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Spitting in the toilet

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Ragh Fri 07-Jun-19 14:24:18

We're on holiday at the moment and our 3 year old has recently switched to bloody frozen toothpaste that requires spitting. Obviously at home we're well set up with a box for her to stand on as the sink is too high but haven't brought one with us.

I am happy to lift her to the sink to spit, even though this means our baby will be crawling around the bathroom floor.
DH wants her to spit in the toilet so he can hold the baby.
Both of us are grossed out by the other's method. Who is BU?

Far2go46 Fri 07-Jun-19 14:25:29

Get a grip

Looneytune253 Fri 07-Jun-19 14:29:21

This makes no sense. Why can't one hold the baby while one helps the other or use one arm for baby and one arm for toddler? But at the end of the day I wouldn't care less if someone had to spit their toothpaste in the toilet, it really is a non issue

Lexilooo Fri 07-Jun-19 14:30:20

Surely they aren't the only options?

Put the baby in its cot or pushchair so it isn't crawling on the floor?

Take a chair into the bathroom for older child to kneel on?

Leave baby with the other adult?

Spit into a cup?

Spit into the bath?

Brush teeth over a bowl rather than the sink?

Use the kitchen sink instead? (If you are self catering)

AnnieMay100 Fri 07-Jun-19 14:30:52

Give her a tissue to spit it into? Or disposable cup?

TeaMeBasil Fri 07-Jun-19 14:30:55

Why don't you each just do your own solution when you're the one on teeth cleaning duty?

Why is spitting toothpaste into the toilet so gross anyway, it's not like she's going to be sticking her head in the bowl?

Mammyloveswine Fri 07-Jun-19 14:31:15

If you're so bothered one of you keeps the baby in the other room whilst the other lifts your 3 year old...

I can't quite believe that this is even an issue tbh 🙈

araiwa Fri 07-Jun-19 14:31:53

Are there any adults there to resolve this massive problem for you?

LoafofSellotape Fri 07-Jun-19 14:32:38

What's the issue with spitting in the loo?

Apolloanddaphne Fri 07-Jun-19 14:34:17

What has the baby got to do with it? It doesn't take 2 people to brush the teeth of a 3yo. Whoever is doing toothbrushing lifts her to spit where ever and the other person looks after the baby.

Illberidingshotgun Fri 07-Jun-19 14:34:31

I don't understand why lifting her to spit means that the baby will be crawling on the bathroom floor? If there's only one adult around at teeth brushing time, can't the baby go in a pushchair/cot/highchair for a couple of minutes?

Alternatively, a plastic cup that she can spit into would be fine, or I don't see a problem with spitting in the loo, if need be. It all sounds very complicated for no reason though!

WhateverName2 Fri 07-Jun-19 14:34:45


expatinspain Fri 07-Jun-19 14:35:19

Doesn't all toothpaste require spitting or have I missed something vital in life? confused

Illberidingshotgun Fri 07-Jun-19 14:36:22

Lexilooo I skim read your post and thought you were suggesting that she take the baby into the bathroom for the older child to kneel on grin although, OP...

JustHereWithPopcorn Fri 07-Jun-19 14:38:14

I agree get a grip

BarbaraofSevillle Fri 07-Jun-19 14:39:22

What's the issue with spitting in the loo

Well obviously if you put your face within spitting distance of the toilet, all the poo germs jump out and go up your nose.

I would have her either spit in the toilet, bath or a cup as per her preference but them I am obviously a filthy slattern and it is a relief all round that I chose not to have DC as I would clearly not be able to look after them appropriately.

Bezalelle Fri 07-Jun-19 14:39:58

Does it really matter? Jesus.

glitterbiscuits Fri 07-Jun-19 14:40:12


lexi873 Fri 07-Jun-19 14:41:13

You’re on holiday and you’ve taken the time to write a mumsnet post about where to spit toothpaste. Wow 🙈

AllStar14 Fri 07-Jun-19 14:45:26

Fucking hell I wish my issues were this trivial.

freshstartnewme Fri 07-Jun-19 14:50:28

Enjoy your holiday

Nameisthegame Fri 07-Jun-19 15:01:30

🤷‍♀️ My dd spits in the bidet as no one uses it except to empty the mop bucket and wash my feet.

Fishywife Fri 07-Jun-19 15:04:43

I once lived with a girl who would spit toothpaste into the toilet and not flush and it grossed me out, but I could not (and still cannot) work out why!

SouthsideSocialist Fri 07-Jun-19 15:27:34

I'm sorry for your troubles.

NunoGoncalves Fri 07-Jun-19 15:29:35

Doesn't all toothpaste require spitting or have I missed something vital in life?

Young children have special toothpaste that doesn't contain fluoride (or at least contains very little) so that they can swallow it. Because really young children don't know how to spit and/or just like to swallow it. OP said her child is 3 and has recently switched to more "adult" toothpaste.

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