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#1 of 26 Old 06-03-2004, 11:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So today DD (2) and I were at the grocery store. I was wearing her in a Pseudo-MW I made myself and finally got it PERFECT (I have been wearing her since she was 6 months old, and it was never quite right) and then realize I have to go to the potty. So rather than take dd out of the sling (since I finally GOT it) I went in search of a bathroom and did my business all while still wearing my toddler.

So has anyone else gone to the bathroom while wearing their baby, or am I the only odd one?
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No way your not the odd one! It keeps them off the yucky floor! I do it anytime I need to. There is no way I would take him off, unless he is on my back, then I would take him off and give him to DH. LOL
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Always kept my kids in the sling when in public restrooms

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I've done it! Sure got some funny looks coming out of the stall, but hey, I'm used to funny looks by now
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all the time!
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I even do it at home sometimes. DD#2 fast asleep in the sling, there is no way I'm going to risk waking her up!
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keeps her off the floor, and from poking her head under the stalls to see who's doing what, lol.

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Oh, yeah, that's what we do. Bleuet would otherwise (and has) pop under the stalls to greet all the other women! Thank god he can't talk much yet, I can just imagine what he would say. ("Hiiiiii!!!!! I'm Bleuet! Are you pooping? Mommy poops too, didja know that? Look, your panties have flowers on them!")

I can't figure out what parents who use strollers do. I have taken Bleuet in the stroller into a handicapped stall, but you're really not supposed to do that if you aren't disabled and needing it. I always worry that some wheelchair-bound person will need it while i'm hogging it with my stroller.
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funny u should post that, as i was just thinking today if other people did it, now i dont feel so weird and alone!!!!!lol
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nods nods. Just got my sara's ride yesterday and used the restroom with him still hanging in it
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I do this when I'm out, and I have gotten some pretty silly looks. Oh well. If I didn't my curious little boy would be sticking his hands in toilets (wouldn't be the first time though ).
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Oh yeah- what are you supposed to do with them? Public bathrooms are janky.

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Count me in! It's so handy.
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If she's in the sling when I have to go, she just stays there-home or out. She's only 9 weeks though, too, so I can't just lay her on a hard floor in a public restroom. Do what you gotta do.
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This is too funny.... I was just thinking about this yesterday, when I was "taking care of business"! I figured I couldn't be the only one... good to know that lots of us do it!

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Oh thanks everyone for letting me realize how normal (at least among y'all) I am. I don't even use public bathrooms unless it is an ABSOLUTE DIRE emergancy (I drive out of my way to my good friend's house instead)
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all the time! i've tried on clothes (pants/skirts) with him in the sling too.
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Ditto! It's just so much easier to keep them on you. I do it at home all the time too.

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Oh yeah!! All the time. It keeps her from playing with garbage on the floor or trying to crawl under the stalls.

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I do. There's no way I'd put DD down on the floor in a public restroom...okay, once on campus at ASU, in a restroom that was clearly little-used and in a clean out of the way corner to change her dipe (no changing table or counter available), on a plastic mat. Oh, and in the mothers' lounge at Nordstrom.

But if it's just DD and I and I've gotta go, I take her in the sling or Kozy (and in the Kozy on my back is easier than on my front, because all the straps wind up knotted in front and are easier to keep track of.)

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I did it all the time!!!

I nannied a newborn for 6 months. His non-AP parents thought I was weird enough for wearing him in a sling around their house. Then, one day, I came out of the bathroom wearing him (he was asleep) and ran into the dad. He gave me the weirdest look and just walked away! :LOL I ended up quitting soon after. They were so anti-AP, I had a hard time working there. They thought I was
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Oh yeah! I've gone potty with Fallon in the sling too many times to count. Even around the house, I wouldn't bother taking off a sleeping baby just so I could pee.

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LOL! I have to do it! Stella is only 6 months so I can't put her down. I'm pretty good at it but I am sure people wonder what in the world is going on when they see us go in.

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I do it. quicker than getting her out then getting her back in. By the time I do all that I could have just went and been finish. Plus, I'm one of those that will hold it until I absolutlyhave to go, by then I don't have time to get her out.
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Yep.. When you gotta go.. well you gotta go! Better than letting them play on the nasty floor.

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