usually resort to maccas cos they have awesome padded seets along 2 walls
I'm in, we haven't even got a place to do nappy changes where I am. I think if you go to our local service station they may have a change table, but I am not sure. We do have a toy library where you can feed/change/play but it is only open a few hours a week.
Nemmi, My sister and her DH are in Gunnedah too.
I agree that facilities rurally are pretty dismal. I thought we were doing ok here, but after reading what some of the big cities provide (electric doors! I would have loved that with my big double pram! Tv's to watch whilst feeding! Big comfortable chairs! Non-stinky rooms! Toilets big enough to accommodate prams!) I think the country is far behind.
I think there is ONE thing my council have done though that is highly beneficial to breastfeeding mothers, and that is provide a map to all the breastfeeding friendly locations in town and surrounding areas. Link I think it's a great idea- new mothers are given one when they leave the hospital, but in the case of visiting families, why not make them for all council areas in Australia AND have them available at the information centres
As to what I would like, I would like somewhere central, that is clean, safe for my kids to play while I am busy feeding/changing bub and somewhere comfortable. We are a tiny town so I wouldn't hold my breath, but even just a change table somewhere in the centre of town would be nice.
Even the next bigger town has nothing.
Just thinking of ideas for where parent rooms could be situated. What do most rural towns have in common - if anything?
Do you all have an IGA or a town hall? I'm thinking of who we could try and partner with to try and improve parenting rooms in rural areas.
Last edited by BH-bubhub; 01-02-2011 at 12:20.
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