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PostPosted: 07 May 2012 17:36 
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Hi! There is a parents support group in our special needs school where my older son goes. It is once a week, but I usually go once a month for a cup of tea and a chat. I also take my little one along as he can play with the toys there.
Anyway, the last time I visited the group as soon as I entered the room, there was a pervading smell of poo. I noticed there was a young girl running around. I found an empty seat (later realised why it wasn't occupied). Everyone was trying not to breathe in too deep. The Mum of the girl (who is not special needs) seemed to be oblivious that the stench was overwhelming. I couldn't have any tea, to be honest.
Nobody mentioned the aroma. I didn't say anything as I haven't met this Mum before, and didn't want to scare her off.
45 mins later she took her daughter to the loo next door, so clearly she did have a change of nappies and clothes with her. Soon they left. Someone else used the loo afterwards and warned the rest not to go there as it was very messy.
Now, my question is: would you say something to the Mum? Would you ask her to change her child's nappy? or would you be diplomatic, keep silent on the matter and suffer the smell? ;)


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PostPosted: 07 May 2012 19:41 
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thats a tricky one as you don't want to embarrass her, I think i'd quietly say something like "i think your little one may need a change?" and hope she takes the hint.


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PostPosted: 07 May 2012 20:03 
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Very difficult one. But as a SEN teacher, i probably would just go change the wee one myself - do it all day everyday anyway :lol:
I agree, I think I would be quite diplomatic. Say things like " ohh I smell something" and then make a big deal of checking your own wee ones bum, and of course when they clean, maybe other mums will make the same subtle check. Therefore subtly encouraging her to check her wee one
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PostPosted: 08 May 2012 11:17 
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I'd do the same as Fi, "Someone has a stinky" and check my own LO, which would hopefully give everyone else the hint to check their little one and eventually the culprit's mother :lol:

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PostPosted: 08 May 2012 12:33 
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I would prob do the same as fi aswell, once it's out there that there's a smell she would surely realise. With my morning sickness just now I wouldn't be able to handle it if it was that stinky xx

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