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to think you shouldn't change your babies nappy

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Samantha2014 Tue 02-Feb-16 13:50:23

I went out for lunch with my dd and my sister and her dd, after the meal I went to the baby change to change my daughters bum. Came back and my sister started changing her toddlers bum at the table. aIBu to think this isn't right! Go to the baby change for god sake. I said are you doing that there and she said yeah
I had to walk out with embarrassment!

Sirzy Tue 02-Feb-16 13:51:46

Yuck, if a nappy change is available then you use that. You don't change them at the table, especially not a wriggly toddler!

Only1scoop Tue 02-Feb-16 13:55:02



boopsy Tue 02-Feb-16 13:56:30

Yanbu it is rank, dirty and inconsiderate to everybody else. Really annoys me when people think the world revolves around them and their child.

Diddlydokey Tue 02-Feb-16 13:58:12

Yanbu but baby's not babies

GastonsPomPomWrath Tue 02-Feb-16 13:59:28

Ooo no. I've changed my kids in the boot of a car, in the pushchair lying down, over my lap at a park on the odd occasion but no not ever at a table or anywhere else where there is facilities available.

EponasWildDaughter Tue 02-Feb-16 13:59:42


Same with toddler pooing in a potty (routine poo, non emergency, not training) ... Not in the centre of the room with a big family gathering in full swing please SIL.

acasualobserver Tue 02-Feb-16 14:01:34

Please give name and location of restaurant so I can avoid ever going there. Boak.

ArmySal Tue 02-Feb-16 14:02:24


Round of applause for Diddly, you win the internet.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 02-Feb-16 14:04:15


that's disgusting.

RidersOnTheStorm Tue 02-Feb-16 14:05:24

YANBU. Disgusting.

NightWanderer Tue 02-Feb-16 14:11:42

I don't think twice about changing my toddlers nappies in the living room but my other kids are horrified by it and say that it stinks. I think parents can become a bit immune to stinky nappies from their own kids. Not excusing it by the way. I'd never change a nappy at a table in a restaurant.

crispytruffle Tue 02-Feb-16 14:15:37

Gross. But then I even hate it when people put their bags on tables in restaurants.

EssentialHummus Tue 02-Feb-16 14:16:32

There was a boak-tastic thread on here a month or so ago where MNers posted all the great places they'd seen babies/toddlers being changed. Massively stomach-turning all round. It is almost never OK - even if there's no changing area, there is usually a clean enough loo, a space out of the way of the public, a car...

To the young couple who took it upon themselves to change a toddler on the packed shuttlebus between the plane and airport at Gatwick last Dec, I still don't forgive you angry

Paulat2112 Tue 02-Feb-16 14:27:52

YANBU That's pretty gross, i don't want to see a little baby's bits and bobs when i'm eating my lunch. I hope it wasn't dirty and just wet? lol

Snozberry Tue 02-Feb-16 14:31:42


I don't actually care if someone changes a nappy in my vicinity if needs must but when there is a suitable space provided then there's just no need. Especially where someone is about to eat, urgh.

Binders1 Tue 02-Feb-16 14:36:04

I've seen this happen loads of times. Absolutely disgusting. I have never been at the very next table with a full view - if I was, I would have to say something. These types of women think its a mother's god given right.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Tue 02-Feb-16 14:36:51

No, it's grim. I wouldn't go out with her again.

There's a thread is classics about batshit crazy stuff people have done and one MNer went round someone's house for dinner and a potty training toddler was perched upon a potty on the table throughout the meal.

People can be very weird.

ElderlyKoreanLady Tue 02-Feb-16 14:40:18

I'm surprised the management of the restaurant didn't throw her out to be honest. I'm not precious about where I change DD's nappy but doing it in the dining area in a place that serves food really is disgusting. I don't even see why she'd do that...she's going to have had to wash her hands afterwards anyway so why not take the toddler to the loos with her and do the whole deed in there?

ThumbWitchesAbroad Tue 02-Feb-16 14:40:44

Utterly disgusting. AND unhygienic, but mostly just disgusting.

blueturtle6 Tue 02-Feb-16 20:48:45

Yuck, and also where did she wash her hands afterwards?!?!

HackerFucker22 Tue 02-Feb-16 21:12:23

I've on occasion changed mine in the pram (seat fully reclined) due to busy or filthy facilities but it's only been a handful of times, never involved poo and was hopefully discrete.

LeaLeander Tue 02-Feb-16 21:14:55


LentilStew Tue 02-Feb-16 21:15:37

It's behaviour like this that stupid people lump together with mothers BFeeding and decide they're equally as disgusting.

PagesOfABook Tue 02-Feb-16 21:17:05

My SIL does this. Totally disgusting - and lazy. How do other people manage to find baby change facilities or somewhere private away from an area food is served. In all my time with my DCs in nappies I never did that

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