Having to "go"

@CatEyes (2448)
United States
January 20, 2007 11:34pm CST
What would you do if you were on a trip (long one) to where every, like vacation and your child or any one for that matter had to "go". There are not bathrooms near for miles and no other choice to do but what..... Would you force them to hold it or would you do what..... I know many people who get mad at their children when they have to go and make them hold it for an hour, then come to get them out and they have made a oopsy and be mad? Why? ANd then I know of others who say "go" in a cup, while the car is going? What would you do?
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@msmamaof2 (367)
• United States
21 Jan 07
WELL IF THERE'S NO BATHROOMS THEN THAT MEANS THERE'S NO SHOPS, ETC? IF WE'RE JUST IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE THAN NO ONE SHOULD MIND MY SON PEEING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD...LOL
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@CatEyes (2448)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Some are sticklers about "manners and such" I would do the same.
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• United States
21 Jan 07
It's no biggie. Pull over and go behind a tree. I've done it a million times. A parent that would get mad at a child for a natural and necessary biological function needs to be sterilized.
@CatEyes (2448)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I am laughing about sterilizing the parent. That was good.
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• United States
21 Jan 07
We usually take long trips and if there are not bathrooms in sight, we would definitely stop beside a road and let the child pee. I know what kind of feeling that is that u really need to go...so you should symphatize with others.
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@Shababy (140)
• United States
21 Jan 07
If there was no bathroom and my child, my husband or I had to use the restroom I don't believe in being uncomfortable especially if it were a child. I would pull over as soon as I could if out in the middle of nowhere and use anything in the car to put a drape around the person and allow them to use the bathroom and hope we don't get caught. That is what my parents did and if it was impossible I would give them something to use that they could go in and if they had an accident they had an accident. It is a normal body function it is not their fault.
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@yorb24 (2180)
• United States
21 Jan 07
Well we've had this problem before. We just pull off like near a forest and go near some bushes or a tree. Not a big deal. If you have to go, you have to go. I'd rather do that then going in my pants:)
• United States
21 Jan 07
as kids my dad would alway pull over on a gravel road we would then open the front door and back door on the passanger side and squat right there the doors providing some privacy of course while out on the river in the jon boat we had to hold on to the side and hang our rear ends over not to private and you pray a big wave doesnt hit the boat but it lets you get the job done.
@djbtol (5496)
• United States
22 Jan 07
You will do what you have to do. Kids can hold it for a while, but it may not be long enough. Little kids will often give you very little notice. If there are no facilities available, then make do the best you can. In the end, all the adults will get over it.
@sunshinecup (7880)
21 Jan 07
Well if there isn't a bathroom around that means there is plenty of trees or at least grass/sand. I would stop the car and let them go beside it. Just have them get on the passenger side, open both doors and they can step in between in full privacy and let it go. I would rather they water the side of the road than have to hold it for too long.
@babykay (2133)
• Ireland
21 Jan 07
I really think that children should try to hold on for a little while but they really need to go they should be brought behind a tree or somewhere private or somewhere that is ok to go. But why would you be so far away from anywhere that you would be unable to find a bathroom? I live in Ireland and most of the time you could find somewhere (I think, I am from the city, not the country). I suppose a big country like the US would be more likely to be very far away from anywhere. Personally I would be nervous being this isolated. Children's bladders are much weaker than adults and holding in can lead to infections...
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• United States
21 Jan 07
Well when they have to go they have to go. I will ask them if they can hold if they can't and there no bathroom in sight I would let them go in cup, bag or whatever is available. It is better then the accident they will have if they are asked to hold while it is not possible.
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@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
21 Jan 07
well i either pull over and let my son pee outside, i mean hey if a kid has to go he has to go, i will pay the fine if i get caught, or if he can hold it i will find a restroom for him, but i am not going to get made because he has to pee, but honestly it is my boyfriend that has the small bladder, so it usually him that we are pulling over for.
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@Garameo (902)
• Germany
21 Jan 07
stopping and into the hedge
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@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
21 Jan 07
Well, My son is young enough still, where we take his portable potty with us on long trips, because he's not always great at going before we leave.. and I wouldn't ask him to hold it that long, it's not really good for thier little bladders. ANd I dont think there is anything wrong, with pulling over and going outdoors.. bring a blanket so mom or dad can hold it up for privacy, and go! (it's alot easier for boys than girls obviously)
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@CatEyes (2448)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Ohhh that is a good idea. The portable baby potty. I will remember that one for the future. Good advice.
• United States
21 Jan 07
Just like many people told here, dont make the kid suffer just for nothing. If he is not able to hold, stop the car and relieve him on the road side. No one will stop and question you for that.
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@CatEyes (2448)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Oh I would not hesitate to let my son go on the side of the road; we have done it many times. I just know that my inlaws don't like it and I know others who don't let their children do so. I think it is stupid to wait. I even had my father in law not pull over when I was 8 months preg so I could use it, he said I could hold it for 30 more min. Ya right. He had a wet spot on his seat and he was pod. I could not help it, it's not like I went all the way, it just "leaked" I know it sounds gross, but hey.
@bonbon50 (659)
• United States
21 Jan 07
I was watching my girlfriend's daughter once and we were far from a bathroom in a park. So, I showed her that we could squat and pee in the woods. She thought it was great until she peed on her ankle; we both laughed so hard!
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@CatEyes (2448)
• United States
18 Feb 07
That does happen. Even I have done that, and it is irratating, especialy if you get a dribble on your underware.
• United States
21 Jan 07
Well honestly since weve always been like out in the middle of nowhere most our lives, when were on a trip we find a tree pull over and squat. It helps plant life grow. I know that where Im from its not illegal to do it. Or at least weve never gotten in trouble for it and weve had police pull in beside us and such. I hope this helps. This is my opinion.
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@CatEyes (2448)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I like that response, it helps the plants. I know that if you are caught here in TX you get a ticket. I think that is insane.
@kc_159_98 (144)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I spent 3 years driving over the road in everything from a cargo van to a straight truck. The vans and small box trucks aren't bad. Usually there is a gas staition or resturaunt within several miles that you can stop at. The straight truck was very hard. There are a lot of places that they can't go so finding a bathroom got to be hard. All I can say is that I got very good at using a cup while bouncing down the interstate. If it were my kids, I would pull over and give them the choice of the cup or outside. But I would try to avoid that situation by asking them if they had to go everytime we got near a rest area and stopping every two hours anyways just to make sure. I can understand why parents yell at their kids for that, but I don't think it's right. Road trips can be stressfull enough with just adults but kids get so bored and tend to get on their parents nerves a lot in the confined space of a vehicle.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
We were once in bumper to bumper traffic and our son who was about three at the time had to "go". We didn't want to pull over and make him try to relieve himself in front of all the cars in traffic and he was beginning to cry. We had a empty bottle in the front seat and we had him stand up in the back of the cr and go into that.
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@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I would stop somewhere to get that taken care off. It is ashame to make children hold on for too long, I don't think they're capable of doing that just yet.
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@cashnono (1135)
• Hong Kong
22 Jan 07
I dont have children so far. I dont know what should I do in the future when I have a child.