I would only use the parents room if I have DS with me, and even then, because he's 7 and I feel comfortable enough taking him into the female bathroom with me or waiting outside when he goes into the male bathroom, it's very rarely. Usually only when the toilets are questionable or there is a really big line up and we're in a hurry. I would never go in there by myself though. I'd feel a little awkward.
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11-04-2013 07:53 #52Senior Member
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In general it really irks me when those other than parents/carers use the parents room, shopping centres provide plenty of public toilets for those without children. Our shopping centre like most I assume provides a small toilet and a full size toilet in the one large cubicle which means both mum and child and pram if necessary can go into the same cubicle together to use the toilet. I have a 5 year old and a 9 year old and we still use the toilet in the parents room as it comes down to a safety issue, if she finishes before me I don't want her waiting outside in a public bathroom alone. I'm sorry but if you don't have children or are not with someone with a child then you have no right to be in there. For the record my DH is a stay at home parent and he relys on parents rooms when out and about with the kids as its totally inappropriate to take a young girl into a male toilet and its just so frustrating when you cannot access the resources that are intended for you.
11-04-2013 08:10 #53
I often think Parents Rooms are a lot like Parents With Prams car parks. Its something offered to a certain section of society as 'nice' option to use in their centre but in the long run dont think its enforceable.
11-04-2013 08:50 #54
11-04-2013 09:05 #55
I do get cranky when non-parents use the parent's room. 2 old biddies were having a whinge that someone was taking too long in the toilet, while myself and the other mum feeding told them repeatedly that the normal toilets were just downstairs
My local shopping centre (highpoint) has such a busy parent's room that on the weekends it has a door b!tch DP had taken the kids in to change DD and take DS to get toilet, while I went to the ladies, then when i went to go into the parent's room to feed DD, the security woman tried to stop me as i was on my own.
I also get cranky when it's busy and bottle feeding mums use the feeding rooms. If it's busy I'll feed on the couch out the front so someone who wants to BF privately can use it.
11-04-2013 09:21 #56
I also sit on the lounge to feed in case someone who has trouble feeding wants to use the curtained off bit. It also means DS1 can usually play and I can watch him.
11-04-2013 09:26 #57Senior Member
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11-04-2013 09:28 #58Senior Member
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how do you know if someone behind the curtain is bottle feeding or not? do people stick their heads in to have a look?
11-04-2013 09:32 #59
11-04-2013 09:53 #60
Am I the only mum who never used a parents room and as far as I know I've never even walked into one! I BF DS for ten months - how did I miss the whole parents room thing?
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