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Malaysia Airlines Bans Babies in First Class

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    thanka2, I agree with you completely. I was in the baby changing room in Alexandra House (near Starbucks) the other day and the changing table was affixed to the wall at such a ridiculously low level that the average person would have to kneel on the floor to change the baby's diaper!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyC View Post
    thanka2, I agree with you completely. I was in the baby changing room in Alexandra House (near Starbucks) the other day and the changing table was affixed to the wall at such a ridiculously low level that the average person would have to kneel on the floor to change the baby's diaper!?
    That's funny but sad.

    Where we live there simply aren't changing tables--anywhere. So, we're experts at changing baby in lots of interesting positions including balanced on our own lap! I'm so used to it that when we go back to the States this summer I might die of shock when I see changing tables in every restaurants, accessibility ramps on every public building (required BY LAW) and baby high chairs at every restaurant. :)
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    To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory.
    She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon.”

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    I think businesses have the right to position themselves as "child-friendly" or as "grown-ups" only and consumers can make the choice. Just to throw in a different opinion here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie View Post
    I think businesses have the right to position themselves as "child-friendly" or as "grown-ups" only and consumers can make the choice. Just to throw in a different opinion here.
    That works when there is actually a choice to be made but it can cross over into a type of discrimination (such as businesses positioning themselves as "Chinese-only" or "female-only" etc.). When it comes to airlines sometimes there is a choice and at other times there is not. Same thing with restaurants. Yes, it is the choice of the business at this point but where is the line on rights of consumers as well? Is it the right of others to discriminate against me because I have children or others because they do not have children? It's really entering a grey area and I think eventually it will be legislated.
    “Many women have described their experiences of childbirth as being associated with a
    spiritual uplifting, the power of which they have never previously been aware …
    To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory.
    She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon.”

    ~ Grantly Dick-Read (Childbirth Without Fear)

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    JMW, boy, born November 29, 2007, 9:43 pm, USA
    MJW, girl, born March 17, 2011, 4:14 pm, HK

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    There is always a choice with restaurants. And the airline is not banning all kids, just have different sections. I don't believe legislation is any better than demand/supply in this situation (and many others in my view)
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    With restaurants that don't admit kids, you will find that often they will (agree to) put you in their private room if you have kids with you. Works out great for all :)

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    an update for this old topic : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19728508

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