Results for - Kids Using Bathrooms/Locker Rooms on Their Own

1,915 voters participated in this survey

1. If you have children, have you ever had to take a child of the opposite sex into the restroom or a locker room with you?

Yes
36%
677 votes
No
21%
401 votes
Not Applicable
43%
822 votes

2. At what age did you start sending your child(ren) into the restroom/changing room on their own?

14 and older
4%
80 votes
Somewhere between 12 -14
6%
105 votes
Somewhere between 10-12
9%
164 votes
Somewhere between 8-10
15%
292 votes
Younger than 8
11%
205 votes
I'm not sure
10%
188 votes
n/a
45%
858 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
8 votes

3. I am a mom and two of my children are boys, ages 6 and 8. I still take them into the women's with me, when we are out and about. They are also currently in swim lessons at the Y and we use the women's locker room. I change them in a bathroom stall that is in a separate part of the locker room and then make them follow my feet, with their heads down, as we pass through and exit into the pool area. We have been going for a few years and no one has ever said anything, until last Sunday. A maintenance woman gave me a bunch of grief about having my boys in there, telling me to hurry up. Have you ever had anyone say anything to you, when bringing children of the opposite sex in a bathroom or locker room?

Yes
6%
119 votes
No
38%
721 votes
Not Applicable
56%
1,060 votes

4. I was flabbergasted by her reaction, so I emailed the Y the next day, to find out if there is a rule about this. It turns out their policy is that children of the opposite gender may use the locker rooms with their parents only up until the age of 5. Six-year-olds and older must use the appropriate room, by themselves if need be. Do you think this policy is age appropriate?

Yes
26%
487 votes
No
35%
669 votes
Undecided
39%
744 votes

5. I would just change them at home, except we live 40 minutes away and I don't really want them riding home in their wet suits for that great of a distance. If you were me, would you now knowingly break the rules and keep doing what you were doing, or send the boys into the men's locker room alone?

I'd keep doing what you were doing.
25%
473 votes
I'd send them into the boys locker room alone.
17%
329 votes
I'm not sure.
24%
462 votes
n/a
31%
590 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
46 votes

6. Do you think facilities such as this should provide family restrooms/changing areas for situations similar to this?

Yes
60%
1,149 votes
No
13%
244 votes
Undecided
27%
507 votes
12/06/2016 Parenting 1915 58 By: MamaV1776
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