Glasgow Airport open's new baby room to help parents traveling with young kids

Glasgow Airport has opened a new baby room to help parents travelling with infants and young children.

Bosses say that the room, which is located in the airport’s Central Pier next to Gate 16, will offer parents a quiet space away from the hustle and bustle of airport life.

The space is decked out with features such as bottle warmers, changing stations, comfortable seating and a large TV showing children’s channels to help relax youngsters and parents alike. Artwork for the room was contributed by pupils from Dargavel Primary in Bishopton, St Charles Primary in Paisley and Newark Primary in Port Glasgow.

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Mum-of-three Tracey McCartney, Glasgow Airport’s Terminal Operations Manager, said: “I know from personal experience that going anywhere with an infant or small child can be challenging and that’s particularly true if you are travelling for a flight.

“The team here works incredibly hard to ensure all our passengers enjoy a safe and pleasant experience when travelling through the terminal and we wanted to create a Baby Room that would give parents a quiet space to help support them on their journey.

“We worked with the team from the Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership to ensure the Baby Room met all current guidance and are incredibly proud of the end result. I hope the new facility will make things that little bit easier for parents travelling with their little ones.”

Although the airport allows breastfeeding in the terminal, additional room has also been provided to support a range of feeding choices.

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Renfrewshire North and West MSP Natalie Don was invited to the airport to officially open the Baby Room. She said. “I was delighted to open Glasgow Airport’s new Baby Room, and to hear about the progress to create safe and inclusive environments for families.

“It is clear that a lot of consideration has went into the design of the Baby Room, ensuring that all of the necessities that parents may need access to when travelling, such as bottle warmers and televisions to keep children entertained, are available free of charge.

“Following the Airport joining the Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland scheme, I am also very pleased to see the introduction of a separate room for any mothers who may want to breastfeed their children in a private, quiet space.

“As a Mum of two young children myself, I know how daunting long journeys with kids can be. I am sure that the Baby Room will be a great support to families and I commend Glasgow Airport for taking these steps to create a truly inclusive environment for all their passengers.”

To find out more about the Baby Room and other support for families travelling. Visit the Glasgow Airport website.

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