I am not going to state the obvious here and list down all the lamentable qualities of the Manila Domestic Airport. When it comes to basic government services and infrastructures, it’s really best to lower one’s expectations so that when the bare minimum is complied with we can walk away happy 😛 The relationship we have with our government and the services they ought to provide is akin to a boyfriend who’s just dedma and then out of the blue surprises you with a single-stemmed rose. Diba ang haba lang ng hair mo?
So on our trip to Bellarocca, I really dreaded waiting in the pre-departure area of the Manila Domestic airport but then I saw these….
Aba! Aba! Aba! I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Manila Domestic Airport has a Kiddie Lounge and a Breastfeeding Area! Given that families are staple travelers and frequent flyers, these areas are (to quote the kids) “full of win!”
I didn’t care that the Kiddie Traveler Lounge was spartan.
There was a cute playhouse there that kept DW preoccupied. The toys however are old and are in need of a good scrub 😛 I can almost see OCMominManila freaking out and giving the toys a good scrubbing.
The floor was covered with a thick padded mat and the walls had these rubber puzzle pieces.
I went next door and checked out the Breastfeeding lounge.
The room had its own air conditioning unit and several comfy couches and chairs for moms and babes to hang out in. I see this as a room that you can use to change your baby’s nappies as well. When I went to the room no one was using it so the lights were all turned off. I however have never used a breastfeeding room, we do have something similar in our office and it has a small sink, refrigerator and comfy chairs. So, breastfeeding mommies, is the breastfeeding lounge at the airport up to par?
These rooms are in desperate need of an update but you know what I’ll take them. The terminal had a facelift and is actually pretty good looking now. They didn’t have to do these two rooms but they did. Maybe the terminal fees can go to new toys and books for the kiddie traveler lounge? Anyway DW and I are thankful 🙂