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Old 09-05-2012, 07:40 AM   #31
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My son is a lifeguard at a hotel pool near our home, he had to close the pool last week because a 10 year old pooped in the pool. This kid was 10 and not a young child. A kid 10 years old should know better. I'm sure this also happens at the Disney/DCL pools, older kids are too lazy and having too much fun to get out of the pool to use the bathroom.

I'm glad my kids are all adults now and we use the adult pool, hopefully there's no problems with this pool.
I guess thats the point I was trying to make. many kids who are having accidents are not newly potty trained kids...it's kids who have been trained for quite awhile.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:17 AM   #32
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If a kid pooping in a pool grosses you out, then maybe the pools are not a place for you and your kids. Can you even imagine how many kids pee in the pool?

Its going to happen when in public places, not a whole lot you can do about it.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:44 AM   #33
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Here are my fears about our first ever cruise coming true before we even leave. We're probably going to be surrounded by holier-than-thou "super parents" who think they know everything, like the person above. If they're on the boards, they'll most certainly be on the ship. Bummer.

Well, of course, no one knows exactly WHEN a kid is going to relieve himself!

The point is, YOU, as the parent, are responsible to watch out for your kid, REMIND that kid that it is time to get out of the pool and TRY to go to the bathroom, in the real bathroom! Will they cry and say they don't have to and they don't want to leave Mickey's pool? Of course they will, but it takes all of 5-10 minutes, and saves the tears from happening later when Mickey's pool gets closed.

Which also gives another opportunity for learning. When that pool DOES get closed, remind your little ones to go so hopefully it doesn't happen again and everyone can swim all day long.

Yes, accidents do happen. We all realize that, even with the most responsible parenting. Sometimes though, many parents need to remember that the vacation is for EVERYONE, not just their family and what they want to do.

People should be more respectful of other people when traveling in large groups such as the cruise, playgrounds, public pools, etc.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:53 PM   #34
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Here are my fears about our first ever cruise coming true before we even leave. We're probably going to be surrounded by holier-than-thou "super parents" who think they know everything, like the person above. If they're on the boards, they'll most certainly be on the ship. Bummer.
Agreed, I'm a little disappointed with how people are being plain rude and calling kids parents who have accidents bad parents, it has really made me dread my cruise coming up with our dd2. I only wish I was the perfect parent with the perfect kid so I don't ruin your cruise. I know plenty " toddlers" who are potty trained and if the site of them in pools mean they are bad parents I guess you better stay away from us!
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:10 PM   #35
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Our community association pools do not allow swim diapers because they leak. They require kids under a certain age to wear plastic diaper covers under their suits. They also have the hourly "safety" breaks and remind kids to use the bathrooms. While not a perfect system, it does reduce the number of pool closures.

As for parents who break the rules, I hope they remember that their kids are watching and learning from them. While no one is perfect, I try to set a good example for my kids.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:38 PM   #36
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I am by no means a perfect parent, but my child has never pooped in a swimming pool...at home, on vacation, swim team...anywhere. I'm sorry, but if your child does not recognize the urge within the 60 seconds it would take to get out of the Mickey Pool, then they are not "potty trained." That doesn't make you a bad parent, it just is what it is. Keep them in the splash pad area until they truly are potty trained.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:09 PM   #37
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I am by no means a perfect parent, but my child has never pooped in a swimming pool...at home, on vacation, swim team...anywhere. I'm sorry, but if your child does not recognize the urge within the 60 seconds it would take to get out of the Mickey Pool, then they are not "potty trained." That doesn't make you a bad parent, it just is what it is. Keep them in the splash pad area until they truly are potty trained.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:15 PM   #38
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There is NO staff person monitoring the pool!! It would be cheaper to hire a monitor than to deal with the mess every day.
There was definitely staff around Mickey's pool 11 days ago on the Magic. I saw a couple of babies get kicked out and a handful of kids get escorted out of the end of the slide.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:44 AM   #39
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Evening Mickey Pool - pee soup - eww.

I remember being young - like 7 - and went swimming in my Uncle's pool. He told all us kids that he put a special chemical in the water. If you pee, the water will turn green.

Anyways, it scared the pee out of me and I've always told my kids this. Don't pee in the pool, it will turn green and everyone will know it was you! Heck, I STILL believe it.

Was that true? Or was Uncle a very smart Uncle? Maybe Disney should put out a sign like that. "Don't let this happen to you! Don't pee or poop in the Pool!"
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Evening Mickey Pool - pee soup - eww.

I remember being young - like 7 - and went swimming in my Uncle's pool. He told all us kids that he put a special chemical in the water. If you pee, the water will turn green.

Anyways, it scared the pee out of me and I've always told my kids this. Don't pee in the pool, it will turn green and everyone will know it was you! Heck, I STILL believe it.

Was that true? Or was Uncle a very smart Uncle? Maybe Disney should put out a sign like that. "Don't let this happen to you! Don't pee or poop in the Pool!"
Hahahaha my best friends mom used to tell us a red ring would appear around us if we peed in the pool.
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EWWW!! There is seriously no chlorine in the pool?? Do they use ANYTHING to kill bacteria in the water?

If not, it really is pee soup.

Hopefully all the other activities will keep my boys far away from there!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:55 AM   #42
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I can see both sides of the discussion, but I tend to think most of the problem is parents trying to 'get away' with letting kids in the pool whose consistency with using the toilet leaves something to be desired.

If DCL wanted to reduce the amount of pool closures, they could keep kids under three out of the pools altogether. Of course, that would also result in some 'dissatisfied customers'...
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:57 AM   #43
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If a kid pooping in a pool grosses you out, then maybe the pools are not a place for you and your kids. Can you even imagine how many kids pee in the pool?

Its going to happen when in public places, not a whole lot you can do about it.
It's a swimming pool, not a public toilet. Why is this such a hard concept for people to grasp?
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I can see both sides of the discussion, but I tend to think most of the problem is parents trying to 'get away' with letting kids in the pool whose consistency with using the toilet leaves something to be desired.

If DCL wanted to reduce the amount of pool closures, they could keep kids under three out of the pools altogether. Of course, that would also result in some 'dissatisfied customers'...
Yes but having the pool constantly down also creates dissatisfied customers. I've already told my 7 year old he won't be swimming in the pool. Even without the poop factor, just looking at the photos and videos of those pools give me the heebeejeebees. It really does look like people soup. I get that people pee in pools and oceans all the time and there is only so much you can do. But when you cram that many people in a teeny pool that size...yuck!

I also don't see two sides to this at all. I think most would be understanding if a child gets sick. But to let a toddler in there and not make them take potty breaks, no, I don't see a logical side to that.

But thanks to the poster who mentioned morning swimming. I could always take him out there early. As far as them not being chlorinated, I'd like to see further clarification I'm that. I have a hard time believing they are not. It would seem pretty dangerous to not chlorinate them so I am guessing they do. Can someone clarify further?

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Here are my fears about our first ever cruise coming true before we even leave. We're probably going to be surrounded by holier-than-thou "super parents" who think they know everything, like the person above. If they're on the boards, they'll most certainly be on the ship. Bummer.
Saying that it is the parent's responsibility to make sure that their kid doesn't poop in the pool is hardly having a holier than thou attitude. IMO making excuses for kids pooping in the pool is doing the same thing.
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