I have a question for anyone who has used the baby care center at DL. I just started going to the park regularly this March with my 4 year old daughter and infant son. We are often not accompanied by my husband but I find it really easy to get around at DLR with the two of them so we go once or twice a month.
When my son was smaller I just nursed him discreetly in various locations in the park without a problem. I had heard about the baby care centers but never used one until last month. I was in DCA and decided to stop at the baby care center to check it out. I sat in a comfortable chair behind a curtain while my daughter sat on the other side reading one of the books from the shelf in the front parlor. The CMs there were polite and friendly. I returned in early June with my husband. I used the baby center in DCA again and used the care center in DL for the first time. I was alone with my son as my daugther and husband were waiting for a ride in Tomorrowland. The room to nurse in was a tiny section of the room that was walled off at an angle. You sat in a chair facing the corner. Not as comfortable but nice to sit in a quiet cool room with my 9 month old son who now gets easily distracted during nursing.
We returned, without my husband, this past Tuesday. This is when I had a problem at the DL baby center. I was told I couldn't bring my daughter into the nursing room with me. I also couldn't leave her unattended in the main room. I was told I could nurse in the main room but when I looked for a place to sit, there was only kid sized furniture and one really uncomfortable bench. When I remarked upon this she said that the area was for kids and I could move when kids came in to use the area. The only other place to sit was the feeding area. These chairs were not like the simple wood chairs in the DCA baby center. They were wrought iron cafe chairs that made the cafe chairs in the park look like easy chairs. I changed my son but decided after another look at my uncomfortable options to go out into the park to nurse him. It was so crowded I couldn't find a place to sit that was not out in the hot sun. I wound up nursing him in a bathroom stall. It was cool and a much more comfortable seat.
Not sure if there are many nursing Moms on MiceChat but let me know what you think I should do. My husband suggested writing to the powers that be but I don't know who that is. In about 3 months (basically when my AP is not blacked out again) it wont matter as I intend to wean him at 12 months. I guess there aren't many Moms who would venture to DL with a baby and a preschooler. No one in the baby center seemed to care that I was having a problem. They weren't mean but not very friendly either.
Should I complain to someone or just let it go?