What’s wrong with The Curve management?

Sunday, January 14, 2007 1:02 am at 1:02 am 7 comments

After close to 2 years of operations, Curve management finally decided to set up a baby room which is located near their children’s shops. It was such a relief when it opened which meant that we wasted less time bringing Braedyn over to Ikea/Ikano whenever he needed a nappy change.

Recently though, some smart alec in management decided to make the baby room a “no-daddy zone”. Great for lazy dads eh? Obviously they have had some complaints that perverted dads, while changing their baby’s diaper, decided to make their trip into the baby room worthwhile by taking a peek into the nursing cubicles as well! So instead of making the nursing cubicles more secure (instead of some flimsy curtains and a 1/2 height swing door right now) , they decide to get to the root of the problem and BAN grown men from the baby room.

Good move but I have a slight problem with that. You see, whenever wifey and I change Braedyn’s nappies, we always ask God to grant us each an additional pair of hands (2 pairs each would be even better but I won’t be greedy). Right now we have 4 hands and if we use one each to anchor Braedyn’s arms and legs, there’ll be nothing left to get the nappy changed!! If we let go of just 1 hand, he goes flying to the next changing table or if he’s lucky, the floor. How is wifey going to cope alone?

So nowadays, EACH AND EVERY TIME I visit the baby room, I will have to voice my displeasure to the lady guard in attendance (sorry lah makcik, your boss really has no otak lah) who will then escort me, wifey and Braedyn into the baby room and STAY there till we are done. Ah…..the simple pleasures in life. Next time, I must remember to get her to offer her hands since she’s already standing so close to me. Like that, we can get the changing done more quickly and I’ll be out in a jiffy.


Entry filed under: About Braedyn, babykhong, Daddy's Corner, General.

Braedyn abusing himself! Mr “I must be very MAN in front of the missus”

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Angeleyes  |  Sunday, January 14, 2007 2:13 am at 2:13 am

    yeah, I saw used that beautiful baby room during my last visit to Curve about 2 months back. They are a bit ku-ku, the changing station is without safety belt and that stupid curtain for the nursing cubicle really a job done by a no brainer…. I did not see the notice that men are not allowed in and asked my dad to help me restraint Darrius and the guard came in and told my dad to leave but so happened there was another man next to me changing his baby and he argued with the guard that his wife is not around… so who going to change for his baby? Funny thing is, they actually have a guard counter just right opposite the room! What a weird place!
    The guard station is probably there to prevent any untoward incidents in the baby room. Guess they are very paranoid since the murder at Ovo.

  • 2. shoppingmum and kids  |  Sunday, January 14, 2007 11:33 am at 11:33 am

    oh, i prefer not to have men in the baby room, because I’m bf mah….

  • 3. sasha  |  Sunday, January 14, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm

    yah i noticed also and i wish they let my hubby in cos i need himto help distract J from moving when i change him! Not only Curve, Metrojaya MV also like dat! And why all these perverted daddy wanna see other ‘s nen nen..go home and see own wife’s one la..if not enuff go home see own mother’s wan la…make other’s life so difficult!

    I think the senior management at Curve and Metrojaya are all perverts then because the only reason why they assume that all men want to look at other people’s nen nen is because they themselves would do the same too!!!

    Either that or they think ALL women are very capable of handling their own babies. Maybe they are all male chauvinist pigs who haven’t even changed a single nappy in the entire lives and think it is kacang putih to change one.

  • 4. Another Mum  |  Monday, January 15, 2007 12:55 am at 12:55 am

    Aiya….can always change on the stroller so no need to fret.
    Change on the stroller? This is something new. Our little boy is 14 months old and has just learnt how to move around, and move around he will despite us giving him verbal warnings and “do it and I will kill you” looks.

    I guess we could always park the stroller outside the toilet, change him in the stroller, probably leave some poo stains in and around the stroller while we are at it, then rush into the toilet to dispose of the baby diaper, wash hands, and back out again.

  • 5. Another Mum  |  Monday, January 15, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm

    OIC, he has not been potty trained yet for poo poo. We change our kid’s diaper on the stroller and give him something to distract him because he is a very active 18-month toddler.

  • 6. Nadia  |  Monday, January 15, 2007 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm

    What in the world???? That is such an inconvenience! I mean, dads do change diapers for their kids too, y’know? Real dumb morons! And I don’t get it why one needs to look at another woman’s breasts, when one can go surf the net or look at his own wife’s?!!! Seriously, and stooopid management should secure the cubile(s) for moms who bf their babieslah, instead of shutting the daddies out. Takde otak ke?
    Perhaps the dads are looking at how cute the babies are compared to their own!!!

  • 7. laundryamah  |  Tuesday, January 16, 2007 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm

    in australia the baby changing rooms are called Parents room instead of baby changing room, meaning both or either mom or dad are allowed in. why can’t we learn from that?? can’t they make another room for breastfeeding? strange cos in australia there isn’t like a breastfeeding area, i guess they are open enough to breastfeed everywhere lor…


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