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Taiwan with Toddler

Vacation with toddler? To Taiwan?? Challenge accepted!

We made it on 14-22 Oct, our first overseas vacation with our 13 month old!

Excited to go on her first trip overseas!

We took a Malindo Air flight which took about 4.5 hours to reach Taoyuan International Airport. Highly not recommended as they messed up our flight booking and we had to sit separately from my parents even though we paid for our seats and checked in super early!

Taiwan is super breastfeeding friendly. There are nursing rooms everywhere (well, most places), even in farms. I’ve used them in the airport, Sun Moon Lake, some private farm which I forgot its name, and museums.

Some pictures of the nursing rooms I’ve used. Most of them are very well equipped, with water dispenser, changing area and all.

Some places in Taiwan, however, are not very toddler friendly. While most places provide high chairs and kid friendly utensils, some places don’t and T had to just sit on a normal adult chair and eat with my chopsticks/spoon.

She had adult food most of the time too. I try not to give her anything too salty, though.

Taiwan also has a good selection of non dairy milk, like oatmilk and rice milk, which I could give T as she’s allergic to cow’s milk.

T loved the animals most in Taiwan. I guess the highlight of the trip for her was meeting all the dogs everywhere (Taiwan is super dog friendly, people bring their dogs everywhere!) and meeting the animals in the farms that we visited, especially the sheep and goats!

Overall, we loved Taiwan but the trip was too short to enjoy everything! Plus it’s super tiring bringing along a hyperactive toddler who was cranky at times. It’s quite difficult not knowing how to read Chinese too as everything in Taiwan is in Chinese! I hope T will enter a Chinese school when she’s older and perhaps further her studies in Taiwan one day. Then maybe I can go visit her every year hahahahha!! Wishful thinking.

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Baby Room at Aeon Wangsa Maju

I always try to avoid going to the baby room at all Aeon outlets after reading bad reviews about them. My biggest concern is the nursing cubicles using only fabric curtains for privacy instead of lockable doors. Plus I have seen with my own eyes male staff going into the baby room to use the hot water dispenser.

Last weekend I decided to pay a visit and try it out myself. To my surprise, the baby room is quite spacious with a common area equipped with 3 changing stations and a hot/cold water dispenser and benches for families to sit and wait. The nursing rooms are located further in with a sign outside that says men are not allowed.

Waiting area, I guess for moms queuing up to use the nursing rooms


There are 3 cubicles available and each cubicle is furnished with a small sofa, coffee table and a wall plug (for pumping moms). The room is spacious enough to fit a stroller.



Unfortunately curtains are used instead of doors, which makes it feel insecure because anyone can just flick the curtains open while your boob is hanging out! And true enough, while I was nursing T, a very rude kid (about 6-7yo girl) pulled the curtains open to peek (she was doing it to every single room and I was in the last one). I was appalled that her mom was actually following behind her while she was doing all that and did not stop her at all until I shouted at her angrily. All she could do was mumble “sorry” and pulled the curtains shut again.

I did not manage to take photos of the common area as there were a bunch of kids playing there noisily (without adult supervision). It seemed like their parents had gone off shopping and left the kids there to entertain themselves.

If I have a choice, I would try to avoid using the baby room at Aeon. The facilities are quite good, I must say. Unfortunately, there is lack of privacy for nursing mothers, plus the facilities are sometimes being misused. Like male staff going in to get hot water, or staff using the nursing rooms for naps… among some reviews that I’ve read. And of course, rude kids pulling the curtains open.

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Baby Room at Atria Shopping Gallery

Now that T is a bit older, I have more confidence in bringing her out. And nursing her in public, with a scarf to cover up (because I’m such a cheapskate, why buy a nursing cover when I can DIY one myself with an old scarf and cute safety pins 😂). But sometimes, shopping malls are just super convenient because they have baby rooms (well, most of them do).

The baby room at G floor with an armchair in the corner to nurse your baby


Atria seems to have baby rooms at every floor wherever there is a washroom. I have tried the ones at Level C and G. The one at C is much bigger and more comfortable, unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures of it.

Some facilities in the baby room


The baby rooms come equipped with an armchair, changing station, wash basin, hot/cold water dispenser and hand sanitizer. Hmm… I did not check what was inside those cabinets under the counter top though.

The one at G floor (in the pictures) was a bit small and cramped though, and there was a mosquito lurking inside. But that aside, it’s comfortable to nurse a hungry baby in complete privacy (the doors can be locked, this is a major plus point compared to those nursing rooms that use curtains only). I really appreciate the mall’s effort in providing and maintaining such facilities. A thumbs up for them!

The mall is also baby friendly with spacious walkways and restaurants being very accommodating with babies. Definitely one of my favourite hang out places with T now.

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Breastfeeding Room at Kuching International Airport

Travelling with T recently, I had to look for nursing rooms at the airports to nurse her as she would not take a bottle from me. Plus, it was even harder looking for hot water dispenser at the airports!

I found the breastfeeding room at Kuching International Airport to be way better than the ones at KLIA. Although small, but there is more than enough space inside to sit and nurse comfortably, there is also a changing station and sink for changing your baby. Plus, the room can be locked for privacy and only a nursing mom is allowed inside. I did not quite like the nursing rooms at KLIA as the doors can’t be locked and there are only curtains for privacy. There were people coming in and out of the rooms and even talking loudly!

Kuching International Airport’s breastfeeding room is quite comfortable enough to nurse in privacy.

There is also a small corner table with pamphlets on breastfeeding from the local hospital and health ministry. Unfortunately, there is no hot water dispenser which would be very helpful for moms who need to make a bottle of formula or warm up a bottle of expressed breastmilk 😦 In fact, I actually found it quite difficult to find a hot water dispenser at both KLIA and KIA.

The room is located next to the ladies washroom after Coffee Bean at the departure hall (follow the nappy change room signage). Well done to the airport management, Sarawak government and health ministry for supporting breastfeeding by providing this facility. Although, from my observation, it seems to be pretty under utilised.