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Amway Business Centre – 46 Carrington Rd, Castle Hill, Sydney

Overall: Good for quick nappy changes.
Good Points: Clean, basic essentials for changing little bottoms.
Bad Points: Pesky pressure-push doors (don’t know the correct term) where you need to use your body or pram to keep the door from closing while you try to get in/out of the room; no space for feeding, resting, or little ones to play.

Love Tuesdays!!! Bubba girl and I make our weekly pilgrimage to Gloria Jeans where we indulge in the deliciousness of a Regular Creme Brulee Chiller and a Babycino – yummo. There was a time when bubba girl was happy with just the Babycino. That was until she had a sip of my fantastically coffee based beverage. Now it’s a battle for me to be able to drink the chiller without having to share it – NO FAIR!!

I don’t really mind. Bub is a laugh and makes any trip to Gloria Jeans at Amway an absolute joy. Toosh is such a gem – she makes the best Babycino’s….adding extra marshmallows and making little flowers on the foam with caramel syrup. So thoughtful 🙂 Love you Toosh xx
Anyhoo, after the morning wake-up drinks we headed into the Amway store for the weekly shop. Naturally we checked out the bathrooms to suss out the baby-change facilities.
Honestly, it’s a pretty basic setup. Found in the disabled acces/unisex toilet (it also has a baby picture on the front so you know it has something in there to change bubs).
The change table is one of those hard plastic fold-out things attached to the wall. It’s a good height for me so I don’t have to bend down to far to change bub. But it’s quite narrow, and bub doesn’t seem to like it too much. She grips on to the sides for dear life and is soooo relieved when everything is done and she can get mobile again.
The change table does have a long cylinder shaped cushion. I guess it’s meant to cushion bub’s head, but it’s not easy to make that happen ‘cos there’s no way to make the cushion sit still!
Would be good if it and the table had opposing velcro attachments so the thing would stick, but it doesn’t. So the trick is – change bub fast!
The doorway is not the biggest. Can be tricky navigating most contemporary style prams inside, so goodness knows how anyone in a wheel chair gets in there. And it’s a self-closing door which you have to push open and basically use the pram to keep it open until you get inside. The turning circle inside the bathroom is pretty tiny. I’d definitely recommend leaving the pram outside the bathroom and just taking bub and the nappy bag inside. Much easier.
There are standard sink, soap, paper towels and nappy disposal units. Would be nice if the disposal units were auto ones where you only have to wave your hand over the top to open it instead of having to touch the lid. But I guess it’s better than just having a normal bin to chuck the nappies in – that’d be nice n pongy by the end of the day.
Anyway, have attached a couple of pictures. We’re home now. Bub is taking a nap – yay!! – and I am going to get organised for the rest of the day. Hmmm…. a cup of tea, maybe some reading…