My Daughter is 5 years Old and she is frighted of public bathrooms

Rit - posted on 08/16/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My Daughter is 5 years Old and she is frighted of public bathrooms or any other bathrooms other than the one at home. If I try to push her to go she throws a tantrum... screaming and flops on the floor. I feel bad for reprimanding her, but it is so embarrassing and I don't want her to hold until she gets home which she usually does...so I am forced to use a baby porta potty.
Is there any one else that is dealing or has dealt with the same issue. Please any advise will be helpful.

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Amy - posted on 08/16/2012

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My 6 year old doesn't like public restrooms but he's gotten better. He used to hold it while we were out and about but now if he really has to go he does. Last year he did 1/2 day kindergarten and never used the bathroom at school. I just make sure he goes before we leave the house.

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Yea, I didnt like public bathrooms, still don't. They are nasty. Try asking her why and if she feels like its gross, don't force her. I've ALWAYS waited to get home. Its just way too far outside my comfort zone.

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