Mum sparks debate after friend refused to let her throw away dirty nappy

Publish Date
Thursday, 13 July 2017, 11:33AM
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A mother who revealed her friend refused to let her dispose of her child's nappy in her bin has sparked a fierce debate online. 

A Mumsnet user explained that her friend refused to let her throw away a soiled nappy at her house while she was paying a visit with her 10-week-old daughter, according to the Daily Mail.

She sparked a fierce debate after she described how she was forced to take the nappy away with her and dispose of it in the first public bin she could find.

Many mothers agreed that her friend's behaviour was "weird" and that she should have been allowed to at least throw away the dirty nappy in the wheelie bin outside. 

However, some sided with the friend who refused to let her throw away the nappy at her house. 

Posting on the online forum under the username Lalunya8, she explained how she wasn't even allowed to put the dirty nappy in an outdoor wheelie bin.

She wrote: "A while ago when DD [darling daughter] was about 10 weeks old we went to see friends at their house for the day. 

"Our DD did a poo and we changed her [a]t friend's house and put the dirty nappy in a nappy bag. I asked my friend's partner who was near me at the time what to do with the dirty nappy. 

"She sort of laughed and said: 'you're not going to leave that at My house!'" 

The mother said she thought her friend's partner was joking at first, or that she wanted her to throw it away in the bin outside. 

She continued: "At first I thought this was a joke. It wasn't. Then I assumed she must mean to take it to the bin outside, but that wasn't what she meant either.

"So we had to take the nappy home with us in the car. It was a 3-hour drive, if that makes a difference."

She then asked Mumsnet users if they agreed that her friend had a "strange and unusual attitude" or whether she herself was so lost in baby parent world that she was the unreasonable one - and the responses came in their droves.

Many mothers agreed that her friend's behaviour was "weird", and that she should have been allowed to at least throw away the dirty nappy in the wheelie bin outside.  

One person wrote: "How ridiculous of her. A wrapped nappy could have gone into the appropriate household waste outdoor bin."  

However, some sided with the friend who refused to let her throw away the nappy at her house.

One mother wrote: "I wouldn't have it I'm my bin either - your s***, your bonus I'm afraid. 

"I didn't put disposable nappies in my [bin] (used cloth) so I don't want yours in there thank you."

THE DISGRUNTLED MOTHER'S POST IN FULL  

"A while ago when DD was about 10 weeks old we went to see friends at their house for the day. They have two dds but they are older (11 and 4 at the time so out of nappies).

Our DD did a poo and we changed her St friend's house and put the dirty nappy in a nappy bag. I asked my friend's partner who was near me at the time what to do with the dirty nappy. She sort of laughed and said: "you're not going to leave that at My house!"

At first, I thought this was a joke. It wasn't. Then I assumed she must mean to take it to the bin outside, but that wasn't what she meant either.

So we had to take the nappy home with us in the car. It was 3-hour drive, if that makes a difference.

Obviously we got rid of the nappy at the first public bin that we saw, but am I being unreasonable to think this is a really strange and unusual attitude?

Or am I so lost in baby parent world that I can't see how unreasonable it would be of me to expect my friend to throw my baby's nappy in her bin??

Give me your verdict."

This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.