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Do you allow your young child in the bathroom while you're doing your business?

I've been reading some responses on this website, and it seems a lot of moms don't allow their young children in the bathroom with them. That seems really odd. If I didn't let my 2 year old go into the bathroom with me, I wouldn't be able to keep an eye on her. Besides, she follows me there all the time! I can't hold my bladder or bowels until she is sleeping!

Any comments?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:06 AM on Sep. 24, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (13)
  • Girl, I have not peed by myself since 1986! Hell, I have even held a crying child on my lap while peeing because they needed consoling and I had to go!

    Answer by salexander at 10:39 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • ewww, no-I couldn't do that!

    Answer by NicolesMommy at 1:09 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Yeah, she just follows me everywhere (2yr) and every time I close the door she screams and cries the whole some point she will learn, but I am prolly going to wait until she is potty trained so that there are no negative associations with the bathroom..

    Answer by nkkk07 at 1:35 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • I dont really have a choice. Im a single mother of a 7yr old 3yr old and 1yr old. All boys and act like boys! So i have 2 keep an eye on me. Also my boys arent curious bout body parts either which i think is best. Sometimes my 3yr old n 1yr old even take a shower with me. N i dont have a choice 2 let them in when its that time of the month either. They dont ask questions. Not even my 7yr old.

    Answer by olivia3579 at 2:48 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Oops i meant i have 2 keep an eye on "them".

    Answer by olivia3579 at 2:50 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • i let my 21month old, its not like if i tell him come here, i do leave the door open sometimes because if hes not in there w/me he will be in my room.

    Answer by gabby06 at 1:09 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • I've never not allowed my almost 3-year-old son from entering the bathroom while I'm in there. I figured it will help him understand that going to the bathroom is normal and nothing to be scared/ashamed of. Plus, he loves to flush!

    Answer by phoofy at 1:16 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • my daughter-6-comes in sometimes..i could care less..but..i wont let her come in while its that time of the month...

    Answer by alexis_06 at 1:21 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Sometimes my kids follow me in but I don't shoo them out if I'm just going pee or poo. If I'm using a tampon then I don't allow them in and I lock the door.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:23 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • The door stays open in my house, my kids have all seen me on the toilet. I don't think it is a big deal. I make sure they are occupied if I have to do any feminine hygiene things, but other than that...who cares. Everybody Poops! Right?

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 1:29 AM on Sep. 24, 2010