Ever got annoyed by the parent with the screaming tantrum-throwing child ruining your relaxing shopping experience...? Well now that's you!

 

Baby friendly stores

1. John Lewis - most stores have...

Lovely big unisex baby change rooms and loos you can fit a pushchair in (parents need to go too sometimes!). They have nice comfy change mats too (one of our pet hates are those hard plastic change tables you fold down in public loos - not comfy for a little bottom).

2. M&S - most stores have...

Lifts located near the front doors for ease with a buggy.

Large baby change cubicles with a loo for you and a nice comfy change mat for your baby (our local one has a huge mirror next to the change mat which is always a winner to keep your little one entertained)

3. Mothercare - most stores have...

A Mummy's room where you can feed and change your baby. Or just take some time out from shopping.

They email your receipt to you, so if you want to return something, there's no frantic searching through the bin like a mad bag lady.

 

Baby friendly shopping centres

The South East

1. Westfield, Stratford and White City - facilities include...

Family rooms with nursing areas, microwaves, child size toilets and sinks, play areas and TVs for older kids.

You can hire buggies or, if you have an older child, you can hire kiddy cars for them to drive around the mall.

There's a kids club for the little ones to enjoy while you shop.

 

2. The Eden Centre, High Wycombe - facilities include...

Large baby change cubicles with a loo, comfy nursing chair and well maintained change area so you can feed in peace, have a wee and change your baby with ease.

Shops with good facilities include House of Fraser and M&S.

 

3. Intu, Lakeside - facilities include...

Family rooms with nursing areas, microwaves, child size toilets and sinks, play areas and TVs for older kids.

You can hire buggies or, if you have an older child, you can hire kiddy cars for them to drive around the mall.

 

4. The Centre:MK, Milton Keynes - facilities include...

They have won awards for their parent and baby facilities, with a comfortable nursing room and changing areas with kiddy seats and playboards.

They provide 'Kiddy Kruzzers' to hire for your little one to get around the mall.

 

The Midlands

1. Intu, Derby (formerly Westfield) - facilities include...

Family rooms with nursing areas, microwaves, child size toilets and sinks, play areas and TVs for older kids.

You can hire buggies or, if you have an older child, you can hire kiddy cars for them to drive around the mall.

 

Yorkshire

1. Meadowhall, Sheffield - facilities include...

 

The North East

1. Intu Metrocentre, Gateshead - facilities include...

Buggies are free to hire here and their kiddy cars are called Boobaloos (cute!) - suitable for children between 1 and 7 years of age.

 

If you are impressed by a store or shopping centre near you, we'd love to hear from you.