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Weeing by the veg in Morrisons

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slp123 Wed 17-Aug-11 18:21:01

Just wondered if what I saw today is usual. Little boy and his nan shopping, he needed a wee so she got the potty out if a plastic bag and sat him down next to the potatoes! I didnt see what she did at the end with the potty but I guess it had one those potty pads in.
Just wondered if this is usual/expected. My. DD sometimes sits on potty at home and so haven't really thought about having to go out with her when we do potty train fully but I did find it a bit strange- maybe that is just me though. The store toilet was just round the corner but maybe he wouldn't have been able to wait that long. As I say I am a novice to all of this.

SilveryMoon Wed 17-Aug-11 18:25:07

I did it. I pulled the potty out no matter where I was.
If I could get somewhere a little less public, then I would, but often not.
Ds1 sat on the potty in the veg isle.
Ds2 would never be happy with where I put the potty down and would have to put it in the middle of the pavement/walk-way

bibbitybobbityhat Wed 17-Aug-11 18:29:13


Makes me mad when people do this.

Unlurked Wed 17-Aug-11 18:30:06

Yuck. I definitely wouldn't have let my DD use a potty in the middle of a supermarket. I let her sit on her potty in public a few times but never anywhere that sold food/people were eating in/ had a toilet mere seconds away!

GossipWitch Thu 18-Aug-11 20:09:13

I've known friends who have whipped a potty out for there DCs to use, I have never done this myself I generally use pull ups whilst out shopping and pants at home and friends and familys homes etc, I occasionally take a potty with me on these occasions but if my DC needed to go whilst shopping I will find the nearest loo, if they make it or not, its ok because they are wearing a pull up. the pull ups last until I'm confident that they can hold it in for a few minutes until a loo or a bush is found.

hopskipandjump Thu 18-Aug-11 20:57:17

I agree - not pleasant at all

usualsuspect Thu 18-Aug-11 20:59:21

Bit yuk to do this when there is a toilet near by

LawrieMarlow Thu 18-Aug-11 20:59:44

I never did that, but never took a potty out and about either. Can't really remember, but we always seemed to be near enough to toilets to manage. Or maybe I just have children with large bladders.

bessie26 Fri 19-Aug-11 15:33:53

We haven't had to do this yet, but if DD1 says she needs a wee NOW, i'd rather she did it in a potty next to the veg, than on the floor next to the veg.

issynoko Fri 19-Aug-11 15:39:59

Well I think it's marvellous. If only Gerard Depardieu had his own potty.

nannyl Tue 23-Aug-11 09:08:38

would whip out a potty anywhere outside, and not bother about it

but never in the veg aisle (or any other aisle) of a supermarket.

i think all supermarkets have toilets dont they? and while i understand that children need to go quite soon, if they cant hold on for 30 secs while you pick them up and run to nearest loo (be it disabled/ baby changing room OR ladies) then IMO they arnt yet ready to be potty training

ShatnersBassoon Tue 23-Aug-11 09:13:48

I'd rather see a kid wee into a potty anywhere than see a kid wet itself.

Obviously the grandmother thought the options were 1)potty in the veg aisle, or 2) wee on the floor trying to get them to the toilet.

canistartagainplease Tue 23-Aug-11 09:34:38

If ever I or the girls were caught short whilest shopping in Morrisons, I politely asked at the customer service/or music sections if I could leave shopping trolley and nip to the loos. No rolled eyes or negative comments, staff were always lovely.
Potty use in this circumstance, was unnessary and thoughtless.

bessie26 Tue 23-Aug-11 12:42:56

Perhaps I'm missing something here, but what is the problem with doing a wee in a potty in the veg aisle?

Presumably the wee went in the potty & was then disposed of/hands washed etc in the supermarket loos? So none of it went on or within say 1metre of the veg?

Would have been ok if it had been the cat food aisle?

flyingintheattic Wed 24-Aug-11 21:02:31

It's unhygienic - aerosols are produced. You wouldn't keep food in the bathroom would you now?

Also it's not very pleasant for the other shoppers to have to see this.

If the child cannot hold it long enough to move the 30 secs to loo or even to a quiet corner of the store, then they are not old enough to be without pull ups and probably too young to be trained.

Also it's not really helping training if you teach a kid that he only has to say he needs to go and he can go there and then.

Milliways Wed 24-Aug-11 21:26:19

I used to carry a potty around in a bag. Once, we were at the hairdressers where DD used to toddle around playing with their broom whilst I had my hair cut. There was a load of laughter and DD had gone to the buggy, retrieved bag, extracted potty and sat on it in the middle of the salon!

Luckily, was only a wee & I took potty to their loo. All staff & customers just laughed but I was a bit blush

emmanumber3 Wed 24-Aug-11 21:30:51

I have never taken a potty out of the house with me. Both DSs used public toilets and, OK, this did involve several high speed dashes to the nearest convenience BUT I would much rather that than let my child sit on a potty amongst the veg at Morrisons shock.

Desiderata Wed 24-Aug-11 21:33:26

Not something I would do, tbh.

DS just did it naturally (with a lot of nagging). He didn't even have a potty, as I recall.

No wonder the world's going to potty.

Mollymax Wed 24-Aug-11 21:41:04

By reading this thread I can tell the majority of you have not got children with continence/ bladder problems.
If you had you would not be spouting crap about not going out without a nappy until old enough to hold it.
If that was the case my 10 year old dd would not be allowed out.

mum23girlys Wed 24-Aug-11 21:41:20

When my husband was in his teens he worked in our local coop and a guy came in with his son who needed the toilet. He pulled a cardboard box off a shelf, placed it on the floor and then let his son pee on it. I actually know the man in question and always have a giggle to myself when I see him.

Desiderata Wed 24-Aug-11 21:42:18

We're not spouting crap, Molly.

We just don't have kids with incontinence problems.

flyingintheattic Wed 24-Aug-11 21:45:49

Molly we are talking about kids without specialist problems and who are developmentally on target.

We are also talking about the appropriateness of the location. I'm sure most of us would agree that if your on the street and your kid needs to go, then you go.

flyingintheattic Wed 24-Aug-11 21:46:36

Also it is clear that this wasn't a on-off emergency.

Sidge Wed 24-Aug-11 21:46:45

I think if a child can't hold their wees long enough to get to a public toilet somewhere like a supermarket then they shouldn't be toilet training.

Using a potty near food is grim.

Mollymax Wed 24-Aug-11 21:50:00

It is another " hidden" disability though is'nt it?
If you saw my dd's , all who have bladder problems, you would not know.
So it is very easy to judge.
Mine have never wee'd by the veg aisle.

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