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Visiting Public Toilets Bare Foot With Your Kids - Do You? Would You?

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SecondhandRose Fri 10-Aug-07 21:22:09

Am just back from Devon and used the public toilets at the beach. Am I a bit old fashioned in thinking it is not healthy to take kids into a public loo with bare feet?

I was in a queue as usual and I would say about half had shoes on and half didn't but I always make my kids put theirs on.

SecondhandRose Fri 10-Aug-07 21:22:41

Oh and the mummies had bare feet too not just the kids.

MerlinsBeard Fri 10-Aug-07 21:23:20

i made mine put shoes on when we had to use them on hols last year.

Nbg Fri 10-Aug-07 21:23:48

If it was an emergency toilet trip I'd go in naked.

brimfull Fri 10-Aug-07 21:24:07

well I suppose theoretically it does no hram as you aren't going to suck your feet.Presumably will wash later aswell.

But I would hate the feeling off someones piss on my feet...yeuch!

elasticsortinghandstand Fri 10-Aug-07 21:24:08

also really need shoes on the beach, here anyway

Spidermama Fri 10-Aug-07 21:24:31

PMS:L NBg. I think if you're going back in the sea afterwards it's fine and I wouldn't bother with shoes.

meandmy Fri 10-Aug-07 21:24:44

urgh! yuck!
no me and dd wore sandles to paddle on day trip to wales!

expatinscotland Fri 10-Aug-07 21:24:48

Um, no.


Bibis Fri 10-Aug-07 21:24:54

Oh for goodness sake it is not the end of the world if you are on the beach think of all the crap on the beach and in the sand.

I would not make a practice of going to the loo bare foot but I do not think that there is a major problem with it. You can always go in the sea afterwards and wash said feet in the oh so clean waters.

Take a chill pill and worry about something serious like that great white of Newquay

expatinscotland Fri 10-Aug-07 21:25:05

Crocs, people, Crocs!

bookwormtailmum Fri 10-Aug-07 21:25:34

I have done in the past but I carried my toddler niece rather than let her walk in barefoot (didn't have dd then). I wouldn't do it now.

PestoMonster Fri 10-Aug-07 21:25:36

That's disgusting. I was at the beach yesterday with my dds and the older one wanted to go to the loo, and I told her to put her sandals on. She complained, but I asked her would she like to walk in other people's drips? She didn't take long then to think about it and the shoes were on in a flash

Bibis Fri 10-Aug-07 21:25:51

prefer barefeet to crocs!!

RubySlippers Fri 10-Aug-07 21:26:38

but wee is sterile isn't it?
if you are dashing in and out of the sea etc then personally i wouldn't be too worried
i generally wear shoes/flip flops on the beach because i am worried about stepping on broken glass or yucky cigarette butts

SecondhandRose Fri 10-Aug-07 21:26:43

More thinking about cuts on feet mixing with whatever is on floor of ladies loo ie blood and cross infection or is that the dental nurse in me talking?

Spidermama Fri 10-Aug-07 21:29:34

I'd rather walk in on all fours than wear crocs.

< Kicks crocs further under desk >

expatinscotland Fri 10-Aug-07 21:30:23

I like my Mary Jane ones, Spider.

Mine are like this, but black: NameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Nbg Fri 10-Aug-07 21:38:28

I bet theres more piss and sh$! on the beach than on the floor in the toilets.

If people wanted to empty their bladders and bowels on the floor, they wouldnt go into a toilet would they.

And do you eat with the soles of your feet? You wash your hands after a loo visit so your hardly going to die.

Marina Fri 10-Aug-07 21:40:46

I saw quite a few adults and children using the clean and well-maintained public loos in bare feet at our Devon beach recently
I don't think it's a health hazard, if anything a hygiene one. But it didn't bother me tbh

bookwormtailmum Fri 10-Aug-07 21:41:33

I saw an old bf in the supermarket the other day wearing Crocs so I'm never going to wear them now. He never had any dress sense anyway so that's definitely a No vote for me .

wulfricsmummy Sat 11-Aug-07 16:58:41

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saffymum Sat 11-Aug-07 17:22:07

I lived abroad where its hot, for 23 years and we walked around barefoot most of the time, beach, shops, toilet etc and didn't come to any harm. I do wear shoes around this place though what with the disgusting habits of some men of certain cultures that think spitting on the street is acceptable. YEEEEUK.

I did a sprint to tesco the other day and didn't put my shoes on after working in the garden, I might as well have had a tulip growing out of my head the way people looked at me. Its was 28 degrees and I drove there but you would swear I'd broken the law or something. won't do that again, and no, crocs are a no no unless they're the £5 knockoffs.

saffymum Sat 11-Aug-07 17:23:09

Um we did have shoes for 23 years, just was too hot to wear them what with getting in and out the swimming pool/beach all the time. And whats wrong with flip flops?

McEdam Sat 11-Aug-07 17:26:06

No, I wouldn't, the idea is just too yucky. Urine may be sterile when it comes out of your body but a floor hundreds of people have walked on is NOT sterile.

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