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How old should a boy be before going to the bathroom alone at airport or publicplace?
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
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Every kid is different.
In public, first concern is safety. No child should go anywhere alone until parