As a parent, I often find shopping with children to be quite a struggle. It can be harder for us dads because changing facilities and so on are often laid on for mums while those of us with XY chromosomes are forgotten about. This picture, however, proves that some retail outlets have the correct approach.
To my surprise, this seat was in the men’s fitting rooms of the Dunnes store in Cumbernauld, when I was on one of my frequent visits to Scotland (oh yeah, the mighty Cumbernauld. I know how to live). In case you haven’t figured it out, it’s a wall mounted seat for strapping a baby or toddler into so you could try on clothes in relative peace.
I don’t know about you, but I’d never see anything like this in a fitting room before. I was mightily impressed. In fact I was so stunned I had to ask Mrs Adams as to whether this was a standard feature of women’s fitting rooms. She assured me it wasn’t and was equally impressed.
Okay, I’ll admit that when I go clothes shopping I prefer to do it without the kids but life doesn’t always work out that way. If more stores were kitted out like this, it would make life so much easier for us mums and dads.
Can you think of any family friendly accessories you have stumbled across unexpectedly? What did you find and where was it? Please leave a comment below.