baby friendly? no, grazie!

November 7, 2007 at 2:09 pm Leave a comment

On Saturday morning we decided to go and have a look at the new food hall on the 7th floor at “La Rinascente” (which is basically the only department store in Milan).

It does look great.  It reminds me a bit of the 5th floor at Harvey Nicks (in London) …although it’s possibly smaller.

There’s a restaurant, coffee bar, chocolate (Valrhona) corner, juice bar, sushi bar, sandwich bar and a mozzarella bar. Plus you can buy some fine teas, biscuits, ham, cheeses, sauces etc.

So why am I telling you this?

Because it sounds like a good place to go for a quick lunch, a mid morning coffee, a nice stop while shopping in the center of town… BUT it’s not baby friendly!

They refurbished possibly 10 restrooms and there is not even a changing table…. and of course not a high chair in sight!

Italian business owners are a bit short-sighted; they still don’t understand how mums with babies are nowadays great customers. We are used to going out-  lunch&dine, earn&spend.  Why should we have to miss all these opportunities after having a baby?

Unfortunately in Milan, babies are only truly welcomed (with appropriate space and equipment) in very few places, and I am determined to discover them all in the very near future!

-Michela in Milan

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