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Glasgow Airport delivers the Baby Room

Glasgow Airport welcomed the arrival of the new dedicated Baby Room to help parents travelling with infants and young children.

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Situated in the airport’s Central Pier next to Gate 16, the bespoke room will be a haven for parents travelling with little ones.

The Baby Room will offer a quiet space for parents and includes bottle warmers, changing stations, comfortable seating and a large TV showing children’s channels.

Although Glasgow Airport is a proud signatory to the Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland Scheme and welcomes and supports all feeding choices across the terminal, a separate space within the new facility has been created for anyone who wishes to use it.

The airport recently became part of the Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland Scheme with the support of Christopher Scott and Shona Rae from the Physical Activity and Nutrition team at Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership. Chris and Shona also advised on the correct equipment for the new room.

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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.”

To add to the Baby Room’s welcoming ambience, its walls showcase artwork generously contributed by three local schools - Dargavel Primary in Bishopton, St Charles Primary in Paisley and Newark Primary in Port Glasgow.

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.

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“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 through Glasgow Airport, visit: www.glasgowairport.com

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