Publicly Shaming Moms For Potty Training Accidents Isn’t Helping Anything

mom-shamed-for-potty-training-accidentA Missouri mother is embarrassed and angry after a checker at a Dollar General store shamed her for what she considered to be an inappropriately dressed child. The two year-old was in underwear and a t-shirt at the time – her had mom changed her out of her wet clothes in the bathroom after a potty training accident. I don’t see the point of shaming a mother who is doing her best in a difficult situation. Mind your own business.

Samantha Sargent‘s recently potty-trained daughter had an accident. Mom did the best she could do at the time – she grabbed a new pack of underwear to buy and took her daughter to the bathroom to get her wet clothes off and change her. When she got to the checkout to pay for her stuff, the checker told her that her daughter wasn’t “properly dressed for a public place” and that she needed to leave the store.

I don’t know that there’s a “right way” to handle a potty training accident – I think all parents just kind of roll with the punches when that unfortunate event occurs. When it happens at home it’s one thing, but when it happens in public there is a whole other level of stress to deal with. I think Sargent did her best with the situation. I’m not quite sure what the checker expected her to do or why she was so distraught at the sight of a two-year-old in underwear. Big deal.

Sargent took to her Facebook page to complain about the incident:

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 11.29.41 AM

 

I totally understand the mom’s annoyance here. She was checking out, so obviously soon to be heading out of the store. What was the point of telling her she needed to leave? It just sounds like someone being a jerk for no reason.

The manager of the store took to Facebook as well, with her own thoughts about the incident. She said, “OK so people give me your thoughts. Who thinks its [sic] OK to have your young daughter in a public place with underwear and a t shirt. Mind you the t shirt didn’t cover the underwear and it barely covered the t shirt.” This didn’t help things.

The Dollar General corporate office apologized for the incident and promised “additional training” for the employees in Holt. Can you train employees to mind their own business? Because that’s all that really needed to happen here.

(photo: Facebook)

Share This Post:
    • middleofnowheremom

      You know, I had a 3 year old have an accident in a store, and a total stranger kindly ran and grabbed him something off the rack and pulled the tags off and then went up front and paid for them, and let the cashier know that he’d had an accident. By the time I got him changed, out the bathroom, and calmed down (he was so upset with himself) the entire situation had been cleaned up. When I got to the register the cashier told me the stranger had paid for the underpants and told my kiddo not to worry about it at all, gave him a sticker and sent us on our way.

      Why can’t there be more people like that in the world? Why do some people have to be such assholes?

      • keelhaulrose

        I was once at a restaurant when the baby in the booth next to us had an epic blowout. The mom was embarrassed, even more so because she had forgotten a spare set of clothes (and we all know not having a spare set is an indicator that there will be poop). As soon as she got out of the bathroom carrying her now only diaper clad baby there were three of us (myself included) holding out our spare outfits for her. She didn’t choose mine (I had a frilly pink thing, she had a boy) but she was in tears and got us gift cards as a thank you.
        Honestly I didn’t expect anything. I thought you just helped each other out. I hate how parenting has become less a village and more a solo expedition.

      • middleofnowheremom

        You ma’am. Are a saint. I have boys, all my friends have girls and truth be told, more than once they’ve ended up with pink, purple, lace or ruffles on. The plus side of this, I have a 6 year old that thinks nothing about having pink t-shirts in his drawers.

      • Obladi Oblada

        I would have done the same if I’d been able to.
        Whaddaya gonna do? Shit happens. ;)

      • Kelly

        I was at the zoo last weekend and a bird pooped on a toddler and grandma right next to us. The toddler (understandably) started an epic, stage 5 meltdown…so I dug through my diaper bag and came up with a t-shirt and a bunch of wet wipes…helped them clean up and change the baby. Because that’s what you do, when people need help. I would have done it (to the extent I could) before I had a kid too. What in the flying eff is wrong with people? Also, poor baby, made to feel like she did something wrong when she had an accident AND like her little thighs got her in trouble. That is terrible.

      • momma425

        I completely agree.

        I can even understand giving mom a side eye about the kid wearing just underpants and a t shirt, but once mom has explained that the kid had an accident and they are clearly leaving…what is the point of taking it any further and making everyone else feel bad?

    • http://www.twitter.com/ohladyjayne allisonjayne

      Oh my gosh, I’d be livid. I’d already be on edge because of the accident and then to have that happen? Ugh.

