Mums and their babies now have a space to call their own with the five-star baby-care facility at Civic Centre and John McVeity Centre.
^^ Zoe Wiskin with eight-week-old Oscar (Left) and mum of three Jasmine Hazel (right) accepting the five-star rating with City of Playford Health Project Officer, April Horn.
Mums and dads now have a convenient place to feed, change and settle their fussing babies at the Civic Centre and John McVeity Centre thanks to an initiative of the Australian Breastfeeding Association and City of Playford. Linda Wiskin from the ABA said the introduction of the five-star baby care rooms gives parents a safe space to tend to their babies that isn't a public toilet. “This facility has been fitted with a feeding area, change table, wall-mounted toys, toilet and hand-washing facilities,” Linda said. Mother of three, Jasmine Hazel, of Lyndoch, said the baby-care facility allows her to keep her children entertained with the toys while feeding or changing her 21-month-old daughter. “This room is comfortable for when my little one is distracted, it is also spacious enough for my older children to play,” Miss Hazel said. New mum, Zoe Wiskin, of Salisbury Park, also points out this is a safe space for her to breastfeed her baby. “It can be quite daunting being a new mum and breastfeeding in public, unfortunately breastfeeding in public is not very accepted so having a parenting area is helpful in those situations,” Zoe said.
^^ The baby care facilities includes a feeding area, change table, wall-mounted toys, toilet and hand-washing facilities. The Parent Rooms are available at Playford Civic Centre and the John McVeity Centre during opening hours. The ABA is an Australia- wide breastfeeding information and support service that encourages women who want to and are able to breastfeed to provide breastmilk for their babies.
For more information:
Australian Breastfeeding Association Helpline: 1800 686 268
Playford Customer Care: 8256 0333
John McVeity Centre: 8480 0100