Kids peeing outside in public

United States
September 2, 2012 6:00pm CST
Where I grew up there was a nice sized park for kids to go play at. It had pretty much everything you could imagine for kids. The problem was there was no bathroom. I can recall several times as a child seeing another child peeing at the park and not caring, nor the parent caring, that he was doing so. That park was the first time I saw another boy's private parts and was also the first time I ever saw another kid's bare bottom. The parents didn't seem to care and there were even females around. That park still, 13 years later, doesn't have a bathroom and parents still don't care that their kids expose themselves and use the bathroom right out in the open. As a parent, if you were put in this situation and your child had to use the bathroom would you care that they just went out in the open? As a parent of a daughter would you allow her to go to a park or place like that?
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10 responses
@dsw313 (321)
• Philippines
2 Sep 12
Actually, my little girl (4yo) will never do that in public, she will insist to go home or find a bathroom, it is not proper to let your kids pee just anywhere they want to. It is not a good habit as they will get use into it till they grow up. Also, the one who maintain that park should also consider putting a toilet in there, as you told that it's been years and yet still no public toilet for the people who visit that park :(
• United States
3 Sep 12
i agree they should put a restroom at the park
@natliegleb (5191)
• India
3 Sep 12
that is kind of disgusting,someone should have gone up to them and said a word or so,since they are very young,they dont know basic manners which need to be inculcated
@sophonia (10)
3 Sep 12
So here in my country, park have toilet but no bathroom so here each parent accompany their children to the park but they must look after them because no one will be responsable for their children so parents or family must look carefully to their child in the part.
@pahak627 (3806)
• Philippines
3 Sep 12
It seems that we really don't care kids peeing in public. We'll just hope that this will change specially the girls. Your local government should do something about it. Maybe it needs some concerned citizen to bring this up to your local council.
@Ladybugs (404)
• Philippines
3 Sep 12
Hello there. I'm still single and I don't have any child yet. Maybe, if that would happen in the future that my child or children would like to urinate, but there's no comfort room around, maybe I'll leave that place and go to the nearest comfort room that I could find. I'm excited to have my kids also and maybe if I would have some daughters or sons in the future, I would really care about them. I would ask them how they're feeling. I would really be by their side when we go to some places like parks. Maybe, if they're still young that time, they won't even mind maybe seeing other kids peeing. Though, I wouldn't like them just to pee there because other people might see them and they might even look at me because I'm the parent. There are also some mischievous kids outside and I don't want them to make fun of my children. I would like to be always there with children when they're still young and I want to protect them too. Also, peeing just anywhere is not good because it wouldn't be clean anymore. I wouldn't like my future kids to go to a place like that. I hope in the future, they might also build a rest room near that park you are talking about so there wouldn't be problems when the kids or the whole family would like to pee or if they have their stomachache. If that would happen, that park would really be a convenient and good place to go to. Happy myLotting. :)
@prashu228 (6054)
• India
3 Sep 12
ohh, i don't have any problem, children peeing out, they are children, and also they don't have much control , like elders on all these things, and also they eat and drink what ever they want , and when ever, let them enjoy, why so many restrictions from now itself on these poor and innocent kids, we should just see that all these doesn't cause any disturbance to others, as long as others are not disturbed everything is fine.
• United States
3 Sep 12
If a child really needs to go I would have no problem with him peeing outside, but not in a public area.
@jenny1015 (13407)
• Philippines
3 Sep 12
Oh my! It doesn't look inviting for me to let my kids go there. And to think how stinky it must smell on that place. Maybe you could make a petition stating that a public comfort room should be installed in the park and let parents who often visit the park sign on it. Maybe that would help.
• United States
2 Sep 12
I would allow my child to pee out side before pissing on herself and having her feel uncomfortable till we got home. I don't see the harm in a child reliveing themselves. even if you pee before you leave the house who is to say the child won't drink something outside and have to pee. kids are inocent beings and anyone who could not see that is thinking other things that are not pure. I have seen grown men piss by their car doors and behind cars all the time. if they can do it you best believe a child can do it.
@WakeUpKitty (8726)
• Netherlands
2 Sep 12
In my country/culture it's not allowed to pee outside, it never was normal either. In some countries/cultures it's not a problem. We have plenty of parks etc where are no toilets. So what I don't understand is: if it's normal for us (esp. girls/women) to go to the bathroom before we leave the house, why can't boys/men do the same? How come they need to pee everywhere? Sorry but I have no respect for that at all. I have been in other countries where are plenty of toilets everywhere (always a place where you may use the bathroom), way more as in our country. So if you have a kid, use this option. Don't be soo lazy. I will not allow my kids to pee outside, no matter if they are boy or girl. They never did and the change they ever will is very small, perhaps if they are very sick.