Thursday, September 22, 2011

Harbour City's Baby Center!

This is such a late post. As it is always the case with travel posts and photos (I have my siblings constantly reminding me that I owe them photos, etc, even from trips two years ago). But my brother has yet to install new memory on my laptop, so I like to save the space. That, plus my external drive is FULL - blame it on full-sized DSLR photos that you just can't trash.  Anyway, I owe a friend a few posts on HongKong, so I thought I'd start with something easy to write.

I was telling a bunch of breastfeeding friends that the new baby rooms at Harbour City are way too cool. I've stopped breastfeeding RL when he turned 2, so I didn't really make use of these much during our last homeland trip (July - I know, eons ago, sorry!) but I just wanted to say how lovely they are! Nothing compared to the breastfeeding and changing rooms at our local malls. Nothing!

So allow me to share photos of one of Harbour City's uber-cool baby centers!

We actually made use of the new, albeit small baby room fronting Ocean Terminal's Toys R' Us (located right under the stairs) to change RL's diaper (and to throw away some boxes so we didn't have to bring them back to the hotel). I didn't take photos of that particular baby room because I wanted to check out this one. Also located inside Ocean Terminal, which is part of Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui, this baby center is beautiful!

This one is beside the ladies' loo, and looks like it is part of the wall, you won't actually notice it is there, unless you notice the signs.

See that hand on the wall panel? You touch it and those mirrored doors open!
Yes, you may park your stroller here. The room is big enough to accomodate strollers!
Communal Feeding Area for bottle-fed babies! Or for breastfeeding moms who don't mind nursing in front of others. :)
Diaper-changing area... I love the faucet!
Private Nursing Areas (with privacy curtains) at the back come with their very own changing tables. 
Nurse in Private!
I love how they thought about how some moms prefer to nurse in private. I remember trying to nurse RL in one of SM's nursing rooms and had to endure this lady's husband's numerous glances. I mean, gimme a break, mammary glands are mammary glands! Stare at your wife's, not mine! And I was wearing a bib ha? LOL!

Anyway, I hope one of the malls take into consideration the actual needs of nursing moms and come up with something as cool as this.

1 comment:

  1. Luv your blog! Nursing/baby rooms here in UAE don't allow males in, and inside there are privacy curtains for breastfeeding moms. The Dubai Mall takes the notch higher - a female security guard stationed by the very posh nursing room's door, efficiently scanning those who are coming in.


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