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    Default Spin off: what age do you let your child go into a public toilet alone?

    The pool thread got me thinking. DD is a responsible yet anxious 8 year old now and I have let her go to the toilets with her 10yo cousin when somewhere like a bistro. I've also stood just at the very entrance to the ladies in the shopping centre while she goes in (eg. If DS is in the pram eating something and I don't want him near the germs). Other than that she has to go with an adult.

    What age did you/do you think you will let your child go to the public toilet alone?

    [Of course there will always be exception - there are some public toilets I won't go into on my own! But generally speaking.]

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    Not sure. I still go with all mine (my eldest is 10 and a half).

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    Depends on the child, the place, the area, the time of day, and what other options are available. It's very variable as to what I do.

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    Not sure really. At the end of the day my kids safety is what matters to me most., and besides, we all shut the door to the cubicle when we go so don't know what the problem is.

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    Default Spin off: what age do you let your child go into a public toilet alone?

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    Depends on the child, the place, the area, the time of day, and what other options are available. It's very variable as to what I do.
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    I've let DS go to the toilet with his cousin in the local restaurant we go to ( not a men's or ladies room just 2 toilets) but we can see the door and not on busy nights but never in a large public men's room ect , most of my friends did at about 8 so Id consider it then

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    With DS1 he was 12. Prior to that he came in to the ladies (as a very young lad) or went to a disabled toilet. To be honest though the only reason I let him at 12 was because he was almost 6 foot by then! DS2 is only 3 so we will see, he won't be big like his brother so I'm really not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Depends on the child, the place, the area, the time of day, and what other options are available. It's very variable as to what I do.
    Totally this. My kids have been using the public toilets in my small town by themselves since they were toilet trained. It's right next to the health nurse and if I'm in the middle of weighing DS3 I can't drop everything and go with them.

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    I have no idea, but I feel like it's a hell of a long way off (my DS is 5).

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    I still go with all mine and my oldest is 9 years. I think it will be a while off yet. My oldest DD thinks she's old enough, but after the tragic incident in a W.A shopping centre years back, I'm happy to keep accompanying them all until such time as I'm comfortable letting them go alone.

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    For me it 10 but only if it can't be avoided. Even with my older children, I prefer 2 siblings go together or go with them.

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