ETA if I go to the toilet with my kids there's a STRONG likelihood that one or both of them will decide they need to take a 10 minute dump. I'm always going to do everything I can to make sure that's not going to stop anyone else doing their own essential business. A parent always has the option of the regular toilets if my kids are taking 20 minutes.
Last edited by FearlessLeader; 13-02-2016 at 16:55.
With 4 kids my basic position is they use the normal toilets. None are in nappies and all are confident on toilets. Even with 4 of them together my default is the normal toilets.
I don't see the point of using a parents room ever to be honest. Mainly I guess because at the place we spend most of our time there aren't toilets in them.
But if I am somewhere with a parents room with a toilet in it I'd still use the normal toilets. Parents rooms sometimes smell from nappies so my older kids hate them.
If for whatever reason we can't use the normal toilets we use the disabled toilets at our centre as that's what they expect us to do.
But if I was somewhere when I was toilet training one of the kids to be honest yes I have used a disabled toilet if the parents room was too far and the need was desperate. It was that or clean up wee all over the floor. I can count on one hand when this has happened but I'll own it.
@Sonja I'm talking about people who have effectively said - 'no don't use the parent's room, use the disabled toilets instead'. I'm not talking about your situation; you don't have to justify yourself to me. I've used accessibility toilets loads of times. If I had a pram and there wasn't a parent's room, I would use them. If I have both kids and there is a queue at the regular toilets and someone is busting, I will use them. I've used them in lots of circumstances. But I wold never think it was morally better to use a disabled toilet over a parent's room toilet. That to me seems like crazy logic.
in this instance however, I'd have no issue with a boy of the same age in the ladies room. everyone uses a private cubicle to do their business and as you say, many parents would not be comfortable sending a child that age into the toilets alone.
Haha most controversial and emotive BH topics = vaccines, circumcision, welfare and proper public toilet use!
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