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quiet areas for baby?

Post by EHyde » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:23 pm

Hi, I'll be bringing my 9mo daughter to AB this year (not her first con--we went to Arisia in January) and wondered if anyone had any suggestions for quiet areas inside the convention center we could go to take a break (and also to feed her) during the day? I'd rather not go through the line multiple times if we can avoid it. Also, does anyone happen to know if the convention center bathrooms have changing tables?

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Re: quiet areas for baby?

Post by Fetch » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:37 pm

At very least, you can try the Parent's Lounge (Hynes 111) for some quiet.

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Re: quiet areas for baby?

Post by Aurabolt » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:34 am

I believe most of the bathrooms in the Hynes have changing tables. There are also the family bathrooms on each floor that I know definitely do have changing tables.

Quiet areas...believe it or not the Video Rooms. You might hear some crowd reactions (more so if you're watching a comedy or something with alot of action scene) and sometimes they are air conditions. Oh and of course, the room is darkened. Could make for a nice break for feeding regardless of method. Noise from the Anime shouldn't be a problem if you're not looking for someplace for the baby to nap. In that case, the Parents Lounge might be a good idea.

That aside, the 3rd floor hallways have reduced sound because of the carpeting. Also, the 1st floor hallway facing Boylston St. is pretty quiet the whole weekend. It's like the unofficial cooldown area from what I've noticed. Some folks go there to unwind for a spell plus unlike the 3rd floor there are benches.

As for going in and out of the Hynes, there is a bag check on the ground floor across from the Dealer's Room.They can store your things for $1 for up to the whole day. Just an idea.
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Re: quiet areas for baby?

Post by Lamron » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:31 pm

The manga library is pretty quiet

The Sheraton areas (where the screenings are)

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Re: quiet areas for baby?

Post by lordofvt » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:32 am

We have also added a new "Quite Room" in Olmstead located on the 5th of the Sheraton. Past the 2 panel and 1 video rooms on the right. Feel free to hang out there for a quiet space.
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