Our first ECing summer my son was a non mobile baby. So I was still just so happy to be "catching" a pee to think about the appropriateness of where we may have been doing it (a tree, a parking lot, the side of the road etc). No one ever said anything and often people smiled at us.
This spring and summer my son is/will be a walking talking toddler. I find myself wondering how to handle the balancing of his needs, and the needs of others.
ask him to wait till we can get to a restroom,
and If we can't just tell him to pee in his diaper.
say who cares what people think and continue to let him pee when he needs to.
If so when do I stop letting him do this and teach him that he needs to pee in the acceptable locations.
I do have a car potty and use it. I'm never sure what to do with the contents once he is done.
Obviously there will be times when asking him to wait till we get in the store to pee instead of doing so in the parking lot will be fine. However there are also times when that is not an option, because there are no restrooms where you are, there is a super long line to get in etc.
So what do you do? What did you decide, and how have your los responded to your choice at the time and in the long run?