Top 10 spots to change a diaper in Chicago

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

 

Nordstrom

The Shops at Northbridge, 520 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago

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 destination diapering.

 

American Girl Place

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.

 

Goldfish Swim School

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.

 

The Field Museum

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 pacifiers.

 

O’Hare International Airport

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.

 

Prasino

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.

 

IKEA

750 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook

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.

 

Northbrook Court

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?

 

Soldier Field

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

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.

 

Buy Buy Baby

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 bustle.

 
 
 







 
 
 
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