Overall: Basic. Nappy change only. Combined with disabled toilet (no signs for nappy change on the door)
Good Points: Quiet. Easy to find. Wall mounted fold out baby change table. Straps attached to change table. The door locks from the inside. No steps. Sink, soap and hand dryer. Hand dryer is away from the change table. Single disabled toilet with assistance rails.
Bad Points: No signs telling you where to find the baby change facilities (it’s in the disabled toilet). No separate nappy disposal bin. Hand dryer instead of paper towel.
We’ve headed North-West again to see what other baby change facilities and parent rooms are on offer for young families. This time we landed at Rouse Hill Village Centre. It was in Rouse Hill well before Town Centre was created. It really is just a little shopping village now, with easy parking, and a handful of shops and cafes. I wasn’t really expecting anything spectacular in the baby care department, and I wasn’t surprised by what I found.
Just past the chemist and on the left, as you come in from the main car park, is a corridor to the left. It has little signs directing you to the toilets – male, female and disabled. No reference to baby change facilities.
Experience has taught me to firstly check the disabled toilet. Of course, that’s where I found the baby change table.
The bathroom is fairly clean, except for a broken and overflowing combo sanitary/nappy/general rubbish bin. The door locks from the inside, which is great! The wall mounted fold out change table is against the back wall. It’s a pretty clean table, and the safety straps are intact.
Underneath the table is the bin. It’s a sanitary bin, which also seems to be used for general rubbish and nappy disposal. This was a less than pleasant discovery.
The toilet has assistance rails, which are very helpful for little ones learning to use the toilet. The sink and soap are at an okay height. The hand dryer is well away from the change table – a big plus! But it would be more hygienic to have paper towel available.