      • middleofnowheremom

        Seriously, all people like that do, is upset the kid and make them feel even worse then they already do.

      • Maria Guido

        I know, right? Like you’re not already horrified enough.

    • Natasha

      Kids have accidents. And a two year old running around an undies and a tee shirt for a little while isn’t that big of a deal. That cashier needs to sort out some priorities.

      • middleofnowheremom

        She didn’t mommy shame as much as she shamed the child. Good gravy, she’s going to give the kid a complex by embarrassing them in front of others. People suck.

      • Spongeworthy

        Eh, I can understand why the cashier would initially ask if the little girl had shirts on. Same as I’d understand if the kid wasn’t wearing shoes. I’m sure they don’t want a bunch of kids running around the store sans pants. Once mom explained why she didn’t have any on, and that they were on the way out, she should have dropped it there IMO.

      • Spongeworthy

        Whoops that’s supposed to read “shorts on”

      • middleofnowheremom

        LOL! I read it to say shits… whoops.

      • Spongeworthy

        Haha now that would have made for a very interesting story indeed!

    • kcore

      I really don’t get the point… I mean, they were clearly on their way out of the store. There was no reason she needed to point anything out.

      • Surly Canuck

        This was my first thought, too. If she really wanted them out, she just had to scan the last few items faster. No fuss, no muss.

    • Stephanie

      She was 2 years old. Had she not been potty trained yet and was just wearing a diaper and t shirt would the cashier have cared?

    • Spongeworthy

      I feel bad for the kid, mostly. She must have been really embarrassed.
      I hope though that if any pee got on the floor, mom either cleaned it up or let an employee know what happened. Too many times at my old job parents would bring their kids in and make a mess in the bathroom, then just leave it there. One time a kid had an accident (not her fault), and mom asked to use our restroom to get her cleaned up. Sure. Later went in the bathroom to find the floor all wet and the kid’s wet underpants sitting in the middle of the bathroom. Come on now.

      • personal

        I don’t think all 2-year-olds are embarrassed by potty accidents. I don’t think mine would have been.
        But the cahier and the manager were jerks. Seriously. She’s TWO. She can’t be immodest. Even if she had been naked, it was the cashier who was out of line.

      • Spongeworthy

        I don’t disagree that the employees were out of line for escalating the incident, but I do think the cashier initially was fine asking if the kid had shorts. Stores don’t want pants less, shirtless, or shoeless people in their stores. It’s not about modesty, it’s about cleanliness. If she was walking around on her own, not sitting in a cart, I don’t think it’s inappropriate to expect she have pants on. Once mom explained what happened, and said they were on their way out, it should have ended there.

      • Katherine Handcock

        I’ll second Spongeworthy. The initial question wasn’t out of line, but as soon as she got her answer, that should have been the end of that.

      • Spongeworthy

        Exactly! It’s the escalation of the incident that’s a problem, not the initial question IMO.

    • Rachel Sea

      Pictures of bare-assed babies are good, but a toddler with exposed thighs is inappropriate. Makes sense.

      • WhoremonalCrazyLotusBitch

        Oh my god that is so freakin cute I can’t even.

      • the_ether

        The rolls. THE ROLLS!

    • Obladi Oblada

      What a hateful idiot. Maybe when she gets older she will be incontinent, she will mess on herself in public and will be asked to leave.
      Dollar General as a whole needs to train their employees better. With the exception of grand openings, the stores around here are generally messy, unkempt and the staff is half-hearted at best.

      • middleofnowheremom

        Preach. It. The stores here are filthy, and most of the people working at them seem to have little, if any, education above 8th grade.

      • Kelly

        It’s true. That’s because they treat their employees like shit. I have a friend who started working for them a few months ago out of desperation. She says it’s hands down the worst job she’s ever had but it’s that or starve.

        As soon as she gets another offer, she’ll be gone. She’d happily work at Walmart or McDonald’s rather than Dollar General. It’s that bad.

    • ChooChooChoose

      If you search the term “shaming” in your search field, it brings up 14 results on just the first page. Quit calling everything shaming. And quit taking up parts of words and sticking them together to make “names” like Railyn. Everybody is stupid.

      • CMJ

        You sound fun.

      • ChooChooChoose

        Because I have an opinion and am stating it? Thanks.

