I have two daughters, ages 3 and 5. They don't even give a second
thought to squatting in the woods (or the desert). However, remember
that when LITTLE girls squat, the squat RIGHT over their bunched up
pants. That means they pee/whatever RIGHT on their clothes. The 5 year
old has it figured out, but I think that's due in part to practice and
in part to her changing proportions (her legs are proportionally longer
than her 3-year-old sisters'). SO...what we do with the little ones is
ALWAYS go with them (a given, anyway) and hold her around her chest
under her arms so she can rock back a bit in her squat. That generally
keeps the waste off her clothes.
Don't delay! The sooner they get out there, I think the more
comfortable they are with it (before those societal norms set into
their spongelike brains).
Happy Poo Year! ;) (Couldn't help myself)
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 17:30:47 -0000
From: "gaabrielbecket" <gaabrielbecket@...
Subject: toilet matters
I have three small kids and like to take them camping and hiking and am
thinking about what to do about the bathroom when you're out in the
boonies. This issue may have once been addressed in previous posts and
is somewhat delicate but does anyone have suggestions or product
reviews? What do you do? Bag it? Bury it? Is there a good
inflatable potty that'll take up not too much space in my pack?