Nursing nomad @ Jaya One / The School

Location: Ground floor, The School

Verdict: This is by far the most comfortable and well thought out babies room I’ve visited in a mall.

Photo below (left): The door on the left leads to a dedicated diaper changing area cum disabled toilet. The room with the glass door leads to the baby room which has space for changing diapers, making milk, and one nursing cubicle.

(right): The entrance itself is spacious and wide, with a motion activated sensor door. This is extremely convenient if you’re bringing a stroller or with toddlers in tow.
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Diaper changing room: Cleanliness level is immaculate, 10/10

Photo below: Well-designed and child safe seat for toddler (left photo) and fold-down change table  (right photo) to keep your kids comfy and safe while doing the necessary. There’s also a sink with paper towels and soap dispenser provided. (No photo here).

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Photo below (left): Toilet (in case mummy needs to go, too) is within the same room, which also serves as a disabled toilet.

(right): The fact that there’s a handlebar for the convenience of wheelchair users, is also very helpful for mummies right after giving birth who need a little help to push themselves up.

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Baby room: This large room is separated into three areas – one for changing, one toddler bathroom and one nursing cubicle.

IMG_20150916_163601Drawback: The two diaper changing stations are located side by side with no room in between each other. So if two moms were to change their babies at the same time, the one on the left would not have space to place her essential stuff.

However, it is good that the diaper changing pads are right next to the sink. Makes washing up and cleaning much easier.

Photo below (left): View of the sink, right beside the diaper changing area. There’s soap dispenser, paper towel, and rubbish bin located conveniently nearby.

(right): A hot water dispenser is provided for you to heat up/ prepare your child’s milk or food.

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Photo below (left) : toddler washroom

(right): nursing room. Check out the Orla Kiely wallpaper. Woot!

 

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IMG_20150916_163643 Love the cute signage on the door to clarify the usage of the room for breastfeeding only, so that there’s no dispute arising about people hogging the room for other reasons.

The room is spacious, with a side table provided and a super comfy armchair that feels very ergonomic (for a petite person with short legs).

Very clean room.

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Latch lock on the breastfeeding room door that makes me feel more secure

Plus points:

  • Two plug points in case you needed to charge your devices.
  • Mirror so that you can check that your clothing is rearranged properly before exiting, to avoid “wardrobe malfunctions” 😉
  • The lock on the door is a latch lock (which ensures that the room is properly secured) instead of the normal knob lock that can easily malfunction. (I’ve had that problem before!)

Minus points:

  • Lighting is a bit bright for baby’s eyes when feeding and looking up at the ceiling.

Overall, excellent facilities and well-maintained room. Definitely one of my favorites.

Nursing nomad @ Viva shopping mall, Cheras

A new series where we document the nursing rooms (and in future, baby rooms) which we have visited. Because 21st century parenting is all about planning your shopping routes so that you could handle every feeding/ changing session in public like a pro. Feel free to submit a tip or update info so that we can add it to the list!

Mall: Viva Shopping Mall, Cheras, KL.

Location : first floor and third floor, beside the washrooms

Cleanliness : 8/10 Well maintained,  no visible rubbish or stains. Sanitary rubbish bin provided for diapers, reduces smells a lot, which is helpful in an open space plan layout.

Comfort : 7/10 well- lit breastfeeding cubicle, nice comfy chairs (clean) and a side table. Personally, I would feel slightly insecure with a curtain instead of a proper door with a lock. Especially when I’m pumping, it hinders letdown. Overall the room is reasonably comfortable but the open space plan gives less privacy. (no partition between diaper area and feeding area)

Practicality : 7/10 Nice deep sink and wide counter top. Padded mats built in for your child’s comfort when changing diapers. No safety restraints.

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View of the feeding room when standing at the diaper changing area

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View of diaper change station. Note the sanitary napkin pail which they use to deal with hazardous waste

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Sink close up –  high tap with plenty of headroom, deep basin

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Diaper changing pad built in for baby’s comfort

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Hospital style curtains