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Old 05-12-2013, 10:58 PM   #1
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Hello- I am kind if new here we have our first cruise booked for fall can't wait! I've been reading up and doing my homework- I read so many stories of people's kids pooping in the pool??? And then the pool shuts down until it can be cleaned. I don't understand how it happens so many times daily? Do people not use swim diapers? I know I have two kids and accidents happen but I hear kids poop in the weirdest places on ships! Every TR I read someone's kid pooped in the pool and its closed?
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Swim diapers are not allowed in the pools.

Young Children at Mickey's Pool
The United States Public Health Service requires that only children who are toilet trained are permitted to enter swimming pools and spas aboard cruise ships.
Children who are not toilet trained are welcome to enjoy Nemo's Reef and Mickey's Splash Zone, where they must wear swim diapers. Please note, swim diapers are not permitted in the pools, hot tubs or spas, the AquaDuck and the AquaLab.


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Old 05-12-2013, 11:07 PM   #3
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Hello- I am kind if new here we have our first cruise booked for fall can't wait! I've been reading up and doing my homework- I read so many stories of people's kids pooping in the pool??? And then the pool shuts down until it can be cleaned. I don't understand how it happens so many times daily? Do people not use swim diapers? I know I have two kids and accidents happen but I hear kids poop in the weirdest places on ships! Every TR I read someone's kid pooped in the pool and its closed?
Swim diapers do not provide adequate protection. Even our community pools do not allow them.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:12 PM   #4
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Swim diapers do not provide adequate protection. Even our community pools do not allow them.
Yup. So what you are reading about are all of the people that ignore the rule stating that all children must be potty trained. Because... you know... its easier to watch the cast members clean out the pool when your kid uses it as a toilet than to tell your non-potty trained kid no and stick to Nemo's Reef or the Splash Zone.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:24 PM   #5
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We actually waited an extra year for our first cruise until DS was potty trained. I think it's great that DCL now has these splash zone options. I, too, wish parents would keep their kids out of the pools until their children are ready. It is sad that their decision impacts so many when the inevitable accident occurs.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:34 PM   #6
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Yup. So what you are reading about are all of the people that ignore the rule stating that all children must be potty trained. Because... you know... its easier to watch the cast members clean out the pool when your kid uses it as a toilet than to tell your non-potty trained kid no and stick to Nemo's Reef or the Splash Zone.
Potty trained children have accidents too. My potty trained for a year DD just had an accident at her friend's bday party because she was too "busy" to go to the bathroom. I think the accidents happen so frequently because the kids are having too much fun and try to hold it as to not miss all of the fun thus leading to an accident.

I'm sure people don't follow the rules but there are legitimate accidents as well. Not to mention the sugar/excitement overdoses and seasickness causing vomiting as well.
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They will also close the pool if a child throws up in the pool. So just think Mickey waffles for breakfast a couple of cokes and then an ice cream cone and then into the pool with slightly rough seas......
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Other than those accidents from parents not following the rules, the pool closed one day on our last cruise because a girl cut her foot on glass that got into the pool when something broke on the pool deck.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:03 AM   #9
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Plus there are the stories of the parents telling their children to just "go" in the pool.
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FWIW, our YMCA pool is closed down at least once a week because of an accident. It just happens. Babies, kids, even grownups. Get someone who is sick but didn't know how sick. etc. Poop-in-pools happens wherever you go, and it isn't always because someone is being a jerk.
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Hello- I am kind if new here we have our first cruise booked for fall can't wait! I've been reading up and doing my homework- I read so many stories of people's kids pooping in the pool??? And then the pool shuts down until it can be cleaned. I don't understand how it happens so many times daily? Do people not use swim diapers? I know I have two kids and accidents happen but I hear kids poop in the weirdest places on ships! Every TR I read someone's kid pooped in the pool and its closed?
This was the first day out on one of our cruises, already the pool is closed:

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Old 05-13-2013, 02:51 PM   #12
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I think it's potty-trained kids that have accidents in the pool because they are too excited and having too much fun to go to the bathroom.

The first time we took our oldest son to Disney World, he had a few potty accidents. And he hadn't had any accidents in over 2 years prior to that! He was having so much fun that he just couldn't let himself stop to go to the bathroom.
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This is why parents need to be proactive and remind or take their kids potty.
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Other than those accidents from parents not following the rules, the pool closed one day on our last cruise because a girl cut her foot on glass that got into the pool when something broke on the pool deck.
Wonder why there was glass there...
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We had the pool close on our cruise after an older boy, 8 or 9, had an accident. He didn't even stop playing until a cm went over and got him.
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