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    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    I wouldn't let my child go barefoot in a play centre so the issue would never arise. I'd let her go into a public toilet in a play centre in her socks because they go straight in a bag and then the wash after she's finished playing but I wouldn't allow no socks. I don't even like the idea of swimming pool toilets and bare feet lol
    My kids take their socks off so they can climb up the slides! Tsk, tsk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Not for the faint hearted germaphobes...may you never set foot in public again

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    That's why wearing shoes or socks is a complete waste of time in those places anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    That's why wearing shoes or socks is a complete waste of time in those places anyway!
    To be honest, I thought the socks were for safety, not health.

    I've copped a few wicked burns going down slides with no socks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I'm in WA and we don't have pokies.

    And for that I am eternally grateful. I hate them with a passion.
    Omg I'm moving to wa I hate pokies with a passion.

    As for the op question. I would think it's gross and worry about broken glass etc in the club areas but wouldn't think anything else of it. In our local club the children must have shoes on at all times even in the indoor play area. Our local play centres have a sock requirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Not for the faint hearted germaphobes...may you never set foot in public again

    http://www.themotherish.com/indoor-p...pment-hygiene/
    I used to manage an indoor playcentre. I'd say the dirtiest/germiest is the ball pit, especially in the toddler section. Vomit and wee, an every day occurrence, and that's just when the parents actually inform the staff. And then of course all babies try to eat the balls... We ended up getting rid of the balls in the end as they were just so unhygienic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Marigold~ View Post
    I used to manage an indoor playcentre. I'd say the dirtiest/germiest is the ball pit, especially in the toddler section. Vomit and wee, an every day occurrence, and that's just when the parents actually inform the staff. And then of course all babies try to eat the balls... We ended up getting rid of the balls in the end as they were just so unhygienic.
    We don't have play centres where we are but we've been to a couple in the city and I swear I'd rather have my kids barefoot in our local district club toilets than be in a play centre full stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Op said the play centre was near a poker machine area ( there is a club like that in Menai where you leave your kids in so you can go eat and gamble ) and I said I'd be more worried about bringing my DS to one of those clubs than him walking barefoot in a loo - for me I just don't like that whole club/pokie atmosphere
    Pokie area was in a separate part of the building. Play centre was embedded in the bistro area (from which pokie area was not visible) and you werent supposed to leave kids unattended in the play area (that's a whole other thread !)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Not for the faint hearted germaphobes...may you never set foot in public again

    http://www.themotherish.com/indoor-p...pment-hygiene/
    I've actually stopped taking ds to play centres as every single time he's gotten sick. This article has just confirmed my suspicions

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Not for the faint hearted germaphobes...may you never set foot in public again

    http://www.themotherish.com/indoor-p...pment-hygiene/
    OMG....I am a total germophobe. That is so gross! I think I'll just buy DS a plastic bubble to live in now. Like a giant child sized hamster ball.....

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