How suite it is at Forum
THE State’s first private parenting suites opened at Belmont Forum as part of a major shopping centre upgrade.
The old communal facilities were replaced with three new private suites, available for use to parents or carers with babies and toddlers.
Senior asset manager to the Perron Group Graeme Glass said it was a clear sign Belmont Forum was responding to the needs of the local community.
“We recognise in this day and age it’s not just mums who are shopping with young children,” Mr Glass said.
“There are an increasing number of fathers and grandparents, all races and religions looking after small children.
“With that in mind, our new parenting suites have been designed so everyone can feel comfortable changing a nappy or feeding their baby at the shopping centre.”
The new suites provide a secure, private area decked out with a feeding chair, change table and microwave to warm bottles of milk.
The suite also includes two separate toilets, for adults and children, as well as a mounted touch screen to keep older children entertained.
“We believe these are the first parenting suites of their kind in WA and very possibly the first of their kind in Australia,” Mr Glass said.
Above: Brand new ‘no touch’ sinks with built-in hand dryers. Middle: Comfortable seating available for shoppers to relax and recharge. Top: Modern interior lighting with TV screens.