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Warriewood Square (Behind Woolworths) – Warriewood Square Shopping Centre, Jackson Rd, Warriewood NSW 2102

Overall: Below Average. Nappy change, feed, rest, play. You won’t want to stay here too long.


Good Points: Toilet with sink, soap and paper towel. Additional sink in main part of the Parent Room. Community notice board. Play Panel in main part of Parent Room. Two wall mounted fold-out nappy change tables. Nappy bins underneath the change tables. Wipe-clean couch. ‘Parent Room’ sign on the door. Sign at the front of the hallway indicating a Parent Room.


Bad Points: No signs directing you to the Parent Room until you are at the actual hallway. Pressure-swing door. Awful musty smell inside the room. No microwave. No private feeding area. Toilet door does not lock. Toilet is adult size. Toilet room is too small to fit a pram. Sink, soap and paper towel are too high. Sink in main room does not have soap or paper towel. Play Panel is missing pieces and is right next to the nappy bins. Feeding couch right next to nappy bins.















Another contribution from one of our lovely followers. Thank you!
This is the second Parent Room at Centro Warriewood/Warriewood Square, and it is definitely the worst of the two. I think the Centre Directory must have been created without any one actually going into either of the Parent Rooms, especially this one.  There is meant to be a microwave (NO!) and a private feeding area (NO!). It’s terrible in terms of hygiene and the smell inside the room is horrible.


First of all, it’s incredibly difficult to find this Parent Room. The signs hanging from the ceiling don’t tell you there’s a Parent Room, so you have to cross your fingers and just hope there’s one down the hallway where the Male/Female toilets are. Parents have better things to do with their time than to check every corridor of toilets for a Parent Room. Please please please, centre management, amend the signs hanging from the ceiling!


When you do find this magical hallway, hooray!!! There’s a picture of a baby bottle above the entrance to the corridor, so you can begin to feel confident you might actually find the facilities you are after.
Well thankfully you don’t have to walk too far, as the first door on your right is the Parent Room. 
This is pretty much where the excitement ends.


The door to the Parent Room has a little sign on the front to let you know you’ve got the right place. But when you go to open it, the work begins. It’s one of those annoying pressure-swing doors, which is not really big enough to fit a double side-by-side pram, and required you to use your body weight to chock the door open while you wheel the pram inside. 


Once inside, the smell will be the first thing you notice. It’s an old strong musty smell and just makes the room feel really unhealthy. The next thing you’ll notice is there’s no private feeding area, although there is mean to be one. Instead, there’s a wipe-clean couch in the main part of the room. This is fine except it’s right next to the three nappy bins. Not a big fan of feeding right next to pungent nappy bins, and I’m not sure how many parents would be happy about this either.


This main part of the Parent Room also has two wall mounted fold-out change tables. The nappy bins are located directly underneath, which is very handy. But to the right of the change tables and bins, a Play Panel has been mounted on the wall. I love Play Panels, but having the bins so close to them is not ideal for little people (nappy bins are at just the right height for little people to want to have a nosey). Also, there are a couple of pieces missing.


Now to let you know about the toilet. Firstly, it’s too small a space to fit a pram. So you’ll need to keep it outside and close the toilet door, or keep the toilet door open so you can still see the pram. The toilet door does not lock, which is both good and bad. Bad if you want to ensure privacy, but good if your little one has a tendency to lock themselves in at times. At least there’s no chance of that happening here.
The toilet, sink, soap and paper towel dispensers are all at adult height, which is not very useful for little ones. So parents, your children will most likely need some help from you.


Outside the toilet door, back in the main room, is another sink. This is an interesting one. It would appear to be for washing your hands after feeding or nappy changes BUT there is no soap, paper towel or even a hand-dryer. This is really unsafe and unsanitary. And where is the microwave the Centre Directory talks about? 


This Parent Room really is quite disappointing. If you’re heading to Centro Warriewood/Warriewood Square, forget this Parent Room and head to the one near the Food Court instead. 

Warriewood Square (near Food Court) – Warriewood Square Shopping Centre, Jackson Rd, Warriewood NSW 2102

Overall: Average. Nappy change, feed, rest, play.


Good Points: Easy to find, well sign posted. Two sinks. Microwave. Toilet with locking door. Wall mounted fold out change table. Comfy couch and arm chairs. Wall mounted activity centres for the kids. Push button auto-slide door.


Bad Points: Very dirty carpets in the main feeding area. No privacy for feeding. Private nappy change cubicle, which should be for feeding instead. 



A review from one of our lovely contributors (thank you!). This is the better of the two Parent Rooms at Warriewood Square. It has some flaws, but it’s definitely loads better than the one behind Woolworths.


What makes this one better? Firstly, it’s easy to find. Yep, it passes the first test on being able to find it in the first place. As we know from experience, some shopping centres seem to prefer keeping their Parent Room facilities a secret and don’t have any signage telling you where to find them.
This one is located down the hallway between Flight Centre and a clothing store (near the Food Court). Just follow the signs to find it.


The next promising feature is the push-button auto-slide door to the Parent Room. This makes getting in and out of the Parent Room a breeze. No need to chock the door open with your body as you wheel the pram in. Love auto doors on Parent Rooms.


Inside the Parent Room, it’s a bit ho hum. The centre directory would like you to think there’s a private feeding area, but there isn’t. Instead there’s a main room with a couch and couple of armchairs where you can rest, feed, and let the kids play. But there’s no privacy at all. 


Now you’ll find this funny. Check out the photos above and you’ll see there’s a curtained cubicle containing a change table. Yep, I think the creators of this room were confused about what parents actually need and created a private nappy change area instead of a private feeding area. Seriously, this cubicle would be of more use if it had an armchair in it instead of a change table. There’s a nappy bin in here too.


The Parent Room also has toilets in it, with a locking door. Big plus. During this visit, the toilet was occupied so we couldn’t check if it had both adult and child size toilets or just one. Hopefully we’ll be able to confirm this either way very soon.


There is a microwave, which is always a plus. And two sinks, although only one of them has a soap dispenser. 
Basically, it’s a very average Parent Room which needs some rethinking in terms of design. Make the private nappy change cubicle a private feeding cubicle!!!!!!! Makes much more sense and I’m sure the parents who use it would appreciate the change.