I finally had the chance last week to bundle up my five month old daughter and head out to Empire Theatres for their Reel Babies movie. With hubby's schedule changing at work I have to arrange care for my two year old in order to go. Toddlers are allowed but there's no way I'm chasing him around the theatre! For anyone who doesn't know, Reel Babies are matinees offered at the theatre specially for moms and babies. The theatre is equipped with everything a mom would need to keep baby happy. The lights are kept dimmed and the volume lowered. From my experience the younger the baby the better.
I've been to this theatre before when my son was an infant and wasn't impressed as they had no amenities that were advertised and I had to change my son on the floor. This time was much better. There was a change table, bottle warmer, exersaucer, play mats, baby rocker and a swing. I met some moms outside beforehand and handed out some free passes then we all went in and enjoyed the movie. It was nice having the amenities around to keep the babies busy. My daughter enjoyed watching half the movie then she slept the other half. She did practise her screaming but of course none of the moms cared which was nice. I'm hoping to be able to go again while my daughter is still a baby.
Disclosure – I am participating in the Empire Reel Babies program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Empire Theatres. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.