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The Little Lilypad is a lifestyle blog mostly written by a mum to two beautiful, cheeky and entertaining daughters. It is sometimes written by the Man on the Pad or by one of our baby bloggers. Occasionally we accept guest posts too. There is frequently talk of shoes and clothing (we love fashion and savvy shopping), chocolate (who doesn't love chocolate) education and swimming (we love this too). It is hopefully helpful, sometimes funny and always honest.

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Changing Room Behaviour : The difference a few years make!

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It is no secret that my girls love the water and approach it with enthusiasm but even though there are 6 years difference between my girls, how they approach the changing rooms are a totally different story.


Toddler : Happy to run around naked for long periods of time in the changing room, avoiding getting dressed at all costs.

Tween : Would rather put her clothes on over a wet swim suit, than actually get naked in front of anyone.


Toddler : Thinks a towel is something you wear on your head and zoom around in.

Tween : Cannot be seperated from said towel and sits in a cocoon until forced to get ready.


Toddler : Will happily chat to anyone .... whilst naked.

Tween : Avoids eye contact with anyone in the changing room.


Toddler : Will contentedly ask to go to the toilet and walk over the wet floor to do so ..... whilst naked.

Tween : Would not even consider walking on a wet floor in the toilet .... incase it was something other than water.


Toddler : Will ask a stream of questions about anything, including other peoples boobs.

Tween : Do not even mention the word boobs if you want any kind of conversation for the rest of the day.


Toddler : Will try and help you fit everything into your swimming bag .... even if those things don't always belong to you.

Tween : Will repeatedly leave goggles, swim hats and other items in the changing rooms.


Toddler : Cannot wait to get out of the changing room and buy something from the vending machine.

Tween : Cannot wait to get out of the changing room and buy something from the vending machine.

Vending machine


Oh .... maybe they are not so different after all.

What are your children like in the changing room?

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  1. Bless them. My youngest 2 are pretty much the same and my older 2 go in the men's.

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  2. Had to chuckle at this, my 6 year olds are already turning into your tween! Mich x

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  3. This made me laugh and vow to be more understanding! I can honestly say today is the first time in a changing room where I haven't shouted/hissed/moaned or chivvied. Mine must be growing up a bit.

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  4. Ha that made me chuckle!! VERY GOOD!

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  5. Hahah! it's funny how different behaviour is! I used to be of the hide behind the towel variety but since I had kids it's all a big naked free for all ;)

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  6. This post made me laugh so much! When do we lose all out inhibitions? I saw a little girl the other day (about 2 years old) in a communal changing room. She whipped all her kit off in about 5 seconds flat, then stood there starkers beaming "I'm READY!!".

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  7. So funny!

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  8. Mine were definitely of the "its cold in here get me out and to the vending machine" variety!!

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  9. Haha! LOVE this! I'm with your tween generally! What's with everyone strutting naked around changing rooms? And I never walk barefoot to the loo! Yucksville! Lovely post x

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  10. Haha the vending machine after swimming is a universal thing I reckon! I recognise so many of these things, especially the leaving things behind....

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