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Old 02-16-2013, 01:08 PM   #46
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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.
I agree that if a two year old "goes" in the pool, that's on the parent for putting them in there. I don't really think it's fair to blame the parent if an older kid who has been toilet trained for a long time has an accident. It is probably true that if you have several hundred children in the water over a week period, 'something' is probably going to happen even if every parent is on their best behavior.

As you say, it's very reasonable to expect a parent to take their two year old out of the pool frequently if they're in there at all. It's less reasonable to expect a parent to keep telling their four to Al Roker aged child to make sure not to have an accident in the pool!
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:44 PM   #47
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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.
I think blaming the parents is ridiculous, accidents happen, older kids pee in the pools all the time, imagine these parents finding out the truth. Don't get me wrong I would be mortified if my daughter pooped in the pools. But saying people saying under three should be banned is a bit extreme, I am keeping my daughter out if not trained bit to be judged if she has a accident is unfair and if someone says something to me or my child if god forbid it happened, shame on you
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:45 PM   #48
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It makes sense to not have a chlorinated pool on a cruise ship. They would need holding tanks for the water they drain. They wouldn't be able to just dump the chlorinated water back to sea. It would be a huge cost to them. I never thought of that before. Wow, I'll be looking at the pools differently now my kids went in the Mickey pool and they said it was warm water and I jokingly said probably because of all the little kid pee. My kids do not pee in the pool. We have a pool at home and they know the rules. And I am constantly mopping a trail of water from my back door to the bathroom to prove it every time they run into the house
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:49 PM   #49
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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!!
All of the DCL pools are fresh water and chlorinated. I can't speak to other cruise lines.

Unfortunately, no amount of chlorine will make up for "entitlement parents" who feel that they paid a lot of money for this vacation and their kid gets to do whatever he/she wants regardless of signs or rules. I child who is truly toilet trained and supervised (with regular bathroom breaks) will have an occasional biological event--whether pee, poop, or puke. But these will be rare. On a typical cruise, the events are many times each day. That's not trained kids, it is rules violations much of the time.

Yes, we've seen far too many parents who strictly follow the "no swim diapers" rule by allowing their less than fully trained child to enjoy the pool without a diaper. And everyone suffers as a result.
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I am the mom to 3 teens so i do not anticipate any accidents we have, however, laughed until the tears flowed reading this thread! When my daughter was five we did have to get out of the pool at the Contemporary because a baby pooped in the pool. His parents were gathering their things when the father said to the mother that they knew it would happen but wanted to swim until it did.

it upset me because my DD5 waited all day in anticipation of that pool time.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:59 PM   #51
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I had never heard of anything like this until reading this thread! As far as I was aware splash zones are for babies/toddlers and pools are for potty trained children and everyone else, I am actually shocked that people would take a child who is not potty trained into a pool with the possibility of anything happening and pool time being ruined for those who are enjoying the pool!

I guess I am just one of those 'rules are there for a reason' people!

People can and will try to bend rules to their favour but I can bet you if older children were playing about in the splash zones then probably the same people who put children that aren't potty trained into pools would be the first to complain about older children being in the designated baby/toddler area.

I guess people will do as they please but I just can't get my head around it, firstly because it can ruin others enjoyment and secondly, who wants to clean up a child with poop all over them and stuck to the inside of their swimwear?? Ewwwwww!!!!
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After reading this I'm glad I'm not a pool person.
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Go to the funnel puddle. It's shallow, but only about 4 kids max, and my kids loved it!! Plus there are TONS of lounger chairs there. Deck 12 forward.
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The only issue I have is all parents being lumped together, I will not have my daughter in the pool unless trained and it blows my mind that some parents don't care about the rules, but if she is trained she will be there and I'm sure because she will almost be 3 we will get looks because she's a toddler.
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