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Baby Care Rooms

You and your baby deserve a comfortable place to breastfeed when you’re away from home.

Baby Care Rooms provide a safe and clean space for mothers, families and carers to attend to the needs of infants and young children. This includes nappy changes, and feeding, including breastfeeding, expressing breastmilk and other food preparation. They can be found in shopping centres, community spaces and government buildings where families can easily access the facilities. 

Our program aims to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for your breastfeeding experience by recognising venues with suitable feeding and care facilities.

Find a Baby Care Room near you!

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Requirements of a Baby Care Room

Baby Care Rooms are warm and inviting with fit for purpose facilities available for public use to meet the needs of mothers and caregivers.

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Rooms are easily accessible for public use. Many parents caring for children will have prams, it is important to consider the size of the doorway and ease of door opening .

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Provide comfortable armchairs next to a side table with easy access to a power point so mothers can place their expressing equipment and any other necessary items easily.

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Change facilities

Change facilities must be accessible to all carers and separate from general toilets. Change tables should comply with Australian standards and have all safety features in working order. 

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Washing facilities

The sink should be suitable for both washing feeding/expressing equipment and washing hands with both hot and cold running water.

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Supportive culture

The environment of a Baby Care Room should create a space that is welcoming and inviting for both adults and children. The room can provide caregivers with a moment of solace from the outside environment. 

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Activities for children

Baby care rooms are used by families with multiple children. Providing interactive activities in both the parenting room and private spaces to amuse a toddler is helpful. This may include; a wall mounted activity, interactive screen, or television playing appropriate shows to entertain toddlers.

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Does your venue have a room that might be eligible for a Baby Care Room?

Register a Baby Care Room

If you have a room that fits the bill, the next step is to register your details via our online Expression of Interest Form to begin the recognition process.

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