To of changed my babys nappy on the train

(154 Posts)
wouldntofgussed Sat 15-Mar-14 16:10:50

Was only ten minutes into an hour and a half journey when my little one needed changing no toilets on the train either. I took her up to the end of the carriage where I change her nappy a lady on the train told me I was disgusting

If no toilets you had no choice.

If it was poo I'd have been tempted to wait, particularly if there's nowhere to dispose of it.

Didn't sound like you had much choice. sad

freezingmytitsoff Sat 15-Mar-14 16:12:44

No not at all, I wouldn't think twice about doing it. What are u meant to do, leave your baby screaming and uncomfortable in a dirty nappy? Sorry though that must of been horrible.

WorraLiberty Sat 15-Mar-14 16:13:22

How have I got to the ripe old age of (nearly) 45 without these comments being made to me...especially after having 3 kids?

No you weren't unreasonable as long as you used a changing mat and didn't get crap all over the seats.

Why would there be no loos on a train where the journey is 1 1/2 hours? is that common? sad

freezingmytitsoff Sat 15-Mar-14 16:14:29

Fairycake, you would leave a baby sat in a dirty nappies for over an hour?? There skin would be sore and they would be screaming surely??

Shakirasma Sat 15-Mar-14 16:15:20

YANBU as there were no toilets, which of course should be used when available.
A pooey nappy can cause soreness within minutes. What did the woman suggest you should do?

PrincessOfChina Sat 15-Mar-14 16:16:03

We have a local train that would take 1.5 hours end to end. There are toilets usually but they don't have changing facilities.

Of course you had to change her, and as long as you didn't leave poo smeared around you were being totally reasonable!

mrssmith79 Sat 15-Mar-14 16:16:05

I'd have wiped it right across her horrible face if she spoke to me like that. You did the right thing, found an appropriate spot and did what was needed rather than letting your lo sit in discomfort. As long as the contents were'contained' that is!

WorraLiberty Sat 15-Mar-14 16:16:23

The loos are tiny on the trains here

I don't think I could change a baby's nappy in them.

Where are you supposed to lie the baby down?

mumblechum1 Sat 15-Mar-14 16:16:52

I travel on a lot of trains and have never been on one with no loo. blush

HungryHorace Sat 15-Mar-14 16:17:01

Merseyrail don't have loos and it's 70 minutes from start to finish on the line I live on.

Can be tricky when pregnant! :-/

Icimoi Sat 15-Mar-14 16:17:23

YABU to put "To of changed" in the title. You mean "To have changed".

5madthings Sat 15-Mar-14 16:17:32

Yanbu I have done this many times.

Even if there are toilets they are generally tiny and not suitable.

I tend to go to the bit inbetween the carriages and lay them on Mat or muslin cloth and do it there.

WorraLiberty Sat 15-Mar-14 16:18:24

<< Slow claps Icimoi >>

StarGazeyPond Sat 15-Mar-14 16:18:30

YABU to of anything!

HadABadDay2014 Sat 15-Mar-14 16:18:34

I wouldn't leave a baby wet a dirty nappy for over an hour, I would have changed him/her on the train.

Laurie would you like to sit in your own poo for over an hour.

Paintyfingers Sat 15-Mar-14 16:18:40

Loads of commuter belt trains don't have loos. I don't think you did anything wrong. Most people would prefer a discrete nappy change to an hour of screaming upset baby.

Lovely helpful post Icimoi. hmm

shouldnthavesaid Sat 15-Mar-14 16:19:14

My mum did this in first class on a table. A messy one. I very vaguely remember it. We were on a very busy train with no toilet access at all.

NoodleOodle Sat 15-Mar-14 16:20:15

You had no other reasonable option IMO.

SliceOfLime Sat 15-Mar-14 16:20:20

YANBU. As othe have said if the was nowhere else, what could you do? And even a pooey nappy is wrapped up and tidied away quickly.

This happened to my DH on a plane, he changed DD's nappy (just a wet one!) on an empty row of seats at the back and a bloke in his 60s gave him a proper telling off, DH was mortified. BUT then when we were in the queue for passports, the bloke came over with his wife and the wife made him apologise grin we laughed about it in the end, I think some people just forget how it is with babies...!

HermioneWeasley Sat 15-Mar-14 16:20:41

I wouldn't have done it in the carriage - as 5mad said, if no other choice I would have put a mat down in the area between carriages. It would be seriously disgusting for other people to be in the carriage while you're changing a dirty nappy. Yeuck.

CoffeeTea103 Sat 15-Mar-14 16:21:21

Yes it is disgusting!

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