A solution to parenting in a public washroom

Filed under: Toddlers Preschoolers, Places To Go, Health & Safety: Babies

I am traveling solo with Nolan over the holidays, and already I am dreading the inevitable public washroom dilemma. Inevitably, at the end of the plane ride, after wrangling with a squirmy toddler for two hours, I am in frantic need for a washroom. And there's no where to put Nolan.

I can bring him into the stall with me, sure, but he'll grapple with the toilet dispenser or try to stick his hands in the toilet, which is bad enough at home and completely intolerable in an airport bathroom.

So I was delighted to stumble upon this unconventional (but smart!) solution at Parent Hacks - let your toddler stand on your pulled-down jeans.

Asha Dornfest explains:" I have found that I can lower my jeans to knee level, and put one of my daughter's feet in each leg of my jeans alongside my lower legs."

I'm not totally convinced it will work, but it's definitely worth a shot. There is nothing sacred in mommyhood.


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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.
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