We decided to go to Canal Walk cinema’s to watch Zootropolis. We were three adults with three kids under the age of 9 with us ,which ,in itself is already a task and a half lol.
So as expected Zion needed to have his nappy changed and coming from the Northern Suburbs where we have fantastic ,easily accessible baby changing/breast feeding facilities in our malls,I was quite disgusted when I was advised/expected to change my sons nappy on a little ledge in the cinema’s toilets as they didn’t have a baby changing facility.Obviously there was no way I was going to do that.I then walked back out and asked someone else if there really isn’t a baby changing facility as going to the cinema is a family activity and he said no and advised me to change his nappy in the kids section(there are only tables and chairs available so I assume he wanted me to put him on the floor?) nevermind, how I would dispose of the nappy.I again refused and asked for the manager who then advised me to change him right there on the ottoman like seats,which I did because what other option did I have.
So when the need to change him arose again,I decided to go find a proper baby changing area.I went to 3 different toilets and the only “baby changing facility” (I put this in invertedcommas,because shoo, what a pathetic excuse) I could find was a pull down piece of plastic in the female toilets where everyone can see or smell what you are doing (totally embarrassing ) and this is with a family toilet right opposite!The least that could be done is for that facility to be moved to the family toilet for more privacy.I then had to lay him in the floor (on his blanket) in the family toilet so I could change his nappy.
Thankfully when we needed to change both his and Kai’s nappy we were busy shopping for a birthday present for Zoë at Woolworths,that has it’s on private room so you can change your childrens’ nappies and even breastfeed them.
The worst part is that this is to my knowledge the biggest mall in Cape Town but yet can’t compare or cater for the needs of it’s patrons but the smaller malls can.
Have you had this experience at a mall before?Let me know in the comments section below.