Sh*t literally went down in Crystal Palace. Get a travel potty!

I was having such a lovely day out with both toddler and baby at Crystal Palace Park. If you haven’t been then you should go; there’s so much to do in there for free with young children. The weather was great compared to last week’s thunder storms. No crying or whinging. It could have been the perfect day.

Until… Sat in the cafe; I felt the warm, bubbling sensation that is baby opening his bowels. I stared in absolute horror as the back of his T-shirt turned from white to bright yellow. It was literally all the way up to his neck.

“What the hell do I do with THIS in public? Leave the cafe, just leave!”

So I left with my chocolate covered toddler dangling out of the front of the pram and my bright yellow baby hanging over my shoulder. I know people were looking. I just tried not to make eye contact with anyone.

When we got to the toilets, I could have died. The was no way I could change my baby in there – it smelled like a sewer and looked even worse. Have you ever tried to change a baby who’s been dipped in poo, in the pram, in public, while trying to make sure your toddler doesn’t do a runner?

I was sweating, and the group of mums in their bare-foot, breastfeeding circle were staring at me like their kids don’t ever poo. (Don’t look at me!) It was one of the most flustering moments I have endured as a mother and it was about to get worse.

I’m halfway through cleaning baby when my daughter declares:

“Mummy, I need to poo.” 

She starts squatting on the grass. NO FREAKIN’ WAY!

The only thing that saved this moment from being my last; was the glorious travel potty. If I wasn’t able to whip that thing out when I did, I would have been in double doo doo.

At this point I have one half naked baby in the pram with a carrier bag full of crap in my hand and a toddler sat at my feet, straining. One couple decides that the bench next to us is the perfect place to have romance (pair of creeps) and I notice another mum walking towards me (I thought she was going to offer her condolences or services). But no, she smiles and points to her belly and says:

“I’m about to have another one. What’s it like having TWO little ones?”

Bless her. She looked so happy and hopeful. So instead of going into one (thought I’d save that you guys), I told her:

“It’s great. But you might want to get a travel potty!”

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25 thoughts on “Sh*t literally went down in Crystal Palace. Get a travel potty!

  1. Oh god that does not sound fun. Thank goodness for the travel potty. I will be sure to invest in one of those! Well done on getting through I would have been totally flustered too :). Thanks for sharing at #familyfun xx

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  2. Oh the joys! I was out with my friend once and one of my daughters said she needed a wee, so my friend said: I’ll take her! There were no toilets, so she hovered her over the grass. When they came back, my friend was bright red and so embarrassed, as she’d done a poo – it was on someone’s lawn! Where was the travel potty when I needed it?! Alison x #FamilyFun

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  3. That certainly sounds like a nightmare scenario!! Yay for the travel potty!! I hate it when changing facilities are disgusting. Not good! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

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  4. Ha! That reminds me of the time I had to change one of those types of nappy explosions that required a full change of clothes – in the stroller on a ferry. I live in Sydney. For some reason too, every time we get to a playground recently my littlest one who is now three says he needs to do a poo… *sigh*

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  5. This made me laugh, although I’m sure it wasn’t funny at the time! You did well to keep your cool. I wouldn’t have. Thank goodness for the travel potty! I will definitely invest in one when the time comes!

    Laura xx
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday 🙂

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    1. Honestly these kids throw some challenges at us! I’m sure there will be plenty more to come. Good luck with potty training when the time comes! Thanks for reading, I’m glad you enjoyed! Shaney x


  6. I enjoy what you guys tend to be up too. Such clever work and reporting!
    Keep up the excellent works guys I’ve added you guys to my blogroll.


  7. haha! hilarious! (not for you obviously, although well done for getting it together like that) but this seriously took me back, and I’m soooo glad I’m past that stage lol #kcacols


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