      • momjones

        How about if I put it this way – in the context of the headline, the word shaming is used correctly. According to The Free Dictionary, one of the definitions of the word used as a transitive verb is: To cause to feel shame; put to shame. Further more, what does your criticism of the girl’s name have to do with the story? Is that better?

      • ChooChooChoose

        I didn’t say it was used incorrectly. It’s used for (trendy word that will also be added to the dictionary soon) “click-bait.” That’s what this site is, so I shouldn’t be surprised. There used to be real articles posted here and now it’s basically whatever the “editors” want to write about when they’re up at 3am and need word or article count. The criticism was of the girl’s mother for making up a stupid name, a topic covered by STFU Parents, who also posts articles on this site, so it shouldn’t be a new topic for you. Unless it didn’t say “Name Shaming” in the title so you didn’t click.

      • Obladi Oblada

        If you dislike Mommyish so much then why are you here?

      • Jezebeelzebub

        because we are doing it wrong. and I am doing it wrong. and they are doing it wrong. and you are doing it wrong. everyone is doing it wrong. whatever is being done, it’s being done WRONG, IT’S ALL WRONG. WRONG WRONG WRONGITY WRONG.
        WROOOoooOOOOonG!

      • Guest

        Ugh you’re annoying.

      • Karen

        This is how language evolves. Check the dictionary, there are dozens of words that did not exist 20 years ago. Hashtag, dotcom, internet. In couple of years ‘shaming’ will no doubt join them.

      • WhoremonalCrazyLotusBitch

        Oh aren’t you a pleasant ray of judgy sunshine…. “Judgeshine”… I like it.

      • middleofnowheremom

        Title-shaming!

      • Spongeworthy

        Ha! Well done.

      • middleofnowheremom

        I win at the internet today :-)

      • WhoremonalCrazyLotusBitch
      • middleofnowheremom

        Thank you. THANK YOU!!!!

      • ChooChooChoose

        I realize you’re not joking “with” me, but that was funny!

      • middleofnowheremom

        No, I really was, because that’s how I roll!

      • Cruelty Cupcake

        Is your username a Simpsons reference? I choo choo choose you?

    • CMJ

      The fact that the manager went on FB and brought it up again blows my mind.

      • Spongeworthy

        I know, I was pretty shocked by that. If I had seen the mom’s post on FB, I probably would have rolled my eyes a little, but that’s just because I’ve had a LOT of people on my feed lately writing long-ass posts about every slight they’ve encountered. BUT for a store manager to post something like that is just the height of stupidity.

      • Mystik Spiral

        Uh, yeah. Not to mention that (assuming the quote from the facebook post is correct), the t-shirt barely covered the t-shirt? What is she trying to say here?

      • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

        It was a short-ish shirt, didn’t cover the girl’s underwear.

      • Allyson_et_al

        1) So what? and
        2) That doesn’t explain “It barely covered the T-shirt” means.

      • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

        1) And the shirt was fucking SHORT.
        2) She probably meant to type “it barely covered the torso”. Sometimes you type one thing when you mean another.

      • Allyson_et_al

        She’s TWO. Who the hell cares how short the shirt is? She’s a toddler. It’s not like she was 14. Also, Mystik Spiral was asking what the quote meant, so the part about the shirt being short doesn’t really answer her question.

      • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

        See point 2 above. “it barely covered the t-shirt” was probably a typo.

      • Allyson_et_al

        Yeah, I’m responding to point 1 above.

      • neighbor57

        Yes. Just like sometimes you forget to toss an extra pair of pants into your bag for your potty-training kid.

      • Sara610

        I know, right? Unprofessional in the extreme.

    • melena gasper

      Ho-ly fuck, manager. Nooooo!

      • CMJ

        Right? What the employee did was horrible but then for the manager to go on FB and say what she did takes it to the next level.

      • melena gasper

        “Mind you the t shirt didn’t cover the underwear and it barely covered the t shirt”

        Those employees don’t need “additional training,” they need remedial education

      • guest

        Yea I got stuck on that one too. I’m still trying to figure out what she meant to say. It barely covered the stomach maybe? I have no idea, but really, why would she critique the little girl’s shirt? Is she seriously shaming the baby or mother for an (in her mind) inappropriate shirt? Sounds like she was just trying whatever she could to sway public opinion her way.

