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How old is too old to allow your son to come into a women's restroom when you are out in public? How young was too young to allow your liitle boy to use the men's room by himself?
My son is 4 now, and he's never even questioned going to the women's room with me until recently. He definately knows the difference between the boy's room sign and girl's room sign. He knows that when he is with me, we use the girl's room, and when he is with Daddy, (or uncle, or Grandpa) he uses the boy's room. ( My son likes using the urinals, and he actually loves to tell me all about them!) At our public library, I allow my son to use the bathroom by himself in the kid's section-but I am right at that door. It's a small bathroom. Anywhere else in public, he never ever goes by himself. There is ALWAYS an adult or and I need to check for the cleanliness of the bathrooms. Too many weirdos out there in public! The other day in the mall, there was a mom with her 2 boys-in the women's restroom-maybe age 5 & 8ish? I really didn't think twice about it. My sister allows her 7 1/2 year old son to use a restroom (like at a mall or bookstore) by himself, and this is only recently she is allowing him to go by himself.