Whether you’re shopping with the stroller in tow or spending the morning at a museum with your young ones, it’s helpful to know where you can change baby’s diapers, breastfeed or just rest your feet for a bit. We searched high and low for the area’s best family restrooms—even a few with swanky lounges for Mom. Make a note for the next time you’re at these local hot spots.
The Swedish furniture store caters to families in just about every way: a family parking lot reserved for parents with strollers, changing tables in both the men’s and women’s restrooms, a play area where attendants can watch your kids for an hour and a play area for children at the cafe (which also has baby food, complimentary bibs and plastic silverware for the little ones). Don’t fret if you forget to pack diapers or wet wipes—the family restrooms are stocked with the essentials at no charge, plus a spacious couch if you need a breather from the IKEA maze.
7171 Ikea Drive, Frisco // 1000 Ikea Way, Grand Prairie, 888/888-4532; ikea.com
NorthPark Center has two nursing rooms furnished with lounging chairs and three family restrooms with kid-friendly toilets and sinks on the first level near Breadwinners and Bookmarks. On the second level, head to the hallway between Auntie Anne’s and Ray-Ban to find three spacious family restrooms.
At Nordstrom, take the elevator up to the third floor to find a spacious women’s lounge and mother’s room inside the women’s restroom, furnished with two couches and four chairs and equipped with a changing table. A family restroom is right next door.
8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, 214/363-7441; northparkcenter.com
The Shops at Clearfork
The next time you’re perusing Kendra Scott or enjoying a sweet treat at Amorino and suddenly need a place to change baby’s diaper, make your way to Neiman Marcus. We love this location’s over-the-top conveniences, and their amenities for Mom are no exception. The nursing room on the second floor is furnished with a big comfy chair, hand-washing station and a cosmetic area. There is also a baby changing room between the men’s and women’s restrooms on the second floor, complete with a hand-washing station.
5200 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 817/738-3581; neimanmarcus.com
The Galleria has a changing station in the family restrooms on level three (next to the rainforest-themed play area) and level one near the ice rink. The ladies’ room on level three also has a changing station. And Nordstrom’s family room is definitely worth a visit—next to the third floor cafe, you’ll find a nursing room within the women’s lounge within the women’s restroom. The nursing room is furnished with a couch, two chairs, a diaper changing area and sinks. There are also changing stations in all the Nordstrom restrooms—men’s and women’s.
13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, 972/702-7100; galleriadallas.com
The Shops at Willow Bend
Three family restrooms are located throughout the Shops at Willow Bend: one on the second floor by Macy’s, and two on the first floor by Dillard’s and by the food court, each with two sinks and toilets within children’s reach. There are also family rooms by each restroom that open up into a mother’s lounge with a comfy couch, changing table and sink—the works! For a more luxurious respite, stroll through Neiman Marcus’ third floor to find a baby changing room and a separate women’s lounge with padded chairs and a makeup counter.
6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano, 972/202-4900; shopwillowbend.com
When your kiddos beg to ride the second-floor carousel, be sure to stop by the restroom located behind it, a destination in and of itself. Enjoy the private nursing room furnished with a rocking chair, footstool and wall art. A diaper changing room is also nearby, in addition to family restrooms with two sinks and toilets for the little ones. A nursing room, diaper changing room and family restroom is also located on the lower level near Bath and Body Works. Inside Nordstrom, you’ll find a women’s lounge with a nursing room on the second floor.
2601 Preston Road, Frisco, 972/668-6255; shopstonebriar.com
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Enjoy a day with your young ones gliding through interactive exhibits and cool gadgets at the Perot Museum. When you’re in need of a quiet retreat for nursing, head to one of three areas: the private area near the Paleo Lab in the T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall on level four, benches in the restroom near the Hoglund Foundation Theater on level one or the private area in the Moody Family Children’s Museum on the lower level. Additionally, there is a private restroom in the Children’s Museum. And all the men’s and women’s restrooms are equipped with changing tables.
2201 N. Field St., Dallas, 214/428-5555; perotmuseum.org
Kimbell Art Museum
Spend a Saturday discovering the Kimbell’s latest exhibit this summer, Monet (on display from June 16–September 15), and take advantage of the nursing room downstairs from the education classrooms in the Renzo Piano Pavilion. This private room for mothers is furnished with a comfortable armchair, sink and mini fridge for storing milk during your visit. Find a changing table in the same restroom (and in the adjacent men’s), or in the family restrooms upstairs.
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817/332-8451; kimbellart.org
Buy Buy Baby
Buy Buy Baby has everything you need when shopping for your little ones. From baby furniture, bedding and décor to baby monitors, clothing and accessories—this store has you covered! And, when you need to change baby’s diaper, head to the changing and feeding room, equipped with complimentary wipes and diaper cream. The store goes the extra mile to make sure you’re comfortable, as the room is also furnished with gliders and rockers, a sound machine, a nursing pillow, even a bassinet. The men’s restroom is also equipped with a changing table. Amenities vary by location.
Multiple locations; buybuybaby.com
This article originally ran in our Spring / Summer 2018 issue of Baby. Updates were made on May 9, 2019.