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Parents' room palaver as dad is told to take baby to men's bathroom

An Auckland dad was left shocked when he was told to leave a Westfield mall’s parents’ room while trying to feed his daughter.

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Josh Anderson’s daughter Vienna needing feeding, but was told he should visit the men’s bathroom instead. Source: Seven Sharp

A parents’ room is a place in most shopping malls where parents can go to feed and change their children in privacy.

That was where Josh Anderson was heading in while out shopping in Manuaku, South Auckland, with his five-month-old daughter recently.

Josh assumed since it was sign-posted as a parents’ room that all carers would be allowed in.

However, he was in for a bit of a shock when he encountered another parent inside.

Josh was told men weren’t welcome and he was told to take his daughter to the mens’ bathroom instead.

Westfield says its parents' rooms are for all parents, carers and guardians. 

Watch Josh’s full story above.