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

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.

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

There are two family restrooms in the shopping center’sthird-floor Family Lounge, but for luxury digs, head to the Women’sLounge on Nordstrom’s fourth floor. Plush, jewel-toned seating,vibrant artwork and the well-appointed Mothers’ Room make fordestination diapering.


835 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Purple-striped walls, scalloped pink mirrors and elegantvanities make the upstairs women’s room a darling place to changeyour own little baby doll. Bonus for the big kids: doll hangerskeep your American Girls clean and safe.

American Girl Place

2630 W. Bradley Place, Chicago

Soak up the tropical vacation vibe while changing yourtadpole on the built-in changing table that’s big enough for two.Or, bring one of the extra changing pads into a private, departmentstore-style dressing room. Buckets are filled to the brim withcomplimentary size 3s.

Goldfish Swim School

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Space-age style and exhibit display cases make theseaward-winning facilities on the museum’s ground level feel like anextension of the museum. Changing stalls provide privacy, and totareas are outfitted with teeny toilets for the training set. Anearby Nanny Caddy vending machine sells diapers, wipes, evenpacifiers.

The Field Museum

10000 W. O’Hare Ave., Chicago

Take advantage one of the airport’s 23 family restrooms,located throughout the three domestic terminals. They’re roomyenough to fit your family, your stroller and your carry-on. Parentperk: The Travelers’ Aid office in Terminal 2 can supply you withemergency diapers and wipes.

O’Hare International Airport

1846 W. Division St., Chicago

This Wicker Park hotspot features farm-to-table fare, akiller wine list and changing tables in both the uber-swankywomen’s and men’s restrooms. Moms, go ahead and savor those lastfew sips of pinot while Daddy does the dirty work.


750 E. Boughton Road,Bolingbrook

With a comfy armchair, animal art and a miniature tableand chairs, you and your tot will feel right at home inside thecozy family loo, located near the restaurant. There’s a diaperdispenser, but signs encourage parents in a pinch to pick up a freediaper kit in the supervised play area.


2171 Northbrook Court, Northbrook

There are three fancy-pants family restrooms inside thisNorth Shore mall: one is a pink paradise, the others areearth-toned oases. And where else can you change a diapersandwiched between Burberry and Louis Vuitton?

Northbrook Court

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 asthe old one did, and every single one is equipped with a changingstation. There are also 14 family restrooms for all you Jay Cutlerand Kristin Cavallari wannabes.

Soldier Field

1419 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago

Tiny shoppers in need of a quick change should headstraight to the store’s Feeding Room, located next to the babyregistry desk. With its warm lighting and handsome furniture, thisspot is a welcome refuge from the Clybourn Corridor’sbustle.

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