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AIBU to think that 'Mummy's Room' is a little sexist and dated?

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MummyBuzz Sat 01-Oct-11 20:58:33

Was shopping with DH and DD this week when we visited a 'Mothercare World' store and I was frustrated to see that the changing facilities had a sign on the door saying 'Mummy's Room'!

I am usually such a laid back person and nothing bothers me but this has. My DH is an incredible dad and is more than happy to change/feed our DD as I am sure many other Dads are out there, but even he agreed that by having a sign on the door saying Mummy's Room it is a bit sexist and very dated. Didn't say anything to the staff in the store but beginning to wonder if I should have, not to complain but just to see if they'd consider changing their signage?! AIBU or just spending to much time and energy worrying about the trivial?!

squeakytoy Sat 01-Oct-11 21:00:00

Why not start at the top and get the name of the company changed too grin

MuthaInsuperior Sat 01-Oct-11 21:00:03

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Kayano Sat 01-Oct-11 21:01:01

Dude... The shop is called Mothercare wink

I can't say it bothers me but I can see why it bothers some

LorelaisMommy Sat 01-Oct-11 21:03:26

My DH was really put off by a sign like that when he went shopping with DD. He said he didn't know if there would be feeding cubicles or just open-plan boobs and felt really uncomfortable. He ended up changing DD in the back of the car as he wouldn't go in, and he's really confident!
Change it!!!!

marriedinwhite Sat 01-Oct-11 21:04:48

Oh dear, I don't know, I think I'm too old for this thread - since when could men breastfeed. ........And I really liked mothercare back in the day but I know you lot don't but 17 years or so ago the stuff was good quality, reasonably priced and the staff were helpful and you could pretty much always find something you needed. Mind you back then you could only get Fleece in France - it was awfully new and developed for ski-ing grin

squeakytoy Sat 01-Oct-11 21:06:48

Lorela, surely a confident man could approach a member of staff and check with them..

troisgarcons Sat 01-Oct-11 21:08:05


I dont know how I get through life without being permenantly insulted

Sue ... just sue

Make them change their name to Parent-Guardian-Care(r)s

DontGoCurly Sat 01-Oct-11 21:11:17

It's the random apostrophe that would have enraged me!

ScarahStratton Sat 01-Oct-11 21:12:59



Naahh. LITS.

AmazingBouncingFerret Sat 01-Oct-11 21:15:06

It's just a name. It's probably an old shop. Stores are having a hard time lately, people spending less, people shopping on internet. The money it would cost to change something like that is just not worth it... plus, there has probably been no complaints...

LindyHemming Sat 01-Oct-11 21:16:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MummyBuzz Sat 01-Oct-11 21:19:04

I appreciate the shop is called mothercare but they could at least update their facilities.

LorelaisMommy thank you for trying to see my point and not shooting me down in flames like the rest of the incredibly rude people on here.

Marriedinwhite thanks for the sarcasm, and no my DH doesn't breastfeed our DD (shock horror we FF our daughter - worst parents ever!) but if he is out with her in public it's nice for him to have somewhere to go and bottle feed her.

I don't know why I bothered posting to be honest.

freddy05 Sat 01-Oct-11 21:21:56

At our mothercare they have a mummys room which is for feeding babies and changing them if they need but there are changing facilities in both the ladies and gents toilets.

I always assume the mummys room will be full of boobs and use the toilet changing instead. Never really thought they should change the name of the room though unless they call it the breastfeeding room but where would that leave people who bottle feed?

AmazingBouncingFerret Sat 01-Oct-11 21:22:35

MummyBuzz but he can use that room! There is nothing stopping him. It's just an outdated name that has never been thought to be replaced. I can guarantee you that no member of mothercare staff would throw him out of such a room!

squeakytoy Sat 01-Oct-11 21:24:51

I don't know why I bothered posting to be honest

Did you post on the wrong part of the board? This is AIBU, which means we are allowed to say you are being unreasonable.. and so far, I dont see anyone being incredibly rude, so get off your high horse...

marriedinwhite Sat 01-Oct-11 21:25:55

Sorry OP it wasn't meant as sarcasm just an innocent observation.

Maryz Sat 01-Oct-11 21:27:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AmazingBouncingFerret Sat 01-Oct-11 21:31:24

marriedinwhite, dont worry I saw no sarcasm in your comment!

ScarahStratton Sat 01-Oct-11 21:34:26



<runs away, biting tongue>

Blimey, someone's looking for a bunfight. hmm

BatsUpMeNightie Sat 01-Oct-11 21:35:39

You were frustrated? It got to you that badly and now you want the Gender Police to come and take it away?

Is everything in life sour for you? I feel a bit sorry for you tbh and you are definitely BVU!

ScarahStratton Sat 01-Oct-11 21:36:06

<links arms with Apocalypse>

We shall watch only, non?

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 01-Oct-11 21:36:22

Is Netmums closed

Yes Sarah, we shall gawp

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