How to use public washrooms?

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  1. maddog37

    maddog37 Well-Known Member

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    This is probably a stupid question, but when you need to go wee in public and have LO with you, what do you do?

    I've just been holding it in until I get home, but that's probably not a long term solution. I'm afraid of leaving LO in a stroller outside the stall in case of kidnapping, but often there isn't enough room for a stroller in the stall. Even if there is room in the disabled stall, the floor is usually strewn with questionable puddles and toilet paper. Ew.
     
  2. charlotte-xo

    charlotte-xo Alfie and Darcey's mummy

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    I nip in the disabled loos apart from that you could take LO out of the pram into the loo's sit her on your lap whilst you pee) and leave the stroller outside :shrug:

    <3
     
  3. Carlyp1990

    Carlyp1990 Mum to 2 beautiful girls♡

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    Disabled or the baby changin loo normally has a toilet. Or i go to someones house (usually ohs as i have a key n its closer to town) if im desperate xx
     
  4. pupsicle

    pupsicle Mummy to a daughter

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    I was thinking this the other day... glad to hear some responses.
     
  5. winterleaves

    winterleaves Well-Known Member

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    I always use the disabled loo's xx
     
  6. maddog37

    maddog37 Well-Known Member

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    Oh! I didn't know baby changing rooms have washrooms! We've just avoided changing him in public altogether.

    I can't take LO in and leave the stroller outside. Paranoid someone would steal stroller (which has the carseat, THEN how will we get home? Yes very paranoid I know) and as I use the hover technique in the washroom since it gets so dirty, I can't just sit baby on my lap. Guess I'll make good use of the disabled stall though!

    Thx!
     
  7. starrybean

    starrybean Proud Mom of One

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    I use coffee shops/disabled toilet/baby friendly stores, they usually have big enough toilets to take the pushchair in! To be honest I wait till I get home though!
     
  8. CharlieKeys

    CharlieKeys Well-Known Member

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    I use the disabled/baby changing toilets! I couldn't imagine Stephen sitting on my knee when I go for a wee.... how do you pull your trousers up!?
     
  9. katy1310

    katy1310 Mummy of 1

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    I use the baby changing/disabled loos, although I did wonder this for a while before I actually realised that they usually double up! x
     
  10. Natsku

    Natsku Well-Known Member

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    I use baby changing/disabled toilets. Once in an emergency I had to leave her in the pram outside the toilet but it was the staff toilets in a shop (I asked very nicely!) so I felt she was safe (though she screamed her head off :( )
     
  11. Kalah

    Kalah Guest

    Well I don't go anywhere without OH so usually he just holds her :haha:
    But if I was out alone I would use the disabled toilet or if she is in her carrier then I just go while she's strapped to me or just hang her from the back of the door with the carrier strap.
     
  12. Trying4ababy

    Trying4ababy Well-Known Member

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    I go in the disabled stall
     
  13. smokey

    smokey Mummy to a monkey

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    Normaly the disabled or changing facilities.
    I did hto nip into a dry cleaners the other day to use a staff loo and take him in with me to sit on my lap while I left the buggy outside (the toilet was round the back and opened onto the street, more like a shed) there was no way I was leaving him out there in the buggy.
    It was tricky but I have now learnt its possible to go and pull your pants up one handed with a baby clinging to you :)
    My guilty secret is I used him as an exscuse to use the loo saying he needed it :)
     
  14. lauren10

    lauren10 1 DD, 1 angel & pregnant!

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    I often go with her in the Ergo carrier. Both hands are free, and I can still hover over the bowl!
     
  15. Agiboma

    Agiboma ME+DS+DD+DH

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    I use the disable toilet if its not available i take LO in with me
     
  16. mrs_park

    mrs_park Mummy to THREE BOYS!

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    I don't usually go to the shops by myself, I'm normally with DH, my mum or a friend and I will have them mind LO while I go to the loo. If I am by myself I will wait til I get home or go the the parents changing room where I can fit the pram in the cubicle with me. I hate doing it though, I pull the hood on his pram right down to protect him as much as possible
     
  17. tokyo_c

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    I've done it while she's in the ergo but it's kind of difficult to wipe afterwards! I have short arms I guess... Once when I was at home and carrying her around I took her to the loo with me and when I went to break off some toilet paper I found I couldn't with one hand... tried to rip it off really quickly but all I did was make the cover bang into the wall which scared her and made her burst out crying :/
     
  18. Pixxie

    Pixxie Mum to 1 little girl

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    I always use the disabled loo, I had an old lady on a scooter ask me why I wasnt using the baby room and I explained that there wasnt enough room in that loo for me to take the pram in the cubicle and she said it was stupid :) It usually takes me ages to get in though because I always let people go in front since I dont technically need the disabled loo :roll: xx
     
  19. Wirral_Kitty

    Wirral_Kitty Well-Known Member

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    Right this is probably way TMI but I have IBS and when I need to go, I need to go...there is no holding it in! I was out with the baby and needed to 'poo' instantly and I started to panic with what to do...do I give her to the receptionist?, put her on the dirty floor???What?? I took her in, had her on my knee and managed to go and clean myself up with one hand, fasten my pants and wash up...i felt sooooo proud lol If i can do that, I can do anything! hehehee
     
  20. emilyjade

    emilyjade mummy of two!

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    We use disabled x
     

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