Baby Change Reviews

I have personally reviewed all the following baby change areas on and around the High St and Princesshay, some are amazing, some are not!

Here they are ordered so the best ones are at the top, to save you time.

City Centre Public Toilet

Opposite Pandora by the outdoor cafe

The Good Points

An unlikely favourite of mine, there is a security system on the door, so to get in you have to press a buzzer and speak to a security guard, I’ve no idea where this person is but he can see you on his camera and let you in. I feel safe in there.
It’s enormous in there! There are hoists and lifting equipment for those with disabilities but also a baby change unit. It’s lovely and warm and tucked away.  

The Bad Points

Basic and a bit clinical but not bad for public loos. Tight access.

Top Tip!Press the green button to get out!

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Jojo Maman Bebe

The Good Points

Who doesn’t love going in Jojo? The British brand with the French name. Warm and welcoming with helpful staff. The change area is right behind the till.

The Bad Points

I always end up buying something! – No loo. It’s a bit tight, defo no room for a double pushchair and sometimes staff are unboxing deliveries infront of the till

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Marks & Spencer

The Good Points

It’s central, clean and tidy. My previous review slammed this facility with only a 2/5. Happy to report a vast improvement! Smells much better now.

The Bad Points

Right upstairs, in the corner of the menswear department. 

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Jelly - Fore St

The Good Points

Right in the heart of the independent West Quarter. Exeter Community Initiatives run this amazing charity shop. There is a comfy place to sit and feed or just to take the weight off your feet for a mo. So many bargains! everything you could need in amazing condition, nappies, wellies, prams, clothes from birth to 13, books, toys, mobiles, toilet seats…..

The Bad Points

No loo and no sink – cloth wipe parents need to be organised here….

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TESCO Exvale

The Good Points

You can pop in there mid shop and lock your shopping in the special areas, it’s bright and clean but sadly not the haven it once was, there used to be free nappies available but now if you’re stuck you can ask at customers services and they will give you a free nappy.

The Bad Points

No loo in the change area and never any hand towels.

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Debenhams

The Good Points

Bright and clean, there are 2 changing areas – One Mother and baby room and one family bathroom, both are spacious and often have music playing. There are 2 loos in the family bathroom and an armchair for granny! The paper change mats are always full and there are always paper towels available. Nice big mirror.

The Bad Points

The bins are often a bit on the smelly side and if you sit and breast feed in the M&B room you are sat under an air freshener which squirts you with fragrance every five minutes! Very busy! – No loo in the M&B room.

Top Tip! – Real nappy mums use the family bathroom as there is a handy loo. Also if you use the loo nearest the sink you can’t reach the loo roll!

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John Lewis

The baby change is on the top floor by the cafe.

The Good Points

hmmmm… It’s by the cafe?…erm…

The Bad Points 

It’s not very big, just a disabled toilet with a drop down change unit. Be warned ‘VERY NOISY HAND DRYERS’ There is a fab feeding room though! A great place to retreat to go and feed your baby in if you’re not happy feeding in public yet. Although when I popped my head in there was a lady changing a very smelly nappy in there so the whole room stank! The bins were overflowing in the change room and it was only 11am – I know it’s very busy in the shop but seriously a full nappy bin at 11am? Humph. Come on JL pull your socks up!

 

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