In my opinion 8 is too old. I used to stand at the door and crack it open and yell in and ask if everything is ok.
My youngest is 8 and it has been a very long time since he has come into the womens room with me.
So yes I think it is too old.
I was lucky I have 2 boys 13months apart. So I never had the letting them go in alone. If I did have a single he would be with me until 10. Even then I would stand right outside the door.
Imo, yes. That's getting near puberty and he should be more than capable of going to the men's bathroom on his own.
Yes it is too old. He will be fine going in the mens room for 2 minutes to pee. I started letting my boys go in themselves around 5.
My 7 yr old still comes into the women's restroom when we are out in public. I do not see this stopping any time soon so probably when he is 8 he will still be coming into the women's bathroom.
And my 8 year old sons would have never went into the womens room at that age. They would have been mortified if I made them.
DS is 6 and I will let him use the mens room in some places. I do think 8 is to old.
Yes, its too old. If I walk into a restroom and there is a boy that looks anywhere near 7 or so, I walk right back out and wait. My boys were already checking out girls at that age, I'm incredibly uncomfortable with boys that old in the room where I'm trying to pee.
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