Babysitter Gives Toddler Potty Chair to Use -- In the Middle of a Restaurant

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potty chairOh dear God, someone's done it again. Someone let a toddler go poopy in a potty chair at a restaurant. Remember the mom who let her twins potty train at a restaurant table? Well, reportedly a nanny in New York City let a toddler in her charge use a portable potty chair at a cafe. There's photographic evidence. (Shudder.)

But wait, before you judge! He wasn't actually at the table, just on the ground next to it. And it was an outdoor cafe, so, you know ... better?

No. Still gross.

And you know what? Knowing New York City parents, bringing a potty around everywhere was probably the parents' idea, not the nanny's. He's probably on some rigid potty-training schedule. And the nanny probably thinks it's a horrific idea, but she needs a job and can't afford to be high-minded about these things.

Couldn't she just take the kid to the restaurant's bathroom? Ha, probably not. I bet the parents have forbidden their child from using any germ-infested public restrooms -- hence the portable potty. Heaven forbid his precious Lordship's bum-bum make contact with the bubonic plague-infested facilities used by the masses! Don't you know -- it's nothing but prostitutes and junkies in those Upper West Side bathrooms all the time.

And obviously it's in the public interest that we all put up with the sight and smell of a pooing toddler while we dine outdoors as long as it's saving the child from exposure to cooties. Talk about believing your shit doesn't stink! (Or anyway, your kid's shit doesn't stink.)

In conclusion: Please, nobody ever do this ever again. It is gross.

Is it ever okay to potty train a child at a restaurant -- away from the restroom?


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Choco... Chocodoxies

There are an awful lot of assumptions going on in this article.  Granted, I don't agree with this whole potty in the restaurant business either, but if you are going to write an article let's stick to facts. 

lalab... lalaboosh

What a crazy amount of nasty assumptions! Why 'report' a story if you clearly don't have any details? Can I get a job at The Stir? I can do better than what's been coming out...

nonmember avatar Lbdmom

If you are going to plagerize an article maybe don't put a link to the original piece? The phrasing and wording is practically identical.

Chrystyan Ashlee-Marie Mulvey

i honestly don't see the big deal. heck, mothers breast feed their children out in the open... why not let the kid go potty too. granted i wouldn't let my child use the restroom in the open where everyone can see her, but i guess it all comes down to parenting.

Stephanie Garguilo

over reacting when toddlers are little they cant hold it as long by the time they say I need to go they mean it in fact if who ever wrote the article had ever read a potty training book lots recommend the little potties especially on car rides and when they are first learning people need to chill out its not you kid let the parents train him or her how ever they feel is best I admit it might not have been the most appropriate spot but it was better then having the toddler have a accident

Victoria Hilt

So you're equating breastfeeding to defecating in public? Please explain this more--because that is more interesting to me than this commentary.

Alisa Pruneau

breastfeeding in public, is the same as defecating, REALLY.  Everywhere u turn u see boobs on tv but thats ok.  what is wrong with people! Breast have a function just like your mouth obviously does!

nonmember avatar Katey

Ugh yeah i breast feed my baby and i'll be damned if their the same thing both very natural and a must but its completely different how dare you compare. you obviously didn't breastfeed!!!

gridi... gridironsmom

some kids wont use big potties. but at least take the little pottie to the bathroom to be used. (unless that would require her to take EVERYTHING with her becuase it was just her and the child...)

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

Breast feeding is eating which is perfectly acceptable in a restaurant. Using a potty is not acceptable. If I see my baby is about to poop I go over to the restroom because nobody wants to hear or smell a kid filling their diaper.

There is no need for it in a restaurant. If they can't hold it for two minutes to walk to the restroom then either they should still be in diapers or they need to stay home till they have more control.

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