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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Bare Bum

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I was quite shocked and bewildered the first time I saw this but it's quite common for bare butt babies and toddlers running around the streets in China. It appears that it's socially acceptable for them to squat whenever and wherever they want to do their business. Not a pleasant sight but that's life in China. From Shanghai to Chengdu to Beijing to Xian, most kids simply don’t wear pants and diapers at all.

Wordless Wednesday

20 comments:

  1. no, I can't say I would adjust well to that...lol

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  2. Saves big money for parents on n diapers, doesn't impact landfill, and keeps the street sweepers in work, so sounds like they consider it a win win win.

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  3. In the Philippines you'd see this everyday in rural areas, although in the big city, you'd encounter bare bum tots as well, but not as widespread.

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  4. Bonza photos. I must say not very hygienic at all. Down here in OZ you are heavily fined for doing your business in public :-).

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  5. Haven't actually seen it while in China, but I heard it's common in Korea as well.

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  6. That's a custom I never heard of. Wouldn't go over too well here. All what you get used to, I guess.

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  7. So parents carry toilet paper instead of diapers? I totally want to snopes this! I'd heard of it in rural areas, which isn't far off from kids learning to pee on the side of the highway on long car trips. But as an active practice???? How do you teach a kid not to poop in the house? wackadoodle.

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  8. That's interesting. I guess I can see where it would save money.

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  9. Wow! Bare bums!! LOL! I still remember I went to Guilin and saw this little boy with a slit at the back of his pants. Well, at least his front part was covered. Haha!

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  10. i agree that is not pleasant for my eyes but its a different culture all together

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  11. I don't recall seeing any bare butt kids when I was there, but it doesn't surprise me. Parents in the U.S. would never get away with having a pantless child walking around. On a side note, I would like one of those blow-up Haibao characters. :)

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  12. OMG I didn't know this is a common sight in China!!

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  13. How can walk around bottomless even if they're kids?? So u snapped this picture without the mommy or kid noticing is it? LOL!

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  14. I also can't imagine squatting anywhere to do their business, like on the road side or what???

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  15. So at what age do these kids stop going around bottomless in public?? Curious it seems myself LOL!

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