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Acceptable to let 3yo DS wee at edge of playground?

(109 Posts)
Anticyclone Sat 23-Sep-17 20:31:46

Is it deemed acceptable to allow your (not long out of nappies) 3yo to have a little wee in the bushes in the corner of the playground, to avoid having an accident? For context, the playground is semi-rural and has lots of greenery along two edges to soak up aforementioned piddle...

OK or not OK?

LapinR0se Sat 23-Sep-17 20:32:32

My 3 yo DD does this, in the bushes where no one can see

Penfold007 Sat 23-Sep-17 20:33:22

Nope, not acceptable

MothratheMighty Sat 23-Sep-17 20:33:41

I think anywhere a dog is allowed to pee is ok for a child.

G1raffe Sat 23-Sep-17 20:33:42

It's tricky as it's where children are playing so for preference I'd rather go outside the playground to find a Bush if possible.

caffeinequick Sat 23-Sep-17 20:34:03

I think so, there are no toilets near the playgrounds near us (also rural) so really there is no other option!

kittybiscuits Sat 23-Sep-17 20:34:18


G1raffe Sat 23-Sep-17 20:34:19

You wouldn't let a dog pee in a playground (or usually even let them in!)

StarUtopia Sat 23-Sep-17 20:34:49

God no.

mamaduckbone Sat 23-Sep-17 20:35:07

Absolutely fine as long as you're not in the actual play area.

lemonnade Sat 23-Sep-17 20:35:12

If there are no toilets and an accident is going to happen, why not?!
Nobody moans when dogs piss everywhere.

museumum Sat 23-Sep-17 20:35:29

I use the “wherever dogs wee” rule so if it’s a playground with a fence keeping dogs out of take ds outside the fence too.

ElizabethShaw Sat 23-Sep-17 20:35:30

Of course, what's the alternative? You can't stop them weeing if they need to.

Wheresmytaco Sat 23-Sep-17 20:35:41

Only an arse would rather a three year old had an accident than did a wee in the bushes

Digs aren't allowed due to poop not wee

Stickaforkinimdone Sat 23-Sep-17 20:35:57

No it really isn't and quite frankly I can never understand where this attitude comes from that it's somehow ok for children to urinate in public

eyebrowsonfleek Sat 23-Sep-17 20:36:01

Yes but you ideally need to be out of sight from other kids. Some are known to point or make loud comments about a kid peeing. 😂

WhirlwindHugs Sat 23-Sep-17 20:36:10

This is completely normal if you are somewhere rural/semi-rural as there are no toilets.

If there are toilets, obviously use them, even if it's a short walk. If there aren't find somewhere as descreet as possible.

EvilDoctorBallerinaDuckKeidis Sat 23-Sep-17 20:36:40

The park opposite the DC's school doesn't have toilets, so there's no choice.

Grumpbum Sat 23-Sep-17 20:37:09

Considering my 3 yr old had a wee against my wheel arch at Paultons today, I'm not sure I can comment. I would prefer this to soggy pants

NerrSnerr Sat 23-Sep-17 20:37:19

A bush is fine. What's the alternative? A discreet wee us better than an accident.

MonaChopsis Sat 23-Sep-17 20:37:26

Used to let toilet training DD do this at that age, as long as it's in an unused corner I think it's fine. Once they can hold off for 5 mins, they can go to a nearby toilet, but when they are little it's all about instant reaction.

ElizabethShaw Sat 23-Sep-17 20:37:42

Stick - if you're in a public place and your toddler suddenly needs an wee what's the alternative confused

Wheresmytaco Sat 23-Sep-17 20:37:44

My children never asked at that age.

I just turned around and was visually assaulted by a real life manneken pis. Better than pissy trousers though.

Liadain Sat 23-Sep-17 20:38:34

If you'd let a dog wee there, a child can't be too much worse. But don't let him wee in the actual playground - take him outside of it.

overmydeadbody Sat 23-Sep-17 20:39:17

I use the dogs rule too, if a dog can wee the then I let a child. So outside play areas, not inside.

A rainfall will soon wash it all away.

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