Celebrating Changing Rooms for Everyone


Five years after launching the first Baby Changing Room Awards and sponsoring the
National Childbirth Trust Baby Change App, Britain’s leading nappy cream brand
Sudocrem is once again pioneering the way with a new category to recognise the
importance of Changing Places toilets for disabled children.

There are 800,000 disabled children in the UK but only 1058 Changing Places toilets to meet their needs. This means that parents like Laura Rutherford, whose son Brody, 5, suffers from GDD, epilepsy, hypermobility and hypotonia, is forced to change her son on a toilet floor.

“Life beyond a baby changing table when your child is doubly incontinent means constant exclusions when you go out as a family. It’s heart breaking for us as parents and this is an issue that will sadly become harder and harder as he grows up. He is different not less. Time for change.

Since 2012, Sudocrem has campaigned for change with an award scheme to recognise the importance of good nappy changing facilities. Past winners have included Mothercare, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and the National Museums of Scotland.

From day one, we wanted to show that baby changing rooms are important and often over-looked. We’re proud that our campaign has been recognised and won the OTC Marketing Award 2017. Now we’re ready to tackle the issue of facilities for disabled children by working with the charity PAMIS (Promoting A More Inclusive Society) to highlight the Changing Places facilities that organisations such as Arsenal Football Club have put in to make a difference to a wider range of people. It’s all about inspiring people by setting a good example.

There are three categories for this year’s award scheme:

  • Baby Changing Room of the Year
  • Dad’s Changing Room
  • Changing Places Toilet (in association with PAMIS)

Jenny Miller CEO of PAMIS explains, “We are thrilled that Sudocrem have recognized the needs of children with complex needs as they grow too large for baby changing facilities. Children and young people who require these facilities are often prevented from taking part in their communities by the simple things that we take for granted. In 2007 we cofounded the Changing Places Consortium and campaign to develop accessible facilities for the most disabled people in the UK. The Sudocrem award scheme is a great idea and we’re confident it’s going to make a big difference!”

If you would like to nominate a changing room for the award, then let us know which changing room, why you want to nominate it and preferably include a photo on Facebook via the Sudocrem website www.sudocrem.co.uk/social-hub or by
emailing competitions@satellitepr.com.

Entries will be judged by the NCT, PAMIS and Sudocrem. The closing date for entries is 26th March 2018 and the winners will be announced by the 9th March 2018.

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31 thoughts on “Celebrating Changing Rooms for Everyone

  1. Diana says:

    john lewis, they are great

  2. Natalie Crossan says:

    John lewis because they’re always quiet and clean x

  3. Tee Simpson says:

    I voted for my local odeon because its clean and spacious and smells nice

  4. Catherine Barton says:

    Coedydinas in Welshpool….. Clean, fresh, plenty of space to move

  5. Kelly Knowles says:

    All done, voted for John Lewis for affordable quality

  6. carol boffey says:

    i voted for john lewis

  7. Viv C says:

    john lewis – they do so well with their change rooms/feeding spaces

  8. Ana Nowell says:

    I voted for m&so near me as they also have quiet comfy breastfeeding area as well as large and clean changing facilities

  9. Katie Skeoch says:

    John Lewis in Glasgow, immaculate condition and a comfy feeding chair

  10. Thomas Buchanan says:

    i voted for john lewis because their facilities are the best

  11. amanda w says:

    i voted for a play centre local to me! i

  12. katrina walsh says:

    John lewis as its always kept nice and never feels dirty

  13. Liam Bishop says:

    John Lewis in Milton Keynes is excellent, it’s really big and there is a whole section for breastfeeding and general sorting out of kids which is a help!

  14. Samantha Mann says:

    I voted in the Changing Places award.. and nominated /voted for Alton towers. I know how much their changing places room as helped my friends family… they bought annual pass because of them knowing they can go somewhere on a family day out without worrying where they can change their son.

  15. ZARA says:

    I voted for John Lewis as there’s so much space and the facilities are always clean! 🙂

  16. Adrian Bold says:

    I voted for John Lewis for their facilities and cleanliness.

  17. Jane Davies says:

    I voted for John Lewis, because not only are their facilities always clean, they’re also very roomy, which is ideal when you have a pram and a toddler with you as well as the baby.

  18. Karen Barrett says:

    The Belmont Bull, Bolton. Privately owned pub, very clean toilets, substantial changing table, free nappies, antibac, disposable bags and wipes, well thought out

  19. Hali Kinson says:

    Debenhams always clean

  20. sarah m says:

    I voted for my local mothercare because the changing facilities are really spacious and very well maintained!

  21. zoe brown says:

    marks and spencer guildford clean and good facilities

  22. leanne weir says:

    I voted for John Lewis because I like their facilities the best

  23. Dean T says:

    Bullring centre, it is clean and pleasant cant argue with that

  24. Judy Kennedy says:

    John Lewis

  25. Jen Schofield says:

    John Lewis because they are always clean.

  26. This would be seriously useful around now!

  27. Ren Taylor says:

    John Lewis Baby changing room of the year

  28. amanda walsh says:

    I voted for my local Mothercare as their facilities are always sparkling, smell fresh and have big enough spaces for large sizes families

  29. Tracy Nixon says:

    I voted for John Lewis because the rooms are cleaned regularly and they have a separate toilet large enough for a buggy or another toddler/child.

  30. Solange says:

    I voted for John Lewis in the Baby Changing Room of the Year because it’s always clean and has a separate toilet large enough for a buggy, often with a changing unit in it too.

  31. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Best CHANGING room AWARD
    Lots of room easy accessible and never a queue
    Always clean and tidy

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