Tag Archives: Changing Table

Dollar Tree-Any Fresno store

23 Sep

0 of 5 Stars

I almost dread having to go to this store.

Not because I will go in for 1 or 2 items, pick up whatever I fancy, all along saying, “hmm, it’s only a $1” & come out with more than $20 of items ;P

It’s also not  because the ghetto-ness varies from store to store; But if you have to go with toddlers or babies-Plan ahead!

This is a VERY un-baby friendly store.

Very, VERY rarely will you find a Dollar Tree store where they will allow you use of a public restroom, which therefore takes away any changing table (which they don’t have anyways), & FORGET anywhere to nurse!

So in (very) short, Not baby/toddler/Nursing Friendly. You’re better off almost anywhere else :-/

If you’ve been to a Dollar Tree Store & had a better experience, PLEASE, let us know which one 🙂

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Splash Cafe

3 Jul

Pros:
-High chairs
– loud enough that your baby fussing isn’t so obvious

Cons:
– No boosters, baby slings (car seat carrier)
– No diaper changing table
– No Nursing area
– Tight squeeze

Personal Experience

I’ve been twice; once when my son was an infant then again when he was a toddler. I can’t say one age was really easier than another. Even during the weekdays it’s pretty busy & with the seating so close to each other it’s another job to keep a nosy toddler focused on their own meal & not staring or trying to grab other people’s : p
All in all, I would say it’s not very kid & ESPECIALLY nursing friendly.

Feel free to share your experiences & tips for how you handle the crowds.

Buy Buy Baby

7 Jan

7458 N. Blackstone Ave. Fresno, CA 93720

5 1/2 Stars out of 5

Pros:

  • Have a WONDERFUL nursing room
  • Changing table in nursing room
  • Have a child seat in the handicap- so you can buckle your child in & not have to worry about them while you use the restroom, GENIUS!
  • The staff is INCREDIBLY helpful!! I mean so helpful I thought maybe they were getting a commission or something!

Cons:

  • It’s not a restaurant that you can also eat there w/ the same conveniences you can use while you shop
  • No rewards program

Personal Experience:

Ok, I am not being paid to write any of these reviews, but I can not rave enough about this place!

I LOVE going to this store. I kid you not, I would plan my errands & trips around this place.

This store has THEE best freakin nursing room I have EVER utilized! Ever. The environment is tranquil, CLEAN, & com-for-ta-ble!! Now when you think that they sell this stuff, so how hard was it for them to put it in a specific room. YET, there are other stores that sell these SAME items & DON’T do the same thing *cough-babies r’ us*

At one point I literally would take all of my babies r’ us ads into this store to buy my stuff because I got a taste of the good life, a wonderful nursing room! hahaha, ok I know I’m going on & on about it, but especially when you’re a new frazzled mom, having a great nursing room where you can relax for a feeding is just one of the best things you can get as a mom.

The staff is incredibly helpful & knowledgeable, they are very professional & make you feel like a valued customer.

Regal Manchester Stadium 16 (Signature Theater)

12 Oct

            2055 E. Shields Ave. Fresno, CA 93726

4 Stars out of 5 Stars

Pros:

  • Have changing table in bathroom
  • Have booster seats (who knew!?)
  • Can park your stroller next to your seat in the front rows

Cons:

  • No designated nursing room
  • The sound of the movies can be REALLY loud, especially for little ears.

Personal Experience:

Taking babies or small children can get controversial amongst movie go-ers. When they are small they are more portable, sleep longer & don’t want to run up & down the aisles. BUT, the movies can be VERY loud for them which is why some people have them wear something to block some of the sound. While there is no designated nursing room, the theater is dark enough that you feel you have some privacy…hoping no stranger is sitting right next to you : p

Depending on the movie (kids movie or not) people will tolerate some noise from your kids, but non-kid movies…not too much.

I’d say this theater is about as kid/baby friendly a movie theater can be.

Big Fresno Fair-Nursing Room

5 Oct
This is a special FYI to all nursing mommies,
Here’s a bit of exciting or good news; the Big Fresno Fair will have a special “Mommy Zone”  just for breastfeeding moms. It will be a private, air-conditioned space for moms to feed and change their babies.
How great is that!!!
It’s located near the Found Children’s Gingerbread House just inside the Westamerica Bank Gate Entrance on Chance Ave. So you can plan a nursing trip around your famous fair corn dog, cinnamon roll or mmm, deep fried ice cream!   : D
If you use it, let us know about how comfortable it was for you! =)

 

http://www.fresnofair.com/blog-entry/mommy-zone

Denny’s

3 Oct

“hmmm…what to order??”

530 S. Clovis Ave. Fresno

4 1/2 out of 5 Stars

Pros:

  • Have high chairs
  • Have boosters
  • Can turn high chairs upside down to put a car seat in
  • Changing tables in BOTH men & women’s restroom
  • Loud enough that if your kids is babbling or making noise, it’s not a big deal, but not so loud that you get a headache
  • Kids menu
  • Kids eat free on certain days w/a paid adult entrée.

