When we left off last week, I was still stinging a bit from the embarrassment of attempting to take my little one to a pedicure appointment and wondering whether it was as insane an endeavour as it seemed in hindsight. To settle the matter once and for all, I decided to poll a few local spas. After consulting the almighty Google, I chose five spas at random; three in the west, one in the east and one in central. I browsed their websites to see if they listed any policies relating to children and then called to follow up.
Of the five, two sites listed policies, but they related to age limits on treatments as opposed to what ages were allowed on the premises. When I called those two and outlined my situation, one of them (located in the west) allowed young children to be present with supervision while the other (located in central) did not. Of the remaining three, two (one in the west and the other in the east) allowed children, while one (located in the west) was unsure.
My entirely unscientific conclusion is that, ideally a woman should be able to leave the kids at home and enjoy a quiet relaxing day at the spa. Realistically, a breast-feeding mother looking for a little much-needed pampering would definitely appreciate a place that gives her the option of bringing along her frequently-feeding kiddo… if she could promise said kiddo won’t cause havoc.
The Boss Lady is now 15 months old and I’m in a position to leave her behind when I head out on my next spa trip. Even so, I’m pretty sure I’ll be booking my next mani-pedi at a place that would allow her to tag along, just in case. What do you think? Would you appreciate the option of bringing along your (well-behaved) child, or do you feel that spas should be kid-free sanctuaries? Tell us in the comments!
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