When did you let your son go into the bathroom alone?

My son is currently 7y. At what age is it fine to let my son go to the public restroom by himself. I walk with him and still make him go to the lady’s side and wait by the door to stall his in. If my husband accompanies him, they go to the men’s side, and the husband waits for the same way. But till what age is it considered that my son can goes to the lady’s side and he has to go by himself in the men’s side when my husband is not around. I’m a bit paranoid about current situations happening. I always have that fear something bad is about to happen to my kids when we are out in public. Sometimes I just get a bad mood having my kids out in public and worrying someone is trying to get them. I’m always aware of who around, or if my kids lose sight of my kids(I have a 3yr old also) for a moment, like hiding behind a rack I have small panics. That’s the reason for my question. Thank you for your time.

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For me it kind of depends on where we are. In a huge Walmart, I go with them. In a small local diner with 2 stalls, I wait outside the door

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I don’t really have an answer but my son is 10 and i still make him go in the women’s restroom with me unless his dad is with us to take him in thr mens

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I think you should accompany your son until you feel comfortable with him going alone. Trust your gut. You and your husband are your children’s protector and guide.

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I always kept my foot in the door so I could listen and yell out, are you ok…dads understood, I obviously wouldn’t keep my nose in.

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When my boys were younger I would have them say their abcs, sing a song…or keep a conversation with me while I stood right outside the door. They knew that the second they stopped or I heard distress in their voice that I would walk in.

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I did what Brandi Williamson did n does

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I wait right outside the bathroom for my 10 yr old🤷🏻‍♀️I’ll go in if I think I need too.

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My oldest is about to be 12 and if his father isn’t with us he goes in the woman’s room with me in bigger places

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My son is 10 and he goes to the ladies restroom with me. Too many weirdos out there

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Mine are 9 and 6 and I make them use the women’s bathroom.

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That’s what family restrooms are for hopefully the places you go have one or do what sandy said

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With the way this country is going, mine will be going in with me until he can stick up for himself! Ain’t trusting a single person to be in with my child

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I stood by the door and told men that they could wait or I can come in. No one gave me a hard time and some even said they have to to tell there wife’s this. I would even yell in the bathroom to see if anyone was In there first. And if a man came to use it I would yell for my son to see how much longer and that would determine if I would let them in.

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Definitely not yet anyhow

If it’s like a restaurant if my son (7) doesn’t want to come in to mine but doesn’t feel comfortable going in the men’s, when it’s just us out (Pre Covid) I’d stand near toilets or by disabled one, obviously I’d used the baby change years ago but a few times he’s gone quick and talks convo with me waiting in corridor! :joy: He uses a cubicle not the urinals if he going in the men’s with Male family members in past for privacy xx

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According on were u are

If he is still not comfortable doing it on his own, you should not force him. Wait until he will tell you so that he will be fine all by himself.

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U can’t trust anyone now these days people have gone nuts

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In today’s world… I would continue what you are currently doing!

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