Cons:

  • No nursing area

Personal Experience:

On this particular occasion it was FREEZING inside. Which for the restaurant, the a/c is only off or on, not temp controlled & apparently the heat is the same in the wintertime-all or nothing. I thankfully keep  a couple of blankets in the car for my son. The waitress was very kind & when we told her the high chair was sticky she wiped it down for us quickly & helpfully. She was very mindful of my son & tried to make him comfortable as well.

Other than the freezing temperature, the meal & experience was good. BUT Because of the not having an area to nurse, I couldn’t give them a full 5 stars.

Black Angus

21 Sep

1737 E. Shaw Ave.  Fresno, CA 93710

3 out of 5 Stars

Pros:

  • Have high chairs
  • Have changing table in BOTH men & women’s restroom.

Cons:

  • No baby chairs
  • Not really anywhere to nurse
  • Very quiet restaurant-so every little squeal is noticeable.

Personal Experience:

I LOVE to sit at the booths because of the very high backs. In these I was able to sit my sons car-seat on the booth seat. If you nurse at the table, depending where you’re seated, you only have one angle to worry about exposing your boob to! Sitting at a table is too uncomfortable & there is no room for you to put your child in a car seat.

One subscriber said “their high chairs didn’t flip over to hold a car-seat and they didn’t have those sling things. So we had to set her car-seat on a chair and it made so nervous she was going to be bumped by someone walking by and go tumbling on the floor.”

Red lobster

19 Sep

3 out of 5 stars

Pros:

  • Have high chairs
  • Have a changing table in the women’s restroom (not sure if one in the mens)
  • Restaurant is loud enough that if your child is making noise it’s often not very noticeable.
  • It’s a small thing, but I VERY much appreciated the little hook inside the handicap door that allowed me to hang his diaper bag on, instead of putting it on the floor.

Cons:

  • Nowhere to nurse
  • Booth tables are pretty close so there is little room to nurse at the booth without the baby hitting their head if they move much.

Personal Experience:

We went on a all-you-can-eat night so the place was pretty busy. Needless to say by the time my son was “done” sitting still & being quiet, it was loud enough that he wasn’t an issue. Trying to nurse while sitting at a table is uncomfortable & kind of awkward when there are people sitting at every angle around you. On one occasion, there was a man leering at me in SUCH  a creepy way & not at ALL trying to hide it. I went to a booth in a corner.

Which poses its own issue unless your child is small & doesn’t move much. My son was 7 months old & did NOT fit either of these categories so he ended up hitting his head on the heavy wood table : (

I Love Sushi

16 Sep

465 W. Shaw Avenue  Clovis, CA 93612

3 1/2 Out of 5 Stars

Pros:

  • Have High chairs
  • Have Boosters
  • Loud enough for children but won’t give you a headache.
  • Changing tables in BOTH men & women’s restroom.

Cons:

  • There’s not really room to put car seat in booth & the chairs are too small for that as well.
  • The high chairs can be turned upside down so that u can put the  car seat on the chair but its on a slight tilt so you would have to make sure NOBODY pushes it and that you are RIGHT next to the baby. It’s a little too dangerous for me & I’m too nervous to risk that.
  • No nursing area. The tables are too uncomfortable to nurse at & if you can get a booth in the back, that’ll help, just be sure to not get in view of the tinted window next to you.

Personal Experience:

The name of the restaurant matches how I personally feel when I think of sushi (*sigh 🙂 I have always had a generally good experience there as well. On this particular occasion our waitress was Judy, VERY sweet girl but in general the staff is nice & accommodating. Any questions I had, especially regarding for my child, they were happy to help.

I wish I could rate this place a little higher but as a nursing mother it is not very comfortable & I would have to say that it is more kid friendly rather than baby friendly.

WinCo Supermarket

10 Sep

 

1004 S Peach Ave, Fresno, CA 93727

2 out of 5 Stars

Pros:

  • Diaper changer in women’s bathroom.
  • Baby seats on some carts

Cons:

  • No diaper changer in the men’s bathroom
  • No nursing room
  • No “child’s” seat in the handicap bathroom for children who are old enough to walk & the doors do not go all the way down so your child is free to peek at people in the next stall or try to crawl out.

Personal Experience:

It SUCKS if you’re by yourself & have to use the restroom. The toilets flush very LOUD & echo so your little one may seek comfort in your arms. The plus side of this is that you can master using the bathroom with one hand while carrying a kid in the other trying to avoid touching anything in the bathrooms! ; P

As I’m sure every parent knows already, you really have to plan your trip to the supermarket carefully. You either have to keep it short or time it PERFECTLY between their naps & feeding times-Dont forget travel tiiiime! : )

In fairness to the “child” seat, I’ve only seen this at one business EVER & now that my son wants to go everywhere I sooo appreciate them!! : D