Oh that's just disgusting. And correct me if I'm wrong, although I know sometimes you can't help it, and there isn't always time to prevent an accident, but isn't part of the potty training teaching your kids where its APPROPRIATE to go, i.e. IN the bathroom? And not peeing on carpet in the mall, or bringing a potty along with you on a shopping trip? To me, that seems like your're sending the message its ok to just do your business anywhere you like, anytime.That's the part that gobsmacked me: Isn't it inconvenient to carry a potty around? Isn't that why public restrooms are provided?
Or, if you're in that potty training stage, you get one of those fold-up potty lids
you can stick in the diaper bag or a large purse. Portable, doesn't get gross, and helps little bottoms sit on those big commercial toilet seats.
(We got stuck on the highway for several hours once when Babybartfast was potty training. Power was out in the city for a week and we - along with everyone else - were evacuating the tornadoes. Babybartfast had to go, and the floodwater was literally up to about ten feet from the edge of the highway, so couldn't go down among the trees . . . DH ended up having to hold the potty seat up while she sat on it, in full view of a zillion other people. And then she wouldn't go because there was grass tickling her bottom
It was memorable, at least . . .)