Trials of Toddler Toilet Trips

April 20, 2016 10 Comments
Toddler toilet

Trials of Toddler Toilet Trips!

I thought that being out and about with my 2 kiddies would be a lot easier when they were both out of nappies, but it turns out the trials of toilet trips with two toddlers is far more difficult!

The first problem when you’re on your own with two toddlers is that if one wants to go, you all have to go.  Standard cubicles generally are far too small for 3 to fit in, so I often find myself having to use the disabled toilet (naughty I know, but necessary).  Despite having more room, it seems that whilst my attention is focused on the one using the toilet, the dangling red cord is too much of a temptation to the other. Several times we have been meet by a knocking at the door to make sure everything is OK as the emergency alarm has been triggered!

When we have managed to squeeze into a small cubicle in a busy public toilet, the conversation between my two seems to focus on private parts. In a loud booming voice, Isla likes to say ‘we are girls mummy, and we have noonies don’t we?’ And they both like to tell the world ‘You have hair on your noonie mummy don’t you? Lots of hair!’ Err thanks darling for sharing my lack of personal grooming!

By far the most troublesome toilet trip was when I was Oliver.  Like most mums I took the opportunity to use the conveniences myself after he had finished. Despite my protests he started playing with the lock on the door.  The door was just too far away to reach, and he managed to open it, revealing myself sitting on the loo, trousers round my ankles, to the large queue of people waiting. I could have died of embarrassment! Whilst firmly scalding him I managed to get the door shut again. As I emerged from the cubicle I heard a few sniggers, but also received a few sympathetic looks, I suspect they were mums that have experienced similar things.

The trials will no doubt continue, until they are older enough to go on their own I’m fairly sure the trials of toilet trips will rage on!

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  • Davina April 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I can’t even tell you the number of times my eldest has tried to escape the cub ike whilst I am midstream and expose me to the world in all my pants-round-ankles glory. Usually when someone dares to use the hand drier, actually. Even the explanation that, logically, he is safer from the drying monster INSIDE the cubicle with me is yet to convince him not to make a bolt for it every effing time! #passthesauce

    • Kerry April 21, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      Ha ha! I forgot to mention the terror of the hand dryer, which adds to the fun! Thanks for your comment x

  • Sarah Howe April 20, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    tehe I love the toilet with my daughter 🙂 We always end in the disabled loos too and so much more space. I’ve luckily never been exposed…yet!! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    • Kerry April 21, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      Just you wait, I think it must happen to all mums at some point! x

  • Unhinged Mummy (aka Janine Woods) April 22, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    My two year old has just got dry in the day but I am dreading a fortnight’s time as we are off to Devon for the weekend but don’t drive so will be using buses and trains. I’m going to have to buy one of those travel pottys aren’t I?


    • Kerry May 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      They definitely handy to have, unless you forgot to take it with you like i have done on numerous occasions! x

  • Silly Mummy April 24, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Oh dear! My eldest is still stubbornly refusing to attempt toilet training currently, but the pessimist in me had already concluded that things probably only get worse for a few years once they do get out of nappies! #bestandworst

    • Kerry May 1, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      I was in no rush to get my second out of nappies. You ought to read my post A Nappy of Convience x

  • Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks April 28, 2016 at 5:37 am

    I am waiting for the day my son does this to me. I also get where is your willy mummy

    • Kerry May 1, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      Ha Ha, not had that yet, but i’m sure it will come. He did it to me again the other day!

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