    • Ashley Austrew

      Seriously?? Ugh. It’s not like the mom brought her kid to the store with no pants on and was letting her run around like that just because. Once they asked and found out what happened there was no reason to bring it up again and certainly no reason to make a big deal out of it. Shit happens. Or, in this case, piss happens.

      • middleofnowheremom

        piss happens :-)

    • Kendra

      It’s strange…when I first started working in the customer service field, I was taught “the customer is always right” and that the customers should always be treated with respect, and we were never, ever to speak down to the customer, even when they were speaking down to us. I guess they aren’t teaching that kind of polite service anymore?? FWIW, I actually like Dollar General and shop there frequently as it’s the only “big” store in this town. But, if I brought my potty training daughter in and something like this happened, I’m pretty sure the employees there would be the first ones trying to help us out rather than make us feel foolish.

      • LiteBrite(UterineDudebro)

        Former retail here too. I was thinking that if I had kicked a customer out of a store for something like this, my ass would’ve been fried faster than you can say “Unemployment Line.”

        I don’t shop at Dollar General, so I can’t vouch for the service or lack of. However, I think most employees at any retailer would’ve offered help or just have let the situation go altogether. However, I think terrible customer service stories seem to happen more frequently because of the Internet in general and social media in particular. And this is isn’t necessarily bad as it provides another outlet for people to air their grievances, but I still think that overall customer service at most retailers is decent. (“Decent” of course being relative.)

        Sadly, someone who feels it’s okay to treat a customer this way probably isn’t going to get much benefit from “additional training.”

    • Cindy Ailey

      Dollar General always has THE WORST customer service of any store I’ve ever been to. It’s what happens when you only pay people minimum wage.

      • http://misuser.blogspot.com Alex Lee

        I’m genuinely curious if empathy can be purchased, as you suggest. How much more would minimum-wage have to be increased in order to bring about more-understanding customer service reps? Also, based on what I’ve observed with my own employment, you reach a point where even the highest-paid employees are totally without empathy for their customers.

        This is very similar to the hostess that refused a 4-year-old wearing a TMNT tank-top. There’s this *blindness* that happens when people are just so focused on impressing the boss or adhering to the rules with zero tolerance. Maybe it’s easier for them to throw up their hands and say “them’s the breaks”, rather than consider the customer (who, as the saying goes, is always right).

        Perhaps this cashier needs more life-experience. Maybe if she were in that same situation with her own daughter in distress, her stance might change.

        Likewise, we shouldn’t look down on people based on what their salary might be. They’re just trying to eke out a living and could probably benefit from some understanding.

      • Kelly

        People are more likely to have empathy for others when they aren’t struggling just to survive, as anyone who works for Dollar General probably is.

      • Cindy Ailey

        You’re right, judging people based on their salary is not right. I didn’t mean to come off that way. I’ve worked retail, and I think there is a certain disgruntled-ness that comes with the job.

        A lot of customers are serious A-HOLES and treat service employees like their own personal servants.

        Regardless, I’ve always had bad customer service at Dollar General. I’m sure it has something to do with low-pay, and bad working conditions – leading to very unhappy employees.

      • Joye77

        I have several Dollar generals in my town and haven’t ever had a customer service problem. They have always been very kind and nice. So a general insult of Dollar General employees isn’t necessary.

    • BREEDER

      If i were her id say, “yes maam i agree but you know things could be worse,,i could be you working here”
      I woulden’t blame the whole chain.

    • WhoremonalCrazyLotusBitch

      Well, who can argue with logic like: I just have to eject your horrifying half-naked urinating porn baby out of this tajma-dollar store before ringing up the last $4 worth of items.

      • BREEDER

        hahaha tajma

      • Jezebeelzebub

        *SNORT*

    • K2

      But who wants to see a toddler’s bare legs? Hmmm??? A GIRL’S bare legs!?

    • brebay

      Because Dollar General is such a classy establishment, I’m pretty sure you need to at least be able to write your own name with two or fewer spelling errors to work there…

      • capoupascap

        What that woman did was seriously rude/disrespectful but are you seriously going to look down your nose at everybody working at Dollar General because of it? These are people just doing the best they can and I think your statement is disrespectful too.

