No one in their right mind would deny a privacy-deprived mom a few minutes on the pot to do her business and scroll through her newsfeed. No one except her baby, that is. Those adorable assholes do not approve of your absence for any period of time, and even though they can't say it in words, you can be sure they have some strong feelings about the situation. If you could tune into their innermost thoughts, I have some ideas of what your baby's thinking when you go to the bathroom without them.
I guess I should have known that peeing would not longer be a solo act once I became a mother. I mean, I still don't let my own mom go alone. ("Hey, why is this door locked?") As a first-time mom to a newborn, I felt bad strapping my baby into the infant seat so I could have a few moments to myself, but I had to go. I just knew I was traumatizing her for all time. These days, I have a toddler, and I've given up on potty-time solitude. We're toilet training, and not only is it good to normalize bathroom behavior, I also know what kind of havoc a 2-year-old can wreak in the time it takes for me to tinkle. At least babies stay where they're put.