To be shocked by what I saw

(155 Posts)
Todayistuesday Sun 12-Mar-17 08:35:41

Last night, having a meal at 7 in a nice pub and a parent got their child to use the potty by their table. This isn't normal, is it?!

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SarahOoo Sun 12-Mar-17 08:38:10

You know the answer....of course it isn't. Yuck!

pillowcase6 Sun 12-Mar-17 08:39:54

Gross. Up there with changing a pooey nappy in your booth at a restaurant.

elodie2000 Sun 12-Mar-17 08:40:10

No it's not. It's disgusting. A friend of mine did this once. I was hmm.

Writerwannabe83 Sun 12-Mar-17 08:42:05

That's pretty grim.

My DS was potty trained a few weeks ago and I take the potty with us if we go to the park for example but I wouldn't take it if we were going somewhere that had toilets as obviously he'd use though instead.

I was once in a hospital and saw a young child using their potty in the middle of the corridor in full view of everyone - I thought it was very odd grin

dudsville Sun 12-Mar-17 08:42:57

I think your answer lies in your own feelings about the matter.

TheUpsideDown Sun 12-Mar-17 08:43:07

Errrm, not really. Eurgh!

NavyandWhite Sun 12-Mar-17 08:43:11

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Aeroflotgirl Sun 12-Mar-17 08:44:14

Absolutely foul, I never had to do this. Why not take the potty to the toilet and put the child there, they are learning to use the toilet, so parents should do that. They have to learn they can't do their business anywhere they want. That is not teaching them!

Aeroflotgirl Sun 12-Mar-17 08:45:00

I would have told staff, as its unhygeinic.

Todayistuesday Sun 12-Mar-17 08:48:37

I couldn't imagine doing it myself. They were with friends as well,how embarrassing would it be to be part of a group and someone did that!

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KoalaDownUnder Sun 12-Mar-17 08:50:36

Yeah, I would have complained to staff.

Just repulsive.

age81 Sun 12-Mar-17 08:52:26

Yikes, did they at least go and wash their hands?

SimonSmithsAmazingDancingBear Sun 12-Mar-17 08:53:42

So did you tell the staff?

Or just come on here to check if it was within normal social/hygiene parameters?

hickorydickorynurseryrhyme Sun 12-Mar-17 08:56:09

No. It's normal to take your child and potty to the toilet and do it there!

SarcasmMode Sun 12-Mar-17 08:56:23

Nope, just yuck.

Take the potty into the ladies and use it there.

WhooooAmI24601 Sun 12-Mar-17 08:58:59

We were in John Lewis a while ago and a mother at the next table sat in the cafe, got out a potty and let her child take a poop right there next to my latte. I'm sure there's a reasonable excuse, I just can't find it.

drspouse Sun 12-Mar-17 08:59:48

Why bother doing this since you have to take the potty to the toilet to empty it anyway?

TinfoilHattie Sun 12-Mar-17 09:02:04

Horrific. I would have given the parent my best deathstare in a "cannot believe you just did that" way.

wifeyhun Sun 12-Mar-17 09:04:13

Just vulgar, they should have been thrown out.

pillowcase6 Sun 12-Mar-17 09:07:31

What did they do with the full potty?

GirlElephant Sun 12-Mar-17 09:09:24

That's disgusting!

BlinkyT Sun 12-Mar-17 09:09:25

Photo or it didn't happen wink

Was this in the U.K.?

miserableandinpain Sun 12-Mar-17 09:15:32

Yanbu. However. We take a potty with us. Inside 2 or 3 bags so its not off putting. If he needs the loo then i take him to the loo to use it. (He is scared to use the toilet bowl as it is too big, so we have a booster seat to put on top) How did they flush it out if they were at the table?

Raisinbrain Sun 12-Mar-17 09:16:14

YANBU shock

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