      • brebay

        Yeah, yeah, it’s horrible to generalize about people working at Dollar General. My statement is based on my own experiences. I’m sure you never, ever make judgments or generalizations. And it’s just as ignorant to assume that EVERYONE is “doing the best they can.” Most of us aren’t. Some of them may be, but many, just like many of us in general, are not. I worked many low-wage jobs years ago, and sometimes I was doing my best, and sometimes I just didn’t care. Don’t trade your generalization for mine.

    • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

      All this could have been avoided with a little planning ahead.

      Seriously, I don’t get why she wouldn’t carry a change of pants for the kid. Or, you know, put the kid in a pull-up or those plastic training pants.

      Save the “big girl” underwear for when the child has demonstrated consistent control.

      • Joye77

        Maybe the little girl has been potty training successfully until this point and then simply had an accident? Maybe she forgot to put extra pants in the bag, or the pants were in the car? Maybe it doesn’t matter at all because these things happen.

      • Allyson_et_al

        You can’t always be prepared for everything. Have you never left the house without something you needed?

      • guest

        From years of seeing kitty’s comments on various sites, I’d say no, she never messes up./Sarcasm

      • Guest

        But…what do you mean “all this?” “This” shouldn’t have been a big deal to anyone but the mom and child anyway. Not everything has to be a slight or a big situation like the cashier wanted to make it into.

      • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

        I fully agree that this shouldn’t have been a Big Fucking Deal.

        BUT

        It was the parent’s job to be prepared for exactly this sort of thing. That means you anticipate the child’s lack of control, and compensate for it with training pants, just in case. (No, it won’t “undo”, “revert”, or otherwise mess up the potty training process, and it won’t scar the kid.)

        That said, accidents happen, even to grown ups.

        They’re usually easy to deal with in three steps. Clean up after your kid (including the floor, if needed), get the kid as decently dressed as possible (this might mean wearing wet pants for a few minutes), finish your business (quickly), get home, and get cleaned up. It’s not rocket science.

        And seriously, why the hate? It wasn’t an unreasonable comment, merely common sense. If a non-parent can figure out that toddler bladders are unreliable and figure out how to compensate for it, surely an actual parent could, too!

      • Kelly

        There’s no reason to ever put piss soaked clothing back on anyone. You’re being ridiculous.

        The parent handled this just fine. All they had to do was let her pay for her items and go home without rude comments and a threat to throw her out.

        It is not reasonable to expect a parent to be prepared for everything that could possibly happen because parents are human beings, just like you. Don’t even try to act like you’re perfect. I’ve read some of the fucked up bullshit you’ve posted in the past.

      • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

        What is your problem with that statement?

        It is TRUE that a potty training toddler will have accidents. They’re not cats, you can’t just show them the box and expect them to do for themselves.

        It logically follows that one should be prepared for this ahead of time.

        I’m not asking for parents to be prepared for, like, every last possible thing that could go wrong (because that’s physically impossible), just for the common, every-day things, like potty failures, meal times, and naps.

        Please, do point out how it’s “unreasonable” to expect a parent to plan ahead for a very common event that they know will happen at some point. I’d love to hear your “reasoning”.

      • Jezebeelzebub

        I’m gonna butt in here with my big old buttin-in head. *I* expect parents to be well prepared for any and all child emergencies, unless they are me because I forget shit all the time. For real, shit happens. So does piss, blood, vomit, and mucus. Isn;t that why they are called accidents and not fuckyouididitonpurposes? One time I was with some friends in a public place and one of those bitches made me laugh so hard I peed my pants. So then I had to “accidentally” (but really it was fuckyouididitonpurposely) dump a water glass into my lap so nobody would know I was sportin some pee-pants. All I’m saying is, this is a thing that got blown out of proportion and it didn;t have to go down like this. Yeah, the mom should have been prepared but she wasn’t. Big fucking deal. The cashier could have not been a dick about it, but she (I think she was a woman) was. Nobody died, sheesh.

        Also, what the hell is a baby-junkie? Literally a person who joneses for babies? Do they sniff them or something, like glue?

      • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

        I agree that it got blown waaaaay out of proportion. I haven’t said otherwise.

        I just wanna know why it’s “unreasonable” to expect the parent to prepare for common occurrences like potty-failures.

        And a baby-junkie… I dunno, it was late at night, and I was looking for something less offensive than “breeder”. Point was, I rather dislike being lectured at for suggesting a practical (and reasonable) solution, especially when the logic behind the lecture is “but you can’t predict everything”.

      • Psych Student

        Just to be obnoxious, I want to point out that “breeder” is usually a term used to describe heterosexual people and not everyone on this site is straight. Thus, “baby-junkie” may actually be the better term when referring to individual people if you know they are parents (since not everyone on here is a parent either – some of us are neither).

      • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

        And where I hang out, “breeder” is used to describe people who pop out children with no intention of actually parenting.

        FTR, I’m neither hetero nor a parent.

        What I still don’t understand is all the hate and anger I got for daring to suggest that parents plan ahead for the inevitable. That just… baffles me.

      • neighbor57

        Ahhh… that sweet baby smell! Until they poop.

      • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

        Also, what does anything I’ve ever said in the past have to do with pointing out a common sense, practical solution?

        I refuse to have some random baby-junkie lecture me on “acting like I’m perfect”. I freely admit to being an imperfect being.

      • Allyson_et_al

        “Random baby junkie”? “Mombie” (You use that one in a response to me)? You seem to automatically dislike mothers for being mothers, at least here in the comments. There really is no need for personal attacks, nor is it fair to hate people merely for having procreated. I don’t hate you for not having kids (I don’t care either way, frankly), so why should you hate us?

      • Allyson_et_al

        Some newly-trained kids actually are confused by switching back and forth between underwear and training pants.

      • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

        If the kid is that easily confused, they’re too young to be potty training.

      • Allyson_et_al

        Have you worked a lot with kids who are training, because this statement is simply untrue.

      • Kelly

        Seriously, why is it a big deal? No one was harmed and there wasn’t even and public nudity. Untwist your panties.

      • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

        The manager has been harmed by this — hir employment is threatened over some oversensitive mombie’s precious fee-fees.

      • Kelly

        No, the manager’s employment has been threatened by his reaction, which corporate does not endorse.

      • Allyson_et_al

        The manager’s employment has been threatened by the manager acting like an asshole.

      • JewelEyed

        Setting a kid up for failure is uncool. There were good odds that somehow, a full on public accident was going to cause humiliation, even if nobody was a jerk about it. Being properly prepared is the best way to avoid awkwardness and embarrassment in most situations no matter who you are. I also think it’s a good message for kids. That you don’t have to be perfect, just be ready in case things don’t work out the way you expect.

      • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

        Exactly. Hell, I usually carry a change of pants for myself, because you never know when you might need ‘em.

      • JewelEyed

        I really ought to put an extra outfit in my trunk in case I have to change to go somewhere right after work. My company polo and khakis aren’t exactly what I want to wear out and about.

      • Ezzy666

        Maybe it was more convenient to buy the new underwear instead of running to the car to get the extra clothes or the change of pants was already used when she spilled her juice. There are days when it seems like everything spills and kids find puddles to fall into.

    • Joye77

      I think they were out of line, besides it’s the dollar store, since when are they the fashion police? She had to change her kid that had an accident. I don’t think the mom did anything wrong at all.

      • Eric Khalifa

        Wanna come to my hang out. Please lol. The more people the bigger and popular it gets :^)

    • Jezebeelzebub

      why can’t this shit ever happen to me? i LIVE for this sort of thing.

    • http://everdealz.com Mario Leverett

      they are just assholes. i don’t like this behavior for a mom who caring her child

    • Alexandra

      She’s fucking 2 years old. A baby. Babies run around in diapers and not much else. BFD. get over it. Anyone calling this a “young girl” is the one with the problem,. sickos.

    • Alexandra

      I would have taken the undies off, given them back to the store, and left. They don’t deserve my business. (not sure of the legality of that though,…..)

    • Courtney Lynn

      I’m a mom of a 2 year old boy and I have worked in customer service. As far as the cashier goes, why say anything at all? They were obviously about to leave anyway. That is just one of those time you just shut up, mind your business and let them get their stuff and go. The manager’s reaction was completely unprofessional.

    • neighbor57

      In our county, you can’t be charged with public indecency until you’re 10 years old. So a kid running around in her underwear, or stripping down to his birthday suit, is no big deal. That said, stores don’t allow kids to run around with no shoes on for obvious safety reasons, but they seem to make exceptions for toddlers.

    • Texas mom

      The only way to potty train a child is to put them in underwear and deal with accidents. And sometimes that might be in public. Curses to anyone that makes life for a potty training mother any harder than it already is.

    • Pingback: Public Potty Training Is Not Appropriate