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Old Yesterday, 08:49 AM
 
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lol guys, thanks. waiting for samaritan is not the reliable way. at 6, we still take her and help her out. Probably in few years, she can do by herself.
Once my daughter started kindergarten at 5 I made sure she knew proper public bathroom etiquette. She's going to have to go alone at school so she should be ok with you waiting by the door if she is taught what to do/not to do inside there by herself
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Old Yesterday, 09:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Unless she's got special needs, at 6 she's already used to going into the restroom at school by herself. She can go into the women's restroom alone at this age.

My husband didn't think our daughters should be going alone at that age but they were ready and it was normal. Even when I was shopping with them at that age, I didn't go into the restroom with them unless I needed to go too.

I wouldn't suggest the men's room because you usually have to walk past the urinals to get to the stalls. You're going to make other men uncomfortable if you bring her into the men's room with you.
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Old Yesterday, 09:49 AM
 
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Majority of places has family bathrooms
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Old Yesterday, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I had the same issue in reverse, as the mom of a boy.

If there isn't a family bathroom, I think 6 can go in alone to a ladies room, although I would still walk her to the bathroom and stand outside the door. I will admit that I was still taking my son into the ladies room at that age, but there are no urinals in there so I think it's less of an issue. He started going into the mens room on his own somewhere between 7 and 8 although somewhere like a baseball stadium, I would still walk him to the restroom and stand outside, just to be sure he didn't get lost going there or back.
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Old Yesterday, 10:07 AM
 
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I hang out with my 6 yr old few times now one heckling question is I am father and now when she needs rest, I am buffled. Which restroom to take? male or female? Last time, the need arose and that was rude awakening.
Male. Assuming that you are talking about sketchy places where you can't send her in herself, e.g., Port Authority Bus Terminal.
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Old Yesterday, 10:11 AM
 
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With there being non-cis (especially biologically male identifying as gay female) people and--more importantly--vagrant *******s, shooting up, who aren't stopped by a polite gender sign, in women's rooms, if there's not a family or all-gender bathroom, just take her into a men's room stall and stand "guard" at the stall door.
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Old Yesterday, 01:13 PM
 
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With there being non-cis (especially biologically male identifying as gay female) people and--more importantly--vagrant *******s, shooting up, who aren't stopped by a polite gender sign, in women's rooms, if there's not a family or all-gender bathroom, just take her into a men's room stall and stand "guard" at the stall door.
Yes, because "THOSE GAYS" will absolutely do damage to your daughter.

SIGH.
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Old Yesterday, 01:49 PM
 
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A few YEARS? She'll have to go by herself in school restrooms! Sure, there are only other kids there but she'll have to "do her business" by herself - teach her some independence now. And always, always have her go before you leave the house, even if she doesn't think she needs to.
This. She's 6. She's in first grade (or kindergarten). Surely she manages by herself there!

I loved the scene in Three Men and a Little Lady where they tied a pocket handkerchief like a blindfold around the child's eyes and took her into the men's room at the stadium. Not real life -- but might work.
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Old Yesterday, 02:17 PM
 
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With there being non-cis (especially biologically male identifying as gay female) people and--more importantly--vagrant *******s, shooting up, who aren't stopped by a polite gender sign, in women's rooms, if there's not a family or all-gender bathroom, just take her into a men's room stall and stand "guard" at the stall door.
People shooting up? What types of bathrooms do you hang out in? Can't say I've ever see anything but people going in, getting their business done, and getting out.
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Old Yesterday, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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6 yr olds, most anyway, aren't all that quick or neat about wiping the rear. Not man #2 at school. At first I thought it strange that my 8 year old doesn't poop at school. Then I remembered. Hell, I never did. Not once. In 12 years.
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