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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
My little one is due in a couple of months. I'm alone alot and will be alone when she gets here. I plan on wearing her in a sling as much as possible.

I was curious. If you're alone at a store and you need to use the restroom...is it doable while wearing baby? Would you have to take sling off first? If so, where do you set baby?

This is probably a really stupid question. Just one of the many questions that popped into my head. My daughter will be the ultimate guinea pig, as I am a virgin when it comes to taking care of babies, lol. TIA.
post #2 of 25
I can easily use the restroom while slinging a baby. One of the benefits of a sling!

The same is true of the Ergo, Baby Bjorn, etc.
post #3 of 25
I never used a sling, but many-a-time did I nurse (at home) while on the potty! Or held a sleeping infant. My advice? Don't wear button/tie pants until you've master the art!
post #4 of 25
I too, continue to wear the babe while using the potty....
post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks, ladies. At least I know it's doable...it seemed like it might be hard to do or impossible. Then again, I haven't worn a baby yet so I have no clue. Buttons won't be an issue--I'm attached to jammy pants, lol. Black jammy pants that look like dressy pants have been a lifesaver through this pregnancy!...and SOOOOO comfy! (And I'm sure it'll take awhile to fit into normal clothes after baby anyway I'm loving food too much lately, ha ha).
post #6 of 25
I've found it much easier to use the bathroom while babywearing that it was when I was verrrrry pregnant You'll get the hang of it quick!
post #7 of 25
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I've found it much easier to use the bathroom while babywearing that it was when I was verrrrry pregnant You'll get the hang of it quick!
That is so true! I have to admit it's becoming a problem now, but dd is 18 months and tends to try to kick my jeans back down or hook her feet in my belt when I'm trying to pull them back up.
post #8 of 25
I've had no problem when using a Moby or pouch, but I have to admit, it was a struggle yesterday in the coffee shop bathroom wearing my new Ergo. Maybe I will get better at it....
post #9 of 25
nak

I always found it easier wearing baby than not. Hands free!
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by Bella Babe View Post
nak

I always found it easier wearing baby than not. Hands free!
Absolutely easier! Good luck, you'll have it mastered in no time.
post #11 of 25
Caution: If you're wearing baby in a Mei Tai or anything else that has straps hanging down in back, remember to tuck them in before you sit down on the toilet. I made this mistake recently, and it was yucky!
post #12 of 25
LOL! Yeah, wet straps are nasty.

I actually have worn my 28 lb 9 mo old (he's now 7 yrs old) on my back in a NoJo while going to the bathroom. I think if you can manage a NoJo, which always feels like the kid is gonna fall out the top any minute, then a carrier that actually, really, truly holds the baby in will be a piece of cake.
post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by VernaBloom View Post
I've found it much easier to use the bathroom while babywearing that it was when I was verrrrry pregnant You'll get the hang of it quick!
That is so true!
post #14 of 25
Oh, those days were so much easier than, "No, honey, don't open the door. No, please don't open it...yes, the other way. Yes, if you lean on it like that it opens....don't touch that....those? Those are for sanitary pads. No! No! Don't touch! That? I have no idea but don't touch it! Please just stand..."
Totally easy to do the sling and pee.
post #15 of 25
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Oh, those days were so much easier than, "No, honey, don't open the door. No, please don't open it...yes, the other way. Yes, if you lean on it like that it opens....don't touch that....those? Those are for sanitary pads. No! No! Don't touch! That? I have no idea but don't touch it! Please just stand..."
Totally easy to do the sling and pee.

I KNOW!!! I makes me totally batty to be in the restroom with my 4 and almost 6 yo's. They do pretty good, but sometimes we wash hands several times before making it out of there....:
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by mama2mygirl View Post
Oh, those days were so much easier than, "No, honey, don't open the door. No, please don't open it...yes, the other way. Yes, if you lean on it like that it opens....don't touch that....those? Those are for sanitary pads. No! No! Don't touch! That? I have no idea but don't touch it! Please just stand..."
Totally easy to do the sling and pee.
Oh yes. It's so much easier to go while they're slinged or wrapped!

Sorry, I had to point this item out: BabyKeeper
For those of us who are baby wearing enlightened, I thought this was funny and well, just a little weird. A bit reminiscent of the joke dh and I have about using duct tape to keep our kids out of harms way.
post #17 of 25
Hang the baby on a hook over the door!
post #18 of 25
I brought DD to work with me often during her first few months, and I quickly discovered that the best toileting while babywearing strategy was to wear a skirt.

This is also true, and possibly even more so because of squatting low, when hiking while babywearing. True, DH could hold the baby if you are out in the wilds with him, but DD tended to fall asleep instantly when we put her in the Didy and set off on a trail, so removal would have been a pain.

FWIW, I find that wearing a baby in a front carry or carrier makes me have to go more often b/c she or the waist belt (like the Ergo) is pressing on my bladder. Not as much problem with a ring sling or back carry.
post #19 of 25

chiming in, too

Pottying was no problem with my ds in the hotsling. I'm getting better at going with him in the bECO--the waist of the bECO goes right at the waist of my jeans, but I'm getting better at it. Definitely easier to wear him to the potty than to have to hold him and go!
post #20 of 25
the only tip i will give you is DONT make your first atempt while out : home is best place to learn and dont wait till you realllllly got to go worse come you have to put baby down to pee
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