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Miriam2 Mon 16-May-05 14:07:57

My friend's child is picked up from school by a childminder who they've used for quite some time. My friend also has a toddler who comes to school for pick up. Last week I saw the childminder in the playground changing the toddler's nappy on a bench (picnic table type thing) Apart from the hygiene aspect (ugh!) I thought it was a bit off privacy wise and rather undignified for the child. She does come by car and could have done it in there presumably.

Anyway apart from the rights & wrongs of it, should I tell my friend? Don't want to be accused of stirring -is it any of my business? But think I'd want to know....

nutcracker Mon 16-May-05 14:09:03

Erm I personally wouldn't have a prob with that. Would rather she had changed the child soon than kept them in a dirty nappy.

So no i wouldn't tell her.

Hermione1 Mon 16-May-05 14:09:32

i agree with nutcracker personally.

WigWamBam Mon 16-May-05 14:10:48

I agree with nutty, too.

jessicasmummy Mon 16-May-05 14:10:54

another vote for nutcracker!

Cha Mon 16-May-05 14:11:32

Second what nutcracker says. I have changed my kids in the most dreadful of places because I prefer they have a clean bum to any dignity they or I may or may not lose in the process!

mummygow Mon 16-May-05 14:12:05

I used to change my dd anywhere I could just so long as she wasnt uncomfortable!!

Gwenick Mon 16-May-05 14:12:13

I wouldn't have a problem either - I'd rather someone (or me) change my Ds's nappy when and where it needed changing that leave him and risk nappy rash.

As for the hygeine aspect - who's hygeine are you worried about? If it's an outside bench it's probably been

Stood on (by shoes that have been stood in goodness knows what) by children
Poo-ed on by birds, cats, other wild creatures.
Have flies, carrying all their bacteria landing on it etc etc etc

nutcracker Mon 16-May-05 14:13:15

A girl could get used to this you know

lou33 Mon 16-May-05 14:13:32

agree with nutty too

mckenzie Mon 16-May-05 14:15:01

I do 'al fresco' nappy changes quite a bit as the changing table in the toilets at our local park is disgusting! Big time gross. The changing mat on the grass is a much better option and I use an extra wipe or 2 to wipe my hands afterwards (there is only cold water in the toilets and never any soap).

coppertop Mon 16-May-05 14:26:34

I think I would just be pleased that the childminder was quick to change the nappy tbh.

At the risk of Nutty getting big-headed, I agree with her.

nutcracker Mon 16-May-05 14:29:17

flum Mon 16-May-05 14:36:49

can't see anything wrong with it myself. have changed nappies in all sorts of wierd places.

your mate probably wouldn't be bothered anyway

Hulababy Mon 16-May-05 14:38:44

Agree with nutcracker and the others i I don't see anything wrong with this.

Now, if it was an indoor eating area, maybe so. But an outdoor picnic table isn't really clean in the first place.

WideWebWitch Mon 16-May-05 14:40:08

Don't see the prob either.

WideWebWitch Mon 16-May-05 14:40:22

So I agree with nutty

NomDePlume Mon 16-May-05 14:41:31

another one with nutty

batters Mon 16-May-05 14:44:53

Agree with nutty .

dinosaur Mon 16-May-05 15:01:46

I don't think I'd even have registered it as odd, tbh.

Have changed nappies in car before - bloody difficult.

robin3 Mon 16-May-05 15:11:06

You could always mention it as a good thing and let your friend decide if it's ok...so 'saw your childminder the other day carrying out a very efficient nappy change in the playground'... you're not sharing your views and if you feel she might not like it you've done your bit.

alison222 Tue 17-May-05 14:03:52

Also agree with Nutcracker. I'd rather change the nappy than risk child getting nappy rash. DD was VERY prone even if nappy was only on for 5 mins after she had pooed her bum would be scarlet and sore so got into the habit of changing whenever necessary.

HappyDaddy Tue 17-May-05 15:40:09

Why is changing a nappy on a bench worse than in a car? Because you can see it? Get over yourself.

Twiglett Tue 17-May-05 15:42:24

what's wrong with changing a nappy on a bench???

think you're making a mountain out of nothing tbh

Twiglett Tue 17-May-05 15:43:34

sorry didn't read responses first

totally agree with nutty

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