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    "mother puts/stands a toddler against a tree in a park for it to relieve itself"

    Hello everybody!

    What is the English for "putting/standing a toddler against a tree in a park for it to relieve itself".

    Suppose a mother took her little toddler out for a walk. Suddenly the baby starts crying. The mother asks the baby: "What's wrong with you"?
    The baby answers: " I badly need to go the toilet". The mother takes the toddler by the hand and walks it deep into the forest. Then, she stands it against a tree so that the baby can relieve itself.

    What do you call the activity

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    Re: "mother puts/stands a toddler against a tree in a park for it to relieve itself"

    Jacke, a "baby" and a "toddler" are not the same thing. A baby is in diapers and doesn't talk.
    A toddler does not say "I badly have to go to the toilet."

    However what they did was go pee in the woods.
    Usually you use the tree to keep people from seeing you - you don't "stand against the tree."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "mother puts/stands a toddler against a tree in a park for it to relieve itself"

    I must admit that I am not an expert on children.
    Isn't there one word to describe the activity, for instance, "drain a baby"?
    Last edited by JACEK1; 23-Aug-2014 at 19:04.

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    Re: "mother puts/stands a toddler against a tree in a park for it to relieve itself"

    Your reply made me laugh so hard that tears appeared in my eyes.

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    Re: "mother puts/stands a toddler against a tree in a park for it to relieve itself"

    Barb is right, of course. A toddler would say something like, "Mommy, I have to go pee."

    "Drain a baby" is not an English phrase (at least, I don't think so), but maybe it should be.

    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Aug-2014 at 21:27. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    #6

    Re: "mother puts/stands a toddler against a tree in a park for it to relieve itself"

    take a whiz
    go wee-wee
    go pee-pee
    go number one

    water the tree



    --lotus
    Last edited by lotus888; 23-Aug-2014 at 20:39. Reason: change to number one

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    Re: "mother puts/stands a toddler against a tree in a park for it to relieve itself"

    To go pee pee is to do number one.


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    Re: "mother puts/stands a toddler against a tree in a park for it to relieve itself"

    It's mostly little boys who pee against a tree.

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    Re: "mother puts/stands a toddler against a tree in a park for it to relieve itself"

    "Public urination" is the criminal charge.

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    #10

    Re: "mother puts/stands a toddler against a tree in a park for it to relieve itself"

    Not for toddlers, surely.

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