Do it, do it, do it!
It's so very much easier than when you're at home.
You'll get more comfortable with the different options as you practice. Start with an easy journey aiming for a single offer somewhere that doesn't terrify you. Earn your stripes and you'll gradually get braver. It's ok! It's just a baby doing a wee...
Have them wear something easy to get on and off. This is a doddle when you have a little baby and you have full control over their clothing choices. More of a battle with a toddler at times, but remember the rules of peaceful pottying and all will be well.
Flaparaps are ideal. Popper-up training pants are also good. A nappy is fine, but more of a faff to get on and off. Split pants also make life easier if you have a little baby. By the time they're toddling their legs are usually long enough to pull std trousers up and down.
Nothing waterproof is quite brave, but you know your own child.
Lots of people know their babies signal so clearly in a sling that they go shopping and leave them bare. I wasn't brave enough for that (and I couldn't risk my sling getting wet - it was far too useful to lose half a day to a wash cycle).
Depends on the age of the child and how long you're out for, but my minimum kit is:
If I'm out for half a day or more I'll also have:
For a newborn, I'll also have:
My toddler caught me by surprise and had teething diarhea when we were walking her sister home from preschool.
She was walking and wearing only trousers. I saw the signs, but caught her too late.
Most of it was over a drain in the road, but her trousers and socks were already a mess.
I rinsed everything down by squirting water from our sports bottle, gave her a new pair of trousers, folded the messy stuff into the kit bag and 5 minutes later you would never have known there was an incident.
Don't fret - you'll manage!
It's Easier. Really.
Easier than what?
Easier than pottying at home, and definitely cleaner than not doing it.
Give it a go - you might be surprised.
Chunky Potette Plus (doubles as toilet adaptor seat) with a take-away container underneath. A watertight lid means you can potty anywhere and worry about disposing of it later.
A waterproof mat is good idea if you're on carpet - just in case there's a spill.
Late starters might prefer the potette, but if you start with a newborn the take-away container is enough on its own. You'll definitely want the mat though.
Create your own personal cheat sheet.
I'll guide you through your options as if you were at one of my workshops.