I’m sure I’m not alone in having a little ‘heart sinking’ moment when I realise it’s nappy changing time when we are out and about, and we have to ask to find out about baby changing facilities, hoping that they will be half decent. It always makes life so much easier when there are good baby changing facilities. The best experience I’ve had was at Bristol airport when we flew back from France. As you can imagine, after two flights, poor baby boy was in need of a change, and I was so relieved to discover a large, spotlessly clean changing room, with changing mat liners and a sink for me to wash my hands afterwards.
Sudocrem Care and Protect are encouraging businesses to improve their baby change facilities, and are currently in the midst of their third ‘Baby Changing Room Awards’. This year’s awards include a new category – Best Service Station – along with Best Retailer and Best Independent Retailer. Last year saw Sainsbury’s in Wandsworth, London crowned the winner.
The Baby Changing Room Awards coincides with the launch of the Babychange app by NCT sponsored by Sudocrem Care & Protect. I think this is a fantastic idea, I can imagine how useful this will be when travelling or out and about.
If you would like to nominate a changing room for the award, then visit the Sudocrem website http://www.sudocrem.co.uk/baby-changing or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries will be judged by Nick Wilki, CEO of NCT, and Sudocrem. The closing date for entries is 13th of December 2015 and the winners will be announced in the first week of January 2016.
The winning baby changing rooms will receive a special certificate and use of the Sudocrem Care & Protect Baby Changing Room logo. Everyone who nominates their favourite changing facilities will also be entered in to a prize draw for the chance to win one of several prizes, including a short break at Knoll House, in Dorset.
What do you think makes a good baby changing facility? Who would you nominate? I think I’d have to go for Bristol airport, as they were there with the best facilities I’ve ever seen, in a time of great need!
Back at the end of December, it was a normal early evening at our house…