Baby Rooms, also known as Parents’ Room or Nursing Rooms are no longer a unique feature here in Kuala Lumpur. Most shopping malls are beginning to embrace the fact that such parenting facilities are now a necessity, in order to attract families. We’ve listed the top baby rooms and nursing rooms that you can find in major shopping malls within the Klang Valley so that you won’t have to break a sweat the next time you hit the shops with the little bub. We include malls such as IOI City Mall, KLCC, and Mid Valley.
Located at the Second Floor Oval at the new wing of the mall, the baby room here is vibrant, spacious and bright with plenty of space for strollers, a play area to entertain the older kids and a sofa for family members. It is well-equipped with a water dispenser, sinks, diaper changing stations and private nursing rooms. Considering the size of the mall and how popular it is with young families, expect high traffic here if you plan to use it on the weekends. Fortunately, a new Baby Room is in the pipeline over at the old wing of the mall. For a quick diaper change, diaper changing tables are available near the restrooms on most floors.
1 Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, +603 7710 8118, www.1utama.com.my
Aeon Department Store, an anchor tenant in a number of shopping malls including Mid Valley Megamall and 1 Utama Shopping Centre, provides a well-equipped baby changing area with private nursing rooms called ‘Feeding Rooms’ for ladies only. Usually located near the children’s section, these baby rooms are well-appointed with diaper changing stations, sinks and water dispenser. Some even comes equipped with children toilets for your mini people.
Aeon, various locations, 1-300-80-AEON (2366), www.aeonretail.com.my
Neighborhood mall, Atria Shopping Gallery, is popular with families and has a total of five baby rooms available on every level. The baby room on the third floor is the most appealing visually as its decorated with adorable animal characters. There is a ‘Milk Bar’ for nursing mothers and facilities include diaper changing stations, water dispenser, tissues, sinks and a seating area.
Atria Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, www.atria.com.my
Avenue K, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Center, has two Parents’ Rooms, one on the Mezzanine floor and another on Level 3. The rooms are large enough to fit strollers and are equipped with a curtained private nursing area, a diaper changing station, water dispenser as well as a sofa for waiting family members.
Avenue K Shopping Mall, 156 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2168 7888, www.avenuek.com.my
Open concept mall, CITTA Mall in Ara Damansara has two Parents’ Rooms, one on the First Floor, and another on the Second Floor. The air-conditioned rooms are spacious and equipped with diaper changing stations, private nursing rooms, sinks and child-friendly toilets. It also serves as a resting area for families seeking a cool respite from the sweltering heat.
Citta Mall, No 1 Jalan PJU 1A/48, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, +603 7662 5000, www.citta.com.my
Over at Great Eastern Mall on Jalan Ampang, there's a baby room conveniently located on the Ground Floor. Decorated with cheerful wallpaper and colorful curtains, there are four nursing rooms, two diaper stations, a sink, hand soap, tissues, a sofa as well as a toilet.
Great Eastern Mall, 303, Jalan Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, +603 4259 8090, www.greateasternmall.com.my
IOI City Mall in Putrajaya offers three nursing rooms located on the First Floor East and West Wing, as well as the Second Floor East Wing. The rooms are quite spacious and furnished with necessities including a private nursing area with curtains, sinks, diaper changing stations, hand soap and sofas for waiting family members.
IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, 62502, Putrajaya, +603 8328 8899, http://www.ioicitymall.com.my
All Isetan department stores in Suria KLCC, 1 Utama and The Gardens are equipped with a baby room, although their interior design may differ. The baby room in Isetan 1 Utama is located close to the children’s section and sports a wooden finish without the usual cartoon characters typically found in other baby rooms. The clean and functional space is fitted with diaper changing stations, nursing rooms, a sink , nd water dispenser. Some locations also provide a microwave.
Isetan, various locations, www.isetankl.com.my
The baby room at Metrojaya in Mid Valley Megamall is located near the children’s area on the Second Floor. The small room has two diaper changing stations and two sofas. As there are no partitions here for privacy, do remember to bring along your nursing cover. There is also a sink and hand soap available.
Metrojaya, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2283 3002, www.metrojaya.com.my
Popular shopping destination Mid Valley Megamall, provides a baby room on the Second Floor East Wing. The cheerful interior offers two private nursing rooms with curtains, along with two diaper changing stations, water dispenser, sinks and soap. Additionally, the mall also provides a fold-away diaper changing table in the disabled toilets or ladies toilet on all levels. If the baby room is fully occupied, shoppers can alternatively head to Aeon or Metrojaya to use the baby rooms there.
Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2938 3333, www.midvalley.com.my
This family-friendly mall in Petaling Jaya is spread out over six floors. Evidently aiming to attract young families, there are fully-equipped baby rooms on all floors, each with their own theme. The rooms come with full amenities such as water dispenser, diaper changing table, sink, hand soap and private nursing rooms.
Paradigm Mall, No.1, Jalan SS7/ 26A, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, +603 7801 1188, www.paradigmmall.com.my
An anchor tenant in major malls such as Suria KLCC, 1 Utama, Sunway Pyramid and more throughout Malaysia, Parkson provides a baby room in most of the newer malls, although the interior design may differ. Equipped with a sink, private nursing rooms, and a seating area, this is a good option if the baby rooms in the common mall areas are occupied.
Parkson, various locations, www.parkson.com.my
The baby rooms here are located on levels GF, LG1 and LG2. There is ample space for more than one family with facilities provided including diaper changing station, air purifier, water dispenser, sinks, baby wash, hand soap, hand sanitizer, baby wash and liquid cleanser. Their baby rooms are extremely well thought-out and generously equipped for the comfort of families. There is even a booster seat in the rooms on the lower ground for the active toddler.
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, +603 7494 3100, www.sunwaypyramid.com
A new mall in Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Velocity Mall is spread out over seven levels and four precincts. Baby rooms are available on five levels from Level B1 right up to the Fourth Floor. Located near the washrooms, the baby rooms are equipped with private nursing rooms, sink, hand soap, diaper changing stations and water dispenser.
Sunway Velocity Mall, Lingkaran SV, Sunway Velocity, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2786 3900, www.sunwayvelocitymall.com
A hot favorite among locals and tourists, Suria KLCC has just one Parents’ Room located near Maybank on the Concourse Level. Bright and spacious, there are three curtained private nursing rooms, a sink, water dispenser, diaper changing stations and a couple of armchairs. If it gets too crowded here on weekends, try your luck over at Isetan or Parkson.
Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2382 2828, www.suriaklcc.com.my
There are two baby rooms available at The Curve. The larger room situated on the Ground Floor at the Western Courtyard is spacious and colorful with a play area. The room is equipped with three diaper changing stations, four nursing rooms, sinks, water dispenser and seating area for family members. The second baby room located on the First Floor at the Kids Zone is smaller and equipped with two diaper changing stations and two nursing rooms, as well as sinks and water dispenser.
The Curve, No.6 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, +603 7710 6868, www.thecurve.com.my
The Gardens Mall has baby rooms available on the Lower Ground Floor, Ground Floor, and both wings of the Second Floor (near Isetan and Robinsons respectively), with some being larger than others. The baby rooms are decorated with the mall’s signature shade of green and have a curtained private nursing area, diaper station, sinks, seating area and water dispenser. Due to its location next to Mid Valley Megamall, it might be a good idea to use the baby rooms here as it might be less crowded.
The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2297 0288, http://thegardensmall.com.my
This new ‘mall in the park’ located in the neighborhood of Damansara Uptown will appeal to families as it comes equipped with baby rooms on most floors. There are currently two baby rooms located on each floor on the Ground Floor, Level 1 and Level 2. Each room has a sink, hand soap, diaper changing table, water dispenser, armchair and can only be occupied by one family at a time.
The Starling, 6, Jalan ss21/37, Damansara Uptown, 47400 Petaling Jaya, +603 7730 7000, www.thestarling.com.my