This may not be the best question, but I would like to know how others are dealing with this.
How do you work with you LO as far as protection used and clean up from BM's (at home and away)?
Can you take your LO out and about for a few hours or the day? What kinds of items do you carry with you when you are out?
Do you take your LO to your own Dr. appointments? Can you safely leave them in the waiting room?
I may have more such questions down the road.
When we are out and about, I carry a bag full of my bathroom "kits." Each "kit" has one of the following, toilet seat cover, chux, change of disposable underwear and a regular plastic shopping bag (for the soiled items). I also carry a package of baby wipes and hand sanitizer in the "kit bag." When I get out of the car, I grab a few wipes, a kit and sanitizer, place it in the shopping bag and place it in my purse or backpack.
On a longer trip, I use a more presentable shoulder strap bag (I don't like taking my backpack or purse into a rest area bathroom) and add to it a bottle of water, change of pants, and medication. Having additional shopping bags never hurts to double bag if necessary.
I have had some good and bad experiences taking my husband to my dr appointment. The last time I did this I made the mistake of leaving f him in the car while I went in; the situation in the office was not ideal during the pandemic. When I returned to car, he was gone. Fortunately the lot was surrounded by trees, no roads or traffic. I started walking g around u til I saw him walking back to car. Now I always gave someone stay home with him, mostly his daughter who lives nearby. As to the bathroom issues I would carry disposable wipes at all times and go with LO to toilet if possible. Stay well. The
If I or her needs to use the bathroom we go to the ladies room and use the handicap stall . this also reduces the gasps of a man in the female bathroom. Most women are understading and are glad that I amhelping her.
Hi Mary! My husband does not have any bathroom issues…yet. But I do worry when we are in a store it restaurant and he needs to use the restroom. I always take him and stand right outside the door waiting for him.
I do not take my husband to my doctor’s appointments, because he is very anxious if I am out of his sight.
He can’t stay home alone any more, so there is someone with him when I am out. I do have a paid sitter 3 hours a week (he has a home health insurance policy that pays for this.) My sister moved in last September to help me take care of him…she had financial issues because of the pandemic, so we are helping each other out. I am blessed!
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