Do You Take Your Son To The Bathroom With You?

Dana Loesh has two boys, and she’s not quite sure if it’s time to let them go to the bathroom alone. Alice, Asha and I chime in.

I’m in a bit of a different situation since my eldest child is a girl. I can have Jane take Alexander to the ladies room if I don’t want to stand outside the men’s room door.

What got cut was my litmus test. I decided that Alexander was old enough to use the restroom alone as soon as he was old enough to not touch the urinal cakes. Googie is going to take me to task on this, and insist that I never ever ever let my son go to the bathroom alone, molesters lurk there. Googie works for the district attorney. Googie deals in the 1%.

Though I have an earthquake kit, I still walk under my chandelier. I’ve spoken to my kids, I really think we’re okay.
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  • Peggy Brister

    I let mine start going to the bathroom on their own when they were old enough to go on their own. Just that simple. I think my 24 yr old was about 5 when I let him go in the boy’s bathroom.

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  • This is such a tricky question….and I have a girl, so thankfully I’ve never had to worry about it yet. I can see both sides of the discussion, so I think I will have to leave it up to mother’s of boys to give advice on this one.

  • My oldest is 5 so it depends on the where we are at and the bathroom. He will still sometimes plays with things in there so if its a filty bathromm then he goes with me.

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  • ally johnson

    I started letting my son going into the mens room when he was 9 but 1 day he walked out and some teenagers dunked his head in the toilet. I have been bringing him into the womens room since and he is now 13 but he always complains and says its humiliating and akward and i saw some girls teasing him once but i ignore it.

  • jocymocy

    My kids scream and blast on the aperture if I abutting it! They’re consistently in the bath with me, or the aperture is accessible so they can appear in if they wish to. I alone abutting it if added humans are in there, and even then, bisected the time, at atomic one of them insists on afterward me in..

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