This is a great opportunity to win a Babymel changing bag and nominate one a good nappy changing facility in the Baby Changing Room Awards. Five years after launching the first Baby Changing Room Awards and sponsoring the National Childbirth Trust Baby Change App, Britain’s leading nappy cream brand Sudocrem is once again pioneering the way with a new category to recognise the importance of Changing Places toilets for disabled children.
There are 800,000 disabled children in the UK but only 1058 Changing Places toilets to meet their needs. This means that parents like Laura Rutherford, whose son Brody, 5, suffers from GDD, epilepsy, hypermobility and hypotonia, is forced to change her son on a toilet floor. “Life beyond a baby changing table when your child is doubly incontinent means constant exclusions when you go out as a family. It’s heart breaking for us as parents and this is an issue that will sadly become harder and harder as he grows up. He is different not less. Time for change.”
Since 2012, Sudocrem has campaigned for change with an award scheme to recognise the importance of good nappy changing facilities. Past winners have included Mothercare, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and the National Museums of Scotland. There are three categories for this year’s award scheme:
- Baby Changing Room of the Year
- Dad’s Changing Rooms
- Changing Places Toilet (in association with PAMIS)
Jenny Miller CEO of PAMIS explains, “We are thrilled that Sudocrem have recognized the needs of children with complex needs as they grow too large for baby changing facilities. Children and young people who require these facilities are often prevented from taking part in their communities by the simple things that we take for granted. In 2007 we cofounded the Changing Places Consortium and campaign to develop accessible facilities for the most disabled people in the UK. The Sudocrem award scheme is a great idea and we’re confident it’s going to make a big difference!
What do I win?
Babymel’s perfectly organised changing bag, featuring two of everything! The Frankie Tweed Changing Bag, worth £58. Two outer side pockets – two handy front pockets with magnetic closures and two large interior pockets for easy access. All finished with attractive tan detail trim on the outside and heart and dot print wipe clean linings on the inside, the Frankie is as stylish as it is practical.
How do I win?
All you need to do is nominate a changing room for the award and be in with a chance of winning a Babymel Frankie Tweed Changing Bag. Fill out the competition entry form below to enter the competition:
Competition closes on 31st March 2018.