Overall: Easy to find. Clean and simple. Nappy change and rest within disabled bathroom.
Good Points: Well sign posted. Lift access. Space enough for a big pram. Bench to rest and feed, or store nappy bags. Wall mounted fold out change table. Clean table with safety straps intact. Nappy disposal bin. Locking door. Flick handle tap at sink. Soap and paper towel. Pram friendly.
Bad Points: Combined with disabled bathroom (not ideal for feeding). No sign on the front of the door indicating change table inside.
Who doesn’t love something to do with the kids that doesn’t involve an outlay of cash? Here’s another good library to check out with good baby change facilities. Vinegar Hill Memorial Library at Rouse Hill Town Centre is another great library courtesy of Hills Shire Council. The baby care facilities at these libraries have been miles better than any we’ve found elsewhere throughout this great city to date. Although we’ve only just scratched the surface of our library searches.
To get to the library, you need to take the stairs or the lift. If you’re coming with a pram, definitely take the lift! It’s wide enough for double prams. If you’re really keen, and are pram-free, go for the stairs (there’s a few of them to climb up!).
The doors to the library are double auto sliding doors, which are very pram friendly. The kids book section in here is delightful. Big comfy seats in a far corner of the library, with loads of books covering all age groups, make it a lovely place to spend loads of time just relaxing and reading with the little ones. We love the library!!
From a baby care perspective, it’s a great place to visit. While there isn’t a bathroom inside the actual library, it is easily accessed just outside the doors and across the floor.
Just opposite the library doors there’s a sign hanging from the ceiling pointing to the toilets, including an image indicating a baby change area. Yay!!!! That always gets a thumbs up from us. Although we’ve learnt that even if the signs don’t say baby change, we check the bathrooms anyway (‘cos usually there’s a change table hidden somewhere), it saves a bit of stress when the signs tell you there’s one available. No detective work needed…..well, not much anyway.
Follow the sign, and you’ll get to the toilets. Now here’s where a little bit of detective work was needed (only a tiny bit). There are male and female toilets, and a disabled bathroom. None of these bathrooms have a sign on the front saying they’ve got a baby change table inside. From experience we’ve learnt to check out the disabled bathrooms first. Surprise!! The baby change table is inside the disabled bathroom.
The door to the bathroom is quite wide, making it good for larger prams (but not so sure about double prams – sorry everyone). It locks from the inside, giving you complete privacy (a big plus when you’re looking after your little ones feeding and changing needs). There is a bench next to the toilet, which could be used for feeding or storing bags. Being right next to the toilet isn’t ideal, but it’s better than nothing if complete privacy is what you’re after.
The wall mounted fold out change table is clean and in great condition, with safety straps intact. The nappy disposal bin is just at the end of the table (very convenient).
The sink is low set, making it a cinch for little ones to use. The tap has a flick handle, and the soap and paper towel are easy to get to.
Basically, the facilities for looking after your bub are pretty simple, but they are clean and in really good condition. You don’t feel rushed here. That’s something we really like. It’s quiet, clean and peaceful. Take your time. A calm parent/carer helps make for a calm baby 🙂