LET PARENTS PEE!!!!
As a mum of 4 little boys, I have a lot of experience in visiting places with small children.
The thing that keeps cropping up, again and again, is that there is currently no easy way for a parent to go to the toilet when out with their small people.
It sounds so simple, but you come across several issues.
1. Buggies won't fit in a cubicle, and you can't very well leave a buggy with a baby/toddler out of site while you nip to the loo.
2. There is nowhere safe to put babies in slings.
3. A toddler who is still at the "touch everything and put everything in their mouth" stage can not be left wandering the cubicle. *don't eat that*.
4. Don't get me started on the walking preschooler that tries opening the door when your mid pee, and the door is "just" out of reach!
2 simple things would really help parents pee.
A "2nd" high bolt / lock on toilet doors (a lower one for general use, and a higher one for those with preschoolers who like to open the door before you have had a chance to pull your pants up).
A toddler wall seat inside accessible toilets, so parents can strap their inquisitive toddler to stop them trying to lick the toilet bowl.
I am not sure why this conversation has to be had, but it is long overdue. and I do think we need to start asking venues to think about their customers' pee :).
To encourage our lovely local venues and attractions to take some simple steps to let parents pee... I will be creating a "Parents can pee here" list of all the venues/activities that have at least a "top bolt/lock". If they have the toddler seat too then I will add a gold star next to their name! they will need to send me proof, and I will attach a photo with their listing :D
Come on.. guys. a bolt only costs £2.56 https://tinyurl.com/letparentspeelock
What's been your experience with this?
On most occasions just had to leave the venue and come home to use the toilet, which seems a bit crazy, especially when it is a soft play, swimming pool, family restaurants even Hospitals and public toilets.
Not everyone can cross their legs and wait for the drive home, especially when they have just forked out £30 for soft play tickets or access to the swimming pool. https://localfamily.events/blog/details/let-parents-pee-1031
So please share this with your favourite venues.... and ask them to let you pee.. let's see what happens! :) If you are out and about and are luckily enough to find a loo that has added some "Let parent pee" locks. then let us know :D
CURRENT LIST OF VENUES THAT LET PARENTS PEE
ZERO <-- GET LISTED