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post #41 of 72
The question for me would be, "When DON'T you go to the bathroom holding your baby."
And the answer would be, "Almost never."
post #42 of 72
Considering how many moms at playgroup seem to get excited when they get to pee by themselves I think it's pretty common. I've done it a lot, partly because I have a hard time relaxing enough to do the job if there is a child screaming.
post #43 of 72
All the time - both at home and out and about, either wearing the baby or just holding in my arms.

I've even held the toddler and nursed the baby while sitting on the toilet and DH was out of town...not the best experience ever.
post #44 of 72
Way too many times. It is so hard to do now when I am in a public bathroom, trying to hold my heavy, fit throwing 15 month old who still refuses to walk and therefore can not stand while I pee. I really only wear skirts, etc.. that can be pulled up with one hand right now.
post #45 of 72
all the time. the cat box is in the bathroom and is veeery interesting.
post #46 of 72
More times than I can count, LOL. I was just thinking the other day how absolutely awkward it was that I was sitting on the pot while rocking my daughter because she had been crawling around and knocked her head on the bathroom cabinet door. Of course I picked her up right away to comfort her but I had to mentally chuckle at the situation and wonder how funny it might look to someone who walked in on us. LOL.
post #47 of 72
truer words have never been spoken, gina! sup
post #48 of 72
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Originally Posted by WindyCityMom View Post
Have you ever gone to the bathroom while holding/wearing your baby? I'm curious.
.. you mean that isn't what moby wraps are made for?

and for the record, she's pooped in my hands and on me.. so she'd better not complain!
post #49 of 72
oh yes. all the time in the carrier. sometimes in my arms... mostly in the middle of the night when if I keep holding her she'll go back to sleep easily, but if I set her down she'll scream and wake herself up fully. i've nursed her there, too
post #50 of 72
All the time.

However, I think my grandmother was secretly horrified when I did so at her house. My son is so mobile that I could not leave him with her.
post #51 of 72
For us it's less of a question of "When do you" as it is "When DON'T you"! Actually, Cecilia's gotten a lot more interested in playing with toys these days, so I do get to go alone quite often. But there are definitely still times she comes with me! And she ALWAYS comes with me in public unless my husband's along.
post #52 of 72
all the time.
post #53 of 72
Not so long ago I would have answered, "how else do you go to the bathroom?" DS is 20 mos now and I enjoyed a few brief weeks of bathroom solitude before the peepee and caca fascination stage set in. Now he may be independent and safe enough to leave for a few minutes, but he won't let me go without an independent observer! It's as if he's doing research.
post #54 of 72
Daily.
And yeah, pulling up your pants one-handed is difficult.
And fyi - if you are doing ec and you go to pee with baby on your lap, you WILL get peed on. Ask me how I know.
post #55 of 72
DD is only 8 wks old now, and so far, most of the time I don't have to take her. At home, if she's awake and upset, I stick her in her Rock & Play Sleeper so she's right by my face...if she's calm, I leave her where she is or put her on the floor. Hah - I notice that she tends to poop when I do. It must be triggered by the (ick) smell. Or if she's in the Moby, that works. When we're out, usually we're at a doctor's office or with friends or family, so I just hand her off to a nurse or a friend. So far, everyone is more than happy to snuggle her for a few minutes.

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Originally Posted by kayabrink View Post
And fyi - if you are doing ec and you go to pee with baby on your lap, you WILL get peed on. Ask me how I know.
That is the #1 reason I've not been tempted enough to try EC. Not because I don't want to get peed on exactly, but rather because I don't want the smell of pee to become the norm as part of my perfume cocktail, like spit up has, to the point that I don't notice anymore. Today a 5 yr old hugged me and said, "You smell like milk!" I can only imagine...
post #56 of 72
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Originally Posted by JessieBird View Post
but he won't let me go without an independent observer! It's as if he's doing research.
one of the women i work with had a son who insisted on saying goodbye to everyone's poop. he caught on that if you are in there for a while that's probably what was going on and he would get inconsolable if you flushed without him.
post #57 of 72
I tend to have babies that never want to be put down, so if it weren't for using the bathroom while holding them, I would have listened to a *lot* of screaming and crying. Quite frankly, this was one of the things that slings made so much easier. Much easier to wipe!
post #58 of 72
I'm amazed and impressed by (and a bit envious of!) people who have never had to do this, heh.

I babywear, don't own a stroller, and spend usually around 8 hours of every weekday out of the house with my kid. So I generally wear him or hold him while going to the bathroom at LEAST once every day.
post #59 of 72
Absolutely, at home, at friends' houses. Once on a walk in the woods with her in the moby.

And (way TMI) early on, still healing from a 4th degree tear, it would take me a long time and a lot of courage to poop - and once as she slept in the moby and I sweated and tried to breathe deeply, and was too scared to push she let one rip herself and inspired me - like a little poop midwife! I cracked up.
post #60 of 72
this is getting too funny!!!!
i love the "little poop midwife!"
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