This week’s question came from Veronica Samuels, who asked…
“Where’s the Craziest Place You’ve Done IT?
So, as interesting and funny it would be to talk about the craziest places we mothers have conceived babies, we’re just not that type of blog. But, what about after conception? Mothers of the world, tell us about the craziest places where you’ve given birth, changed a diaper or breastfed! Where’s the craziest place you’ve done it?”
Here are what some of our World Moms had to say…
A. Roselyn of California, USA writes:
“San Francisco, CA is very liberal and it is California law that gives mothers the right to breastfeed in public places. So I have fed my daughters, especially little girl, anywhere and everywhere. The craziest: walking down the street. Once I got her latched, we were off and running!”
Veronica Samuels of New Jersey, USA writes:
“I once managed a diaper change on the floor of a bathroom at a pub in London. There was nowhere else to change her! I know, you’re thinking, what was I doing with a small child in a pub? It was lunchtime, and it was smoke-free! I had to put down disposable changing pads under my changing pad to make a nice barrier from the floor. 🙂
I definitely breastfed in that same pub, but some other places I’ve done it are at the beach — I felt so ultimately freeing and with nature — and in a crowded Starbucks (coffee house). A baby needs her milk!”
Tara B. of Washington State, USA writes:
“The craziest diaper change was in the back of my husband’s two-door sports car. We were snow shoeing with my toddler and parked by the side of the trail on a snowy, icy mountain road. He had a horrific poopy diaper, and I had to peel of the layers of snow pants and long underwear to get to the scene of the mess. My son stood in the back (because we had too much jammed in the car to lay him down), and I successfully cleaned him and re-applied all his layers. I didn’t even have to take off his boots!”
FireCrystals of India writes:
“The craziest place I had to change a diaper was in our car while attending my sis-in-law’s wedding. I was in a silk sari, it was 2pm and blazing hot, the car was parked in the sun, and Baby kept squirming every way – it was the perfect recipe for a disastrous diaper change.”
Maggie Ellison of South Carolina, USA writes:
“I breastfed anywhere I needed to and I think I may have flashed more people than a stripper in the process. The beach, the train and the movie theater may be the most unusual. I am less public about diaper changes for sanitary reasons and I have always given birth in a hospital.”
Kyla P’an of Massachusetts, USA writes:
“The coolest place I’ve had to change a diaper was in one of the guard towers of a remote section of the Great Wall in China. It was late November so it wasn’t just a cool concept, it was down-right freezing!
On the breastfeeding front, with my second child we purchased an Ergo baby carrier. Once I had it figured out, I could wear it in the front and breastfeed just about anywhere, sometimes even while grocery shopping, which didn’t seem crazy to me but then it’s all a matter of perspective isn’t it?”
DC Blogmama of Washington, DC, USA writes:
“This one isn’t that crazy — but I had to change a VERY poopy and stinky diaper (maybe it was a wardrobe change) in the actual cabin of an airplane. It was a full flight (Thanksgiving weekend) from DC to Atlanta, but luckily nobody complained! I think we had landed so people were somewhat distracted. Phew – stinky!”
Eva Fannon of Washington State, USA writes:
“For the working moms…let’s add breast pumping to the mix. I have had to pump in an airport bathroom while on business travel.”
What about other moms out there…where is the craziest place you’ve given birth, changed a diaper or breastfed?
And do you have a question you would like to pose to our WMB writers? If so, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see what they have to say.
Visit us again on Sunday to pick up the travel itinerary for next week!
– World Moms Blog
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