At what age is it inappropriate to take your opposite sex child into the yoilet with you

2017-10-14 08:55:24

I was at the airport and saw two women (mother and daughter I guess), travelling with a young boy ( about 9 or 10yo). The two women both went into the ladies toilet, and the boy went in with them.

I thought it a bit strange that they would take such an old (clearly independent) boy into the women’s toilet.

Is there an upper age limit at which it is no longer appropriate to do this?

What about men taking their daughter into the men’s toilet? Do the same rules apply?

In this example if 2 men took a 9-10yo girl into the men’s toilet would it be any more or less appropriate?

For my family, that is fine. I don't make rules for other people. I do try to avoid this if possible because I accept other people's comfort levels, but if I am alone with my son who is that age, I take him in if it's a place I do not feel safe to leave him out. This is rarely an issue though as nearly all places seem not to have family bathrooms.

Different families operate differently. Not a

  • For my family, that is fine. I don't make rules for other people. I do try to avoid this if possible because I accept other people's comfort levels, but if I am alone with my son who is that age, I take him in if it's a place I do not feel safe to leave him out. This is rarely an issue though as nearly all places seem not to have family bathrooms.

    Different families operate differently. Not all families have issue with familial nudity/bathroom, etc. I grew up 9 people with one bathroom. We couldn't afford to have awkwardness over such small things.

    2017-10-14 10:55:33