EC Social Faux Pas?
I had to share this story because it's kind of funny but also maybe a rookie mistake? DH and I were out shopping for a long time and I decided to change DD's diaper. We just started ECing about a week ago and have so far only tried in the little potty at home. Anyway, I decided to see if she needed to pee, not really expecting it to work. I squatted next to the car in the parking lot and held her in ec position and cued her and lo and behold she peed! ....and...pooped....on the asphalt next to our car. I threw a wipe over the puddle of poop and used a napkin to try to get it mopped up w/o touching it. uck! I guess next time I'll try to at least find a bush...any thought on better places to do this? Has this happened to anyone else?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Sorry, that's hilarious. We usually travel with the little potty in the car, or at least cue her over a plastic bag if we think poop is a possibility. I don't mind pee anywhere, but poop's a bit ickier. Especially when it's newborn bf and hard to, um, pick up. HAHAHA again :) I love you.
Lol. This has happened to me, except DS was 10 mos old so the poop was easy to pick up, and we were in the parking lot of a deserted gas station. I knew he had to poop, we just didn't have the option to take him inside anywhere!
Hey, it's not like you took her potty on someone's lawn! lol.
Just want to let you know that I'm still laughing at this image. I can totally picture the noise that you made when you realized what was going on. Where are you? Laughing at you isn't nearly as fun if I'm not also laughing with you. :) I keep re-reading this post and giggling. MWUH!
lol, I'm here laughing too. I have to admit, I'm glad that I'm not the only one... Here I am ecing without a license and all... Maybe I SHOULD do some of that reading. I just keep seeing in my head a picture I saw of a lady happily peeing her daughter off of the balcony of her house. I guess that's the picture I had in my head when I tried it. Look how happy they were! Well, what if her daughter had pooped? I never thought about it until...OH NO! haha. Glad you're laughing WITH me.
Tear! I feel so out of the loop. Huge congratulations to you and your DH on your DD!
Anyway, it has happened to me not once but 3 times!
I even keep a potty in the car but DS prefers to pee standing and often prefers to poop standing too (will wait until pants are off but will not sit down on the potty).
Once I managed to grab the potty and hold it behind him and caught most of it, once he had on flipped down ecapants which caught most of it, and the last time it got on the car, his legs, and the ground, so we cleaned him and the car up, then my DH moved the car.
I ALWAYS cue over a plastic bag (a wet disposable diaper works in a pinch if we are using sposies on the outing). I just hold it down with rocks or similar handy objects if it's a windy day. Yes, the bag gets thrown away if it gets peed in too--it's not a perfect system--but it does prevent any embarrassing accidents.
The other day I saw a couple of Chinese ladies sitting on a park bench next to the path... where business people pass by on their lunch break... they had young babies and one mom was pooping her baby onto the dirt path for the longest time. They just sat there and chatted with the baby's butt out for all to see and the poop hanging out of the babies bottom. I didn't want to stare but when they left the poop had somehow been cleaned up. I always try to find a discreet corner.