Do I have to let my baby sit on publicloos??? [pbf] [horror]
Actually, she likes to give the loo seat a good fondle while I'm changing her brother's nappy when we're out and about so I don't know why I'm worried. AND she licked the door handle in a public loo a few days ago .
Anyway. We've reached a stage where she can fairly reliably tell me when she needs to go. When this happens we nip off to the nearest appropriate place and she goes on her potty which I drag around with us everywhere we go. Please tell me what happens next.
Sitting on the loo for def. I only have the potty for rare occasions where loos are in short supply.
DS now insists on weeing standing on the loo (yes, on because he's far too small to be able to reach otherwise, but it is the Big Boy way to go). When he condescends to sit, he has one leg over either side and is fairly stable.
If she can tell you reliably that she needs to go and you have time to get to a place to do it, then you can probably leave the potty at home. Just familiaise yourself with the location of all possible public loo's so that you can dash to one of those instead. It took me a while to be brave enough to go out without the nappy on and risk this, but tbh it wasn't a big deal, take spare clothes a couple of sets, if out a longish time.
All you people who never took a potty out with you - what did you do for those first few days? When dd needed to go, she needed to go NOW. It's only now she's getting into the swing of it I'd want to be far from a pot to pee in.
Will give the travel seat a miss as I don't like the idea of putting it onto various loos and then folding it up and putting it in my bag / carying it around with me.
He was able to go a couple of hours between wees from the start - so I just make sure I go to the loo at regular (like hourly) intervals whilst out, and thats enough. DS is delighted to wee on the grass though..
also train your child to say i need a wee wee now...
you go into any shop, and say "can my 2 year old use your toilet please" most say yes, but a few dont, however when your child is saying they need to wee "NOW" those who are relctant to let your child use the loo, normally change their mind
I wasn't going to, thinking that ds would just pee on the toilet, but he absolutely refused for a while. He will use the toilet now, but I still carry the folding one for when there's no toilet nearby.
If you do get one of these, don't buy the replacement bags btw. Cheap pedal bin liners and some really cheap sanitary towels do the same job at a fraction of the price.