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Old 09-28-2010, 08:29 PM
 
Location: THE USA
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Much in the same vein as this thread. I took my daughter to swim class this summer. There was some mother who kept bringing in her 8-9 yr old boy into the locker room where women and girls are changing from swimming. I felt this was inappropriate.

You can change your kid at home, you can change your kid in the car. If you are changing a smaller child and this child is with you, have them sit outside in the pool area where all the other parents are and then when you have finished with the younger child, tell the older boy to go around through the male locker room and meet you in the lobby. There are tons of employees checking kid in and out of classes, no one is going to walk off with the 8 yr old if you ask the counter person to watch them.

I felt this was a bit much. Naked girls and women all over the place. No doors, just a large area with benches and a couple of showers.

Any thoughts?
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:17 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I take my son to the Y and like I said he is 7 and he still goes in the changing room with me. We usually pick and aisle that doesn't have anyone in it and change him quick before anyone else sees him. And we often went to the Y right after school for swim lessons, so changing at home wasn't an option and I am not making him change out of his clothes in the car. Our Y did have a adults only side for the women and the then a women and childrens side. If my husband is with us, he will take him in the mens side but otherwise I don't trust people. It's not just people running away with him, there are a lot of perverts out there.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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I always went to the women's toilet with my mother until I was about 7. After that, I would go to the men's and she would wait for me outside.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Finland
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I see little boys up to about 7 or 8 (but rarely, mostly just toddlers/preschoolers) in the women's changing rooms at the swimming pool, doesn't bother me, same with toilets although I see it less in toilets (maybe mum's are happier with their little boys going to the toilet in the men's alone than changing for swimming alone in the men's?)
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:19 PM
 
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I don't mind young boys being taken into the womens' restroom. What I do mind is when mom doesn't keep them in check and I see their little eyes peeking through the crack or hands coming under my stall.
Same for dressing rooms.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:22 PM
 
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Same for dressing rooms.
It's happened to me once! I was changing at a Banana Republic about five years ago and I looked down and some 7 or 8 year old boy is laying with his head under the door watching me. Yuck.
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:41 AM
 
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It's happened to me once! I was changing at a Banana Republic about five years ago and I looked down and some 7 or 8 year old boy is laying with his head under the door watching me. Yuck.
You too? lol
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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It's happened to me once! I was changing at a Banana Republic about five years ago and I looked down and some 7 or 8 year old boy is laying with his head under the door watching me. Yuck.
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