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To think its not ok to change a nappy on pub table in garden ?

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yellowowl Sun 28-Oct-12 20:48:32

My Dh thinks its fine !

I think it's gross and a bit rude.

He thinks I'm being over sensitive.

Aibu ?

DoMeDon Sun 28-Oct-12 20:51:11

Was it a poo?

spilttheteaagain Sun 28-Oct-12 20:51:22

I can't say it would bother me if someone else did this, infact I have been with friends when they have and simply passed the wipes.

WorraLiberty Sun 28-Oct-12 20:51:47

I'm assuming he didn't smear the table liberally with shit?

It wouldn't bother me unless that's what happened.

Shutupanddrive Sun 28-Oct-12 20:52:47

No it's not ok. People have food and drink on those tables

marriedinwhite Sun 28-Oct-12 20:52:56

I think I'd put the baby on a chair or grass tbh. If it was done this weekend, it's totally unreasonable - it's been freezing - poor baby.

ScaryBeardyDeadyman Sun 28-Oct-12 20:53:39

Was there a baby change in both the gents and ladies toilets? If not then YABU. You change them wherever is available.

BabylonPI Sun 28-Oct-12 20:53:52

I've done it :-s

YABabitU I think. I wouldn't do it if there was a baby change close by or if people were eating at tables in close proximity, but otherwise I don't have a problem with it.

Sparklingbroomstick Sun 28-Oct-12 20:54:43

Well I think it's unnecessary. But then the worst I saw was changing a baby on a fully laid table at a Wedding Reception. Nice. sad

TunipTheHollowVegemalLantern Sun 28-Oct-12 20:55:43

I'm with you Yellowowl. People EAT off the table. Even if it's a newborn baby and the nappy is virtually clean, it's still wrong.
In fact it's wrong to do it where people can see you because even if you know it's just wee or wholesome breastfed baby poo, they don't know that and will be put off their food. If the toilets aren't suitable go as far away as you can or hide behind a bush.
If it's just a wee and you can do it on your lap with no-one noticing that's ok though.

skyebluezombie Sun 28-Oct-12 20:56:20

I changed DD on an outdoor table at a seal sanctuary when she was 6 months old. The only set of toilets was a mile back at the entrance. It was just a wee and I always used a changing mat.

This old man gave me a filthy look but I ignored him. Nobody was eating nearby, we did it discreetly in a corner and would not have done it for a dirty nappy.

But it would not be right to change a dirty nappy in front of people eating and on a table where they would eat.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 28-Oct-12 20:56:58

If they put a mat down then not so bad.

I mean birds shit on outside tables. Personally I eat my food off the plate to the actual table.

AmIAmtI Sun 28-Oct-12 20:57:17

I've changed DD onthe seat bit of a pub garden bench/table. As birds crap on them all the time and there is a changing mat between baby and table I can't see what the fuss is. As long as people aren't actually eating there at the time of course!

Brandnewbrighttomorrow Sun 28-Oct-12 20:57:19

I've done it on the seat part of a table in a pub beer garden - nappy tore so was rather urgent! I certainly wouldn't do it on the table itself.

WorraLiberty Sun 28-Oct-12 20:57:20

People actually eat off of garden tables?

That's odd. I tend to use a plate or a sandwich box.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 28-Oct-12 20:57:42

Not the actual table.

meditrina Sun 28-Oct-12 20:57:51

I don't think it's OK, as the juxtaposition of the contents of a full nappy and a surface for food/drinks is just wrong and if it leads to direct contact/spill then it's gross.

But no more unhygienic than bird poo landing on said table. But I'd assume the bird didn't know how antisocial it was being to humans.

AmIAmtI Sun 28-Oct-12 20:57:52

x-post with VivaLeBeaver! grin

Nanny0gg Sun 28-Oct-12 21:00:12

I don't understand.
Unless you've been sat at the table for hours, why wasn't the nappy changed before you got there? Or do you all really change nappies immediately your DC does a wee?
Just because a table is outside it doesn't make it any less revolting. If you have a mat, there is always the ground - and don't say it's too cold, because if that's the case you shouldn't be changing them outdoors anyway.

GhostShip Sun 28-Oct-12 21:00:14

It's not okay at all, you wouldn't do it on a table at a restaurant so why do it on a table outside.

ScaryBeardyDeadyman Sun 28-Oct-12 21:00:25

I often change my baby in the middle of someone's dinner. Just scooch the chips to one side of the plate and it's all good.

ravenAK Sun 28-Oct-12 21:02:30

Bit parky for al fresco nappy changes anyway, surely? Brrrr.

A bit gross, I think. I once found a used nappy stuffed down the side of a seat in a pub I briefly managed. Knew exactly who'd left it there - a large family of regulars had occupied that table all afternoon.

So I spoke to the baby's mum, next time she was in, asking her to use the changing table & bin in the loo, next time, whereupon she looked at me as if I was barking & said 'Why, don't you have cleaners?'

I agree with you, OP. Not necessary if proper facilities are available, & a bit yuk.

MrsCantSayAnything Sun 28-Oct-12 21:03:36

Yes DaddyMan that's the spirit! I change my DD's on peoples heads! Bugger them! Precious bastards.

Spero Sun 28-Oct-12 21:03:46

I have done it. I was able to change a nappy without splattering poo everywhere (assuming it was a solid one). I think it's a judgment call, depending on runniness of poo, proximity of others food etc.

But if the idea makes you feel faint you certainly should not be eating at pub tables as I am prepared to bet they are crawling with foulness.

ScaryBeardyDeadyman Sun 28-Oct-12 21:05:59

Good on you MrsC!
Too many people today think their heads are inappropriate places to change babies. We need to take back the forehead for baby poo!

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