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Family changing toddler's poo nappy in eating area?

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otchayaniye Wed 01-Jun-11 07:12:26

I'm laid back usually, I don't fret about germs, and within reason think 'live and let live'.

But at the zoo on Bank Holiday in the eating area (with baby changing we were eating and this group right next to us changed a toddler's poo nappy and hovered about with wipes/bags etc. Putting the wipes on the table etc, sticking the shitty nappy bag in a bin in the hot sun -- even though the mother suggested he put it in the toilet (so they knew there were loos)

I'm six months pregnant and am sick most days but usually only after my evening meal. This just tipped me over the edge and I had to run to be sick and couldn't eat my lunch.

Felt like I should have said something but we'd already witnessed a fight at the gates and the dad looked a bit combative.

I'm I prissy to think this is on the wrong side of gross/lazy?

Wee nappy changing/naked toddlers don't make me bat an eyelid, but shit waved about a foot away from me while eating does!

TubbyDuffs Wed 01-Jun-11 07:14:14

YANBU, totally unnecessary, they should've used the toilets.

thestringcheeseincident Wed 01-Jun-11 07:17:15

Totally gross. Yanbu.
How slovenly

TattyDevine Wed 01-Jun-11 07:20:06

Very selfish and incosiderate to other diners.


Bonsoir Wed 01-Jun-11 07:22:27

Disgusting, and I am surprised a member of staff didn't politely ask the offending family to change the baby in the baby changing facilities.

otchayaniye Wed 01-Jun-11 07:23:04

If it had been a toddler using a potette thingy slightly away from us and hey presto the wee turned into a poo, I wouldn't have been so upset - if you're potty training I guess you have to make allowances. It was the changing a standing boy's poo nappy about a foot away from where we were eating, waving the stuff about, putting poo-stained wipes on the table and talking about it, etc. I could smell it too. They were just oblivious.

Just wonder if my radar is off and I should have been more understanding if there were other issues involved (but I don't think never know though)

Bonsoir Wed 01-Jun-11 07:24:27

No, it's not just you - it is incredibly lazy, unhygienic and inconsiderate.

[country going to the dogs emoticon]

otchayaniye Wed 01-Jun-11 07:29:07

I did think about special needs (not wanting to use a public loo in case of meltdown) but you'd just steer the child away a bit surely, away from eating people?

Bonsoir Wed 01-Jun-11 07:33:51

SN obviously require special consideration, but not public defecation.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Wed 01-Jun-11 07:36:35

Yeah, I'm hard pressed to think of any good reason for this one - it's not a matter of getting the child to the loo as quickly as possible (some SN go along with bowel/bladder issues, eg), because it's just changing the child, and really anywhere would have been better than the eating area.

I think Occam's Razor dictates that they were just foul, frankly.

TattyDevine Wed 01-Jun-11 07:38:41

It sounds like more of a "don't want to give up our table and queue for the loos with everyone else" type situation.

Presumably it was an outdoor eating area and <<grasping at straws>> they were under the (mistaken!) impression that the open air thing meant people would not be able to smell it or for some reason wouldn't care as the smell wouldn't linger as much as it might in a closed area.

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

otchayaniye Wed 01-Jun-11 07:55:22

I just wanted to stop him throwing the nappy bag (was a shopping bag not a special bag) in a nice hot bin warming in the blazing sun all day. Like a sick twisted version of Bisto.

SmethwickBelle Wed 01-Jun-11 08:09:37

YANBU - Wrong wrong wrong, I saw a woman doing this in the seating area of a soft play and was appalled, in an eating area - just vile. We're all knackered but most of us manage to stagger to a baby change cubicle (or at least behind a bush).

nothingnatural Wed 01-Jun-11 08:17:10

eugh just reading that makes me feel queasy.

Honestly some people are just incredibly selfish and inconsiderate.

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