Potty Training: Public Toilets, the Ultimate Enemy

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Potty Training: Public Toilets, the Ultimate Enemy

Postby 914 » 13 Apr 2012, 09:15

Here's a funny little article on public toilets and the newly potty trained child. It is one of my biggest fears, second to child kidnapping and being vomited and on at a cocktail party.

I still don't know how to get my son to pee in the public toilet without touching anything. I've held him straight like a plank over the toilet - didn't work, let him use my knee as a "booster" - didn't work, so have resorted to wiping the toilet bowl down on the outside, then layering the front with TP, but he's shorter than the bowl itself so almost always touches the toilet somehow. Ech. And we once used the squat toilet and heck if I know how to get him to pee in there without stepping in or spraying pee on his shoes. I wish I could just have him pee in a cup. So glad Mr 914 handles the bathroom sitch most of the time.

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Re: Potty Training: Public Toilets, the Ultimate Enemy

Postby Dragonbones » 13 Apr 2012, 10:35

Great link!

I think a cup is a good idea. I mean, why the heck not? Do what works. :lol:
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Re: Potty Training: Public Toilets, the Ultimate Enemy

Postby Nuit » 13 Apr 2012, 10:42

Ah, the advantages of having a daughter! Plus I'd always use the disabled toilets where possible. Usually much cleaner, and a lockable environment. Like your own toilet at-home.
Couldn't you reverse position your boy on the squat toilets, so that he's facing away from you? Then if he misses, it's going to go north, rather than south :ponder:
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Re: Potty Training: Public Toilets, the Ultimate Enemy

Postby sandman » 13 Apr 2012, 15:49

914 wrote:Here's a funny little article on public toilets and the newly potty trained child. It is one of my biggest fears, second to child kidnapping and being vomited and on at a cocktail party.

I still don't know how to get my son to pee in the public toilet without touching anything. I've held him straight like a plank over the toilet - didn't work, let him use my knee as a "booster" - didn't work, so have resorted to wiping the toilet bowl down on the outside, then layering the front with TP, but he's shorter than the bowl itself so almost always touches the toilet somehow. Ech. And we once used the squat toilet and heck if I know how to get him to pee in there without stepping in or spraying pee on his shoes. I wish I could just have him pee in a cup. So glad Mr 914 handles the bathroom sitch most of the time.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb ... 23409.html

Mine has taken, in the last couple of weeks, to going by himself. Won't have anyone helping him. I just make sure he washes his hands afterward. Unless he's been picking dung beetles out of dog poop. Then he has to wash before AND after. Next milestone is when he can wipe his own behind. "Daddy! DADDY! COME AND WIPE MY BOTTOM!" is something I hope soon not to hear ever again...
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Re: Potty Training: Public Toilets, the Ultimate Enemy

Postby Nuit » 13 Apr 2012, 16:19

sandman wrote: "Daddy! DADDY! COME AND WIPE MY BOTTOM!" is something I hope soon not to hear ever again...


I get

"Daddy! DADDY! I've finished POOING AND WEEING!"

but it amounts to the same thing once you get there.
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Re: Potty Training: Public Toilets, the Ultimate Enemy

Postby 914 » 13 Apr 2012, 16:41

sandman wrote:Mine has taken, in the last couple of weeks, to going by himself. Won't have anyone helping him. I just make sure he washes his hands afterward.

You mean at home, right? Home is fine for us. It's public toilets that I dread. He, like me, only goes #1 at home, thank goodness.

Ours wants to do everything himself, even wiping his butt. We have disposable wet wipes and he gets to wipe, then we (usually I) double checks with an extra wipe or two. Otherwise, you know how the male humans are: they leave tire marks if their mommies are not around. :D
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Re: Potty Training: Public Toilets, the Ultimate Enemy

Postby Petrichor » 13 Apr 2012, 16:51

914, please stop posting new threads. You always manage to find topics that bring back memories I'd successfully repressed. :fume:

When we first arrived here my son had a huge stress out about pooing in a public squat toilet, which lead to a literally fifteen minute loud conversation involving his high anxiety and my supporting, encouraging, pleading, trying-to-stay-calming, to the great interest and entertainment of the many women that visited that toilet while we were at it. I won't say more. It will offend his dignity and I've gotten in trouble for that kind of thing before.

And I've had it the other way too. Try using a public toilet yourself with an energetic two-year-old who keeps trying to open the door when you can't quite reach it to both keep your bum on the seat and hold the door closed at the same time. Meanwhile, the child is asking, 'Mummy, what are you doing? A wee or a poo? What? I can't hear you. Is it a wee or a poo? Mummy, why are you whispering?'

Mother of three boys divulges a secret: boys can pee sitting down. Seriously, it's a lot less trouble to hold a finger in a good position than try to reach a tiny peepee over a high bowl, though I think I've done the propping them on your knee thing too.

Actually, the parents of boys have it easy. 'You want to pee, son? Go find a bush. I'll keep watch'. 'You want to pee, girl? :runaway:
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Re: Potty Training: Public Toilets, the Ultimate Enemy

Postby Isha » 13 Apr 2012, 16:55

Very soon one of those ladies is going to be me. I always wondered how I am going to handle that! But then, it seems too complicated to give it a thought :cool:. I would probably carry a support for my son to stand on.
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Re: Potty Training: Public Toilets, the Ultimate Enemy

Postby divea » 13 Apr 2012, 17:10

Dragonbones wrote:Great link!

I think a cup is a good idea. I mean, why the heck not? Do what works. :lol:


Before we had children we met a family on a train in CHina, that would make their brat pee in a bottle, sprite bottle. I saw the whole thing...I thought it was because they didn't want the li'l emperor to walk upto the loos he was 4 maybe!
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Re: Potty Training: Public Toilets, the Ultimate Enemy

Postby sandman » 13 Apr 2012, 17:17

914 wrote:
sandman wrote:Mine has taken, in the last couple of weeks, to going by himself. Won't have anyone helping him. I just make sure he washes his hands afterward.

You mean at home, right? Home is fine for us. It's public toilets that I dread. He, like me, only goes #1 at home, thank goodness.

Naw. He's an equal opportunity defecator. He's quite happy to pinch one off in a squat, a sit-me-down or behind a bush.
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