Here's the real deal, folks: what to do with your kid when YOU have to use a public restroom. Andi bravely provides the details:
While out shopping with my toddler, I dread those calls of nature that send me running for the bathroom. It's great when you know that the bathroom is equipped for toddlers/infants (those little seat things with the straps are great, but unfortunately rare). Sometimes you can get the handicapped stall and just push the cart in with you. Unfortunately, not all public facilities are created equal and there's no way that I'm leaving my precious baby girl in the cart on the other side of that door.
In a pinch, rather than putting the baby on a potentially disgusting public bathroom floor, I have found that I can lower my jeans to knee level, and put one of my daughter's feet in each leg of my jeans alongside my lower legs. She thinks that wearing Mommy's pants **WITH** Mommy is really funny. She's kept off the floor. She can't escape. My hands are free.
Believe me, I know that this sounds a bit weird, but it works.
STANDING PARENTHACKER OVATION, ANDI!
What do you do with your baby or toddler when you need to use a public restroom?