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Sydney International Airport – Departures Level

Overall: Good. Nappy change, rest, feed, toilets.

Good Points: Easy to find. Two private feeding cubicles, with locking doors, couch/armchair, foldout change tables. Adult and child size toilets. Additional powerpoints. Lots of bench space. Clean and working microwave. Big sink, with soap dispenser.

Bad Points: Narrow door way to cubicles. Manual door to parent room. Harsh lighting and plain colours. One toilet roll for both toilets.

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The Departures Level of the Sydney International Airport has a pretty good parent room. It’s loads better than what’s available at the Domestic Terminals, thank goodness. We weren’t too sure where to find the parent room, but after checking in for our flight, we asked one of the Airport Volunteers who directed us to the bathrooms. The parent room is just past the duty free stores, past the check in counters. Follow the signs and you find it easily.

Having experienced quite poor parent rooms at Domestic Airports across the country, our hopes weren’t high regarding the quality of facilities here. However, we were actually quite surprised.

The parent room has two private feeding/change cubicles, a separate toilet room with both adult and child size toilets. Plus there is a microwave, big sink, soap dispenser, loads of bench space and additional powerpoints all in the main area of the room. This is really a good place to grab a bit of quiet time with bub before heading off on your overseas adventure.

While the lighting is harsh, and the colours very much in the style of uniform public bathrooms, the parent room does have all the things you need to look after your little ones. Each private cubicle has a door that locks from the inside. There is a wall mounted, fold out change table in each cubicle, plus a big comfy armchair. This is really good. We were expecting hard plastic chairs, so finding armchairs was just lovely.

The toilet room door also locks from the inside, and has both adult and child size toilets (perfect for kids learning to use the loo on their own). The only problem here is there is one toilet paper roll for both toilets, and it’s on the side of the adult loo. Adding an extra roll on the size of the kids toilet would be very handy.

The main area of the parent room has loads of bench space. Yay for being able to keep bags off the floor! Above the sink is a microwave which was clean and in working order. At one end of the bench there’s additional powerpoints, and at the other end is a massive sink plus soap dispenser. Seriously, the sink is big enough to rinse off a baby that has had a number 3 (those of you who have experienced a #3, know what we mean).

Check out the photos! Keep it in mind the next time you’re heading overseas with the kids. You’ll be glad you remembered!

 

Wenty Leagues Has A Revamped Parent Room!

Big thanks to Adrian Cook for sending in these photos!!!

Overall: Really good. Nappy change, rest, feed, play.

Good Points: It’s new!! Easy to find, well sign posted. Near the new indoor playground. Feeding and change room is separate from the toilets. Door to feeding/change room locks from the inside. Clean and working microwave. Sink, soap and paper towel. Nappy change bay built into bench. Nappy disposal bin. A couple of chairs. Powerpoints in the feeding/change room. Completely separate room for toilets. Adult and child size toilets. Adult and child size sinks. Extra fold out change table in the toilets.

Bad Points: Doorway may be a bit narrow for double prams. One sink in the nappy change/feeding room. One toilet paper unit for the two toilets.

Wenty Leagues has really stepped up in the facilities available for families with small children.

The previously all-outdoor, semi-covered play area has been revamped. There’s now a HUGE indoor, playground complete with computer game terminals, gigantic slides, climbing equipment and loads more. It’s awesome!

To match this tops-as playground is the newly renovated parent room. The previous one was, well, just a change table in the disabled bathroom. It was clean and functional, but nothing like what’s available now.

The parent room is on the same floor as the playground, just near the bistro and lifts. Follow the signs around the little hallway and the parent room is at the end of it. For double prams, the hallway and the corner could be a little tricky but then again it might be ok. It just doesn’t look overly wide.

The parent room is small and cosy, but brand new and very clean. It’s very quiet too! My favourite feature is that you can lock the door from the inside, meaning you really can feed in private. I love that! The parent room has a single change bay built into the bench. There are a couple of chairs in here, which you can use for feeding. They’re not all that comfy, but they’re not plastic bbq chairs either, so you can kind of get past it. There is a sink built into the bench, plus soap, paper towel and nappy disposal bin all within reach of the change bench. The microwave is clean and working (yay!!) and for those who need powerpoints for expressing, there is a set at the far end of the room against the wall. This room really is well equipped, with the essentials you need to look after the needs of your baby.

Now for bigger kids, ones who are using the toilet but aren’t old enough to go on their own,   there is a separate room down the hallway (on the right as you enter). It’s lockable from the inside and has room enough for a pram. There’s an adult size and child size toilets, with matching sinks. The only real downside is there’s just one toilet paper dispenser for both toilets. It can be a little tough for little arms to reach. Other than that, it’s really clean, in great condition, and doesn’t smell!

Oh!!! I nearly forgot. There is also a fold out baby change table inside the toilet room. Yay!!! This is a fabulous addition, that comes in handy when the feeding/baby change room is occupied. While you obviously aren’t going to feed your baby in the toilet, you can change them in here when the other change room is in use.

Wenty Leagues really have done some good work in making the club more family friendly. A great place to take the kids on a rainy day, or any other day when you want to get the kids to burn off steam but don’t want to have walk around the shops all day.

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Circular Quay, Opposite Wharf 6 – Sydney NSW 2000

A big ‘Thanks!!’ to Michelle, for sending in this review. If you’re ever heading into Circular Quay with your little ones, this will come in handy.

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‘Toilets are opposite wharf 6. Men’s and women’s toilets are directly opposite each other. Both have a separate disabled toilet that doubles as a baby change.
They are kept locked and you need to ask one of the railway staff to unlock them. You ask the staff at the ticket collect points and they will radio to have someone come and unlock them.
Plenty of space and although not very clean they were better than I was expecting for public toilets.’