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Survey finds baby facilities lacking

BARELY a quarter of Shanghai’s shopping malls, department stores and parks have dedicated spaces where babies can be fed and changed, a survey has found.

A research by a diaper company found that some stores efforts to provide facilities for babies stretch only as far as installing a diaper changing table in a restroom.

The manufacturer checked facilities in 770 department stores, malls and parks in 15 Chinese cities, including Shanghai, and found only 169 Ñ 22 percent Ñ had baby feeding room.

In Shanghai, the picture was little better, with a room for feeding and changing babies found in 26 percent of the 154 places checked.

City parks came out worst, with none of the 16 in the survey offering this facility.

New mothers interviewed for the survey said the lack of facilities was very inconvenient.

Many said they felt awkward having to feed their baby in a restroom or change a diaper in public.



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