Heading to the restroom, SOLO
If you're a mama with a little boy or if you're a papa with a little girl, how and when would/did you let them go to the bathroom on their own? When our daughters were brought on a playdate with a friend and his papa, we wondered, "would Jason take them into the men's room? Or let them potty on their own?" Shannon emails:
I’m the mama of two kids, ages 7 and 3, and we have just started swim lessons again at our local pool. Up until now, I have been bringing my son (the 7-year old) in the locker room with me despite the inane sign that tells me children 5 and up must use the same gender locker room or a family changing room. There was no way my 5-year old was in any way ready to go in the men’s room by himself and it’s virtually impossible to get a family room (plus floor is generally wet and icky). So now that he is 7, my husband suggested that maybe he is old enough to venture into the men’s room and change by himself while I tend to my daughter in the ladies room. At first I was really reluctant and worried (there are myriad scenarios that fly through my head), but I thought we’d give it a try. We designated a spot for him to wait for his sister and me, we talked about strangers and where to go for help (the front desk) if he needed it.
So I was wondering at what age do other mamas let their sons go in the men’s room on their own and how they felt about it?