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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

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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.

Starbucks

2 Oct

1/2 Star out of 5

Pros:

  • Drive thru-you don’t have to stay there.
  • There are a couple of items kids can have & some drinks can be modified w/out caffeine for kids.

Cons:

  • Nowhere to nurse-no nursing room & the chairs are uncomfortable.
  • NO changing tables
  • Not really room for you to park your stroller inside.
  • No high chairs

Personal Experience:

This review is from a subscriber; She noticed that there really isn’t a baby/kid friendly Starbucks. There doesn’t seem to be a changing table or high chairs at ANY of their billion locations.

It seems intentional to keep kids out; which is a growing trend of making places “Adults only”.

I personally almost never go to Starbucks, I’ve never been much a of a coffee drinker. Altho, I have wanted to down a few cups just to have the energy to get through the day of taking care of my son, but I figured the caffeine would go to him too & HE didn’t need more energy.

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

 

Golden Dragon

9 Sep

5235 E. Kings Canyon Road  Fresno, CA 93727

2 out of 5 Stars

Pros:

  • Have high chairs
  • Clean restaurant
  • All food is To-go

Cons:

  • No changing table & the tables only have chairs so if you need to change your baby’s diaper you may have to do that in your car if you drove.
  • No nursing area

Personal Experience:

The workers are very nice & accommodating. It is a small, local restaurant so I understand how hard it must be to add amenities like a changing table &/or nursing room. This place does not have a kids menu but have yet to eat at an oriental place that does. While I personally like this place, especially that they offer not just Chinese food but Vietnamese as well (mmm, pho) I’m afraid it’s not very baby friendly. On the plus side you can order any of their wide varied food to go.

*Warning to any nursing mothers, the chow mien is spicy so aware of that when ordering your dish.