How old does a boy have to be


#1

How old does a boy have to be before he is too old for his mother to take him into a womens public restroom?

And no, I don’t mean when is he old enough to go into the womens restroom by himself :stuck_out_tongue:


#2

At the age they realize the rules concerning strangers, and I still escort my children to the Men’s room, just because it’s the right thing to do.

But my wife quit taking them into the ladies room…I would say around 5, maybe 6…Hell I don’t know

What are your thoughts on the subject?


#3

I dunno… They have family rest rooms for that sorta thing in most places now…


#4

[quote=“BadBoy@TheWheel, post: 1076277”]At the age they realize the rules concerning strangers, and I still escort my children to the Men’s room, just because it’s the right thing to do.

But my wife quit taking them into the ladies room…I would say around 5, maybe 6…Hell I don’t know

What are your thoughts on the subject?[/quote]

Well, our kiddo is four, and Lisa still takes him in to the girls restroom, and I don’t have a problem with that.

I figure it’ll be a natural transition. I’m taking him more and more as it is. Maybe by the time he’s five. But then if I’m not around at the time, Lisa will still have to take him.


#5

I take austin in the womens room with me… but he is a different case… sometimes I let him go in the mens room alone… but thats only if there si noone in there…


#6

[quote=“canidae, post: 1076279”]Well, our kiddo is four, and Lisa still takes him in to the girls restroom, and I don’t have a problem with that.

I figure it’ll be a natural transition. I’m taking him more and more as it is. Maybe by the time he’s five. But then if I’m not around at the time, Lisa will still have to take him.[/quote]

Yeah, I am not sure there’s a hard and fast rule…I know 36 is too old:ninja


#7

Yeah, I saw in another forum someone talking about taking their 10yo boy in the womens restroom. That’s far beyond my comfort zone, unless it’s a special case.

36 isn’t too old in a case where that person and a female would be going into the girl’s bathroom for :ninja


#8

Yep, I’d go with 5 or 6 too

Though not having sons I’m not experienced in such matters!!


#9

My 5 y.o has started informing me he will not go to the “girly” toilets, but I think he is still too young to go into the mens by himself


#10

My 5 year old doesn’t like it, but if we are at a busy place he will go into the ladies room with me. I just don’t trust people enough. I’d say 5 or 6 cuz Michael is learning the don’t talk to strangers thing so he would be fine I’m sure if I let him.

I let him go into the bathroom when he was 4 all by himself. All of a sudden I have some guy coming out saying there’s a lil boy in there who wants his mommy to whipe his bottom…hahahaha So that guy kept an eye out for me and I ran into the mens room and got him taken care of.


#11

Shudders at the flashback of shouts of “I’m ready” for bum wiping

Those damn kids!!


#12

I let him go into the bathroom when he was 4 all by himself. All of a sudden I have some guy coming out saying there’s a lil boy in there who wants his mommy to whipe his bottom…hahahaha So that guy kept an eye out for me and I ran into the mens room and got him taken care of. __________________

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#13

I say 5, too. I think school age is when rules need to start shifting. I do understand in crowded places, though. I wouldn’t let my 6 year old son go into the men’s room at an amusement park (if I had one). I guess it’s just a judgment call on the parents’ part.

EDIT: Now I remember what I was going to post! I think I have seen some places that boys over 5 can’t go in the women’s room. It was probably a long time ago and it may have been on a military base, so I don’t know, but I guess that’s where I get 5 from.


#14

I still get away with taking my youngest to the womens toilet, he doesnt seem to care as long as he gets to go, however my eldest wont go anywhere near it, he has to pee in the mens toilet end of. Hes almost 10 and i have this rule with him if hes not out on 3 minutes, the time it takes to pee Im going in, he knows ill do it too, mens rooms dont bother me but it embrarasses the hell out of him the thought of me going into the mans toilet lol


#15

I’d say 5 or 6 would be the time to start the little guy going into the men’s room, but with parent definitely standing outside the door to wait. Give him enough time to do his business and if he isn’t out, I’d go in to see why… other men or not.


#16

Last time it happened to me. I was five. I haven’t been escorted to the ladies room since.


#17
  1.           :nod:

#18

Seems to be a consensus on here. I don’t think so many people have ever agreed on one thing as much as in this thread.


#19

It’s my nature to try and bring people together in agreement :smiley:

Ok, next question - Will the sun come up tomorrow?


#20

In Oxford, doubtful. Not that I’d see it anyhow. We’re supposed to have awful storms tomorrow.

John says 5 too.