(Closed) Parents who change diapers in public places….

posted 4 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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1967 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Never! When dd was in diapers she was always changed in private. I’d find a clean bathroom or if I was somewhere with no bathroom I’d find a private place or go to the car put down blankets & a changing mat. Everyone didn’t need to see my babygirls business. 

Post # 4
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1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Ugh, that picture is gross. His feces is getting where people eat! That is so unsanitary. I mean, emergencies happen, but I usually see parents just run to the nearest bathroom with their kid!

Post # 5
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5481 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have changed my daughter in public.  I have a little changing pad thingy and I did it on the GROUND… not on a table where someone is going to EAT!!!  NASTY! 

Post # 6
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5854 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

[comment moderated for criticizing others’ choices]

Post # 7
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1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsEdamame:  ok that child is a little TOO big to be getting changed by her mom or in public for that matter. A one year old or younger, no i dont see a problem with it. Sometimes you have to do what you gotta do. When i was flying last time with my daughter shes 1.5 on a 2 hour flight you better believe i just changed her in the airplane seat next to mine (which was empty btw) but that lady obviously looks like shes in a restaurant (mc donalds it seems) which most definitely have changing tables soo yes in this case it is gross. but trust me you lose all embarrasment when you have a child, its just what you gotta do sometimes. 

Post # 8
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5854 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@lightmist:  Why couldn’t you change her in the bathroom? Sorry, I don’t get it. It’s never acceptable to change a soiled napopy in public, regardless of whether it’s a restaurant table or plane seat.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@barbie86:  i cant hardly fit myself in that bathroom how do you suppose i fit a toddler in there too? Airplane bathrooms are super tiny and when youre in the middle of a flight you have to do what you gotta do. Plus im so speedy with diaper changes i doubt anyone noticed. 

Post # 10
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2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@lightmist:  I completely agree. I didn’t have a problem with it until I saw the picture. If you’re changing a newborn in public I give it the benefit of the doubt but that child is GROWN & it’s just not hygenic to do that in an eating establishment.

 

Post # 11
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139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh, it bothers me too!  But I’m also not someone who was raised with small children in the family.  A large portion of it is that it’s just unsanitary.  As a parent, you might be used to changing diapers, but not the rest of the public around you is.  Just  recently while I was on a little weekend getaway, I’m eating lunch at a poolside grille when someone in a lounge chair is changing their babies poopy diaper.  Oh yes, that was REAL appetizing while I’m trying to eat lunch.  A mom might not think twice of it, but this is a public space and not everyone sharing it is OK with the look and smell of your childs stinky diaper while they are trying to relax or eat. etc…  its also another example of the restroom only being a few feet away.

Post # 12
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119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@barbie86:  Do you have children? It would be VERY difficult to change a diaper in an airplane bathroom. 

People should be SHOT for doing that? Get over it.

Post # 13
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10508 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Looking at the size of the kid, I wonder if she’s too big or heavy to fit on the changing pad in the washroom.

Yuck though!  Use a changepad and do it on the floor if there isn’t a better place.

Post # 15
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5854 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

Fair enough. 

 

Yet another reason they should introduce adult only flights. 

Post # 16
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2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Gross. On a plane, in a restaurant, near you car, WHEREVER- you should be able to find an appropriate place to change your child. I know airplane toilets are small, but make it work. It isn’t anyone else’s fault that you had a kid DX Don’t subject them to that. That’s jsut going wayyyyy too far.

 

My parents would NEVER do this. The only exception i could think of would be if maybe they took a baby to the beach, and there was no where to take baby (car was parked very far away, there were no restrooms, etc) My parents sstill would have done the changing while another kid or parent number two held a towel or something. Be respectable, I’m begging you…

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