Daddy taking DD potty in public

Shannintipton - posted on 05/05/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I just had a scary thought. What has to happen when daddy take 4 yr old out in public and then has to take her to the potty. Thats real scary. I think he has done this before with no problem. But I have never really given this much thought before. Yikes. Do you have any thoughts? {:+)

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Jodi - posted on 05/06/2011

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My husband takes my daughter to either the parent's room or disabled toilets, generally. However, she is now 6, so he feels comfortable in smaller centres (where there sometimes ISN'T a parents room and the diabled cubicle is in the women's toilets) sending her in on her own and hovering outside. I guess he probably looks suspicious hanging around outside, but people can just get over it. He just doesn't feel comfortable taking her into the men's room, given the urinals.

Louise - posted on 05/06/2011

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If my husband is out with my daughter he takes her to the disabled toilets.

Shannon - posted on 05/05/2011

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Not sure about where u live but alot of place here in my area have "family restrooms" for just such occassions :-)

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Shannintipton - posted on 05/06/2011

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Jodi, I am sorry but that is funny. Yeah I am sure he wanted to go in there for a cheap thrill. LOL {:+)

Jodi - posted on 05/06/2011

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I didn't think about change tables. We just went back to the cars and changed them if we couldn't find a parent's room. But yeah, he's hanging out in the wrong places for parent's rooms, LOL. Most changing tables are in the ladies toilets if there is no parents rooms. But yes, things ARE changing. Given the stats on single parents/split families is so high, so they SHOULD provide appropriate facilities for both parents.

My husband told me that one day he went to the parents room, and there were quite a number of breastfeeding mothers in there (which he has no problem with, but he had to go in there to get to the toilets for our daughter) and they gave him some seriously filthy looks when he went in there, and THAT made him feel uncomfortable too. They really are between a rock and a hard palce sometimes.

Shannintipton - posted on 05/06/2011

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Jodi - No we dont have a lot of them but a few. I guess maybe we are going to the wrong places. . . He is taking her to auto shop stores and car washes. But food shopping and hospitals have them. I think they are becoming more popular. It just makes sense. Oh do you think they have changing tables in mens rooms yet? That I would like to see. just for fun. lol {:+)

Jodi - posted on 05/06/2011

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I wouldn't worry about it too much Shannin. It works itself out. Do you have a lot of parent rooms or disabled toilets where you are? If not, I know my husband had issues with his oldest daughter WAY back (she is nearly 19 now), and he used to just shuffle her through the mens room as best he could to the cubicle. But he DID say he always worried people would think there was some problem with him being a man, and her being a little girl......but the issue never actually came about. It really has worked out okay for him.

Shannintipton - posted on 05/06/2011

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@ Brooke Uh well they are men. . . ewe that was rude. What is she going to see? What are the men going to see. I know she is only four but still. . . Now that you mention it I dont know why I am concerned but I am. Thats weird. He doesnt take her to bars or anything so that is good. I guess I should just let it go. . . . There gone . . . Ah no, its still there. I dont know I guess just deal with it. Thanks for listening{:+)

Jennifer - posted on 05/06/2011

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My hubby has just always taken our daughter to the men's room. We live in a rural area, and not too many places have family restrooms, and if they do, it's only one, and usually a single person without any kids is ALWAYS in there. GRRRRRRRRRR don't get me started on that bit. I find it so rude when we have to wait 10min outside the family room and one person comes walking out and the whole thing stinks like poo! It's not a poo room, it's a family room!!!!
OK, sorry for that little ran. ; )

Brooke - posted on 05/06/2011

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My daughter isn't up to that stage yet at only 2 years old.. but I dont actually see the issue.. we have parent rooms in most places but in the shops, restaurants etc that we don't I feel as though it would be appropriate for my fiance to take her into the mens toilet with him into a cubicle. He is a very fussy person so I know he would scrub the toilet before he held her over the top of it lol.. What do you find scary about this scenario if I may ask?? :-)

Shannintipton - posted on 05/05/2011

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Thats right. I think that is what happened before. Oh I feel much better now. P.S. I like your name LOL {:+)

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