If you've ever changed your baby in conditions even
nastier than the dirty diaper you're dealing with, then keep this
list handy in your diaper bag. Here are 10 spots that are tops for
handling baby's bottom.
- Liz Lekas Kozak
The Shops at Northbridge, 520 N. Michigan Ave.,
There are two family restrooms in the shopping center's
third-floor Family Lounge, but for luxury digs, head to the Women's
Lounge on Nordstrom's fourth floor. Plush, jewel-toned seating,
vibrant artwork and the well-appointed Mothers' Room make for
835 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Purple-striped walls, scalloped pink mirrors and elegant
vanities make the upstairs women's room a darling place to change
your own little baby doll. Bonus for the big kids: doll hangers
keep your American Girls clean and safe.
2630 W. Bradley Place, Chicago
Soak up the tropical vacation vibe while changing your
tadpole on the built-in changing table that's big enough for two.
Or, bring one of the extra changing pads into a private, department
store-style dressing room. Buckets are filled to the brim with
complimentary size 3s.
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Space-age style and exhibit display cases make these
award-winning facilities on the museum's ground level feel like an
extension of the museum. Changing stalls provide privacy, and tot
areas are outfitted with teeny toilets for the training set. A
nearby Nanny Caddy vending machine sells diapers, wipes, even
10000 W. O'Hare Ave., Chicago
Take advantage one of the airport's 23 family restrooms,
located throughout the three domestic terminals. They're roomy
enough to fit your family, your stroller and your carry-on. Parent
perk: The Travelers' Aid office in Terminal 2 can supply you with
emergency diapers and wipes.
1846 W. Division St., Chicago
This Wicker Park hotspot features farm-to-table fare, a
killer wine list and changing tables in both the uber-swanky
women's and men's restrooms. Moms, go ahead and savor those last
few sips of pinot while Daddy does the dirty work.
750 E. Boughton Road,
With a comfy armchair, animal art and a miniature table
and chairs, you and your tot will feel right at home inside the
cozy family loo, located near the restaurant. There's a diaper
dispenser, but signs encourage parents in a pinch to pick up a free
diaper kit in the supervised play area.
2171 Northbrook Court, Northbrook
There are three fancy-pants family restrooms inside this
North Shore mall: one is a pink paradise, the others are
earth-toned oases. And where else can you change a diaper
sandwiched between Burberry and Louis Vuitton?
A parent must have designed the stadium's overhaul,
because the new version boasts almost twice as many restrooms as
the old one did, and every single one is equipped with a changing
station. There are also 14 family restrooms for all you Jay Cutler
and Kristin Cavallari wannabes.
1419 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago
Tiny shoppers in need of a quick change should head
straight to the store's Feeding Room, located next to the baby
registry desk. With its warm lighting and handsome furniture, this
spot is a welcome refuge from the Clybourn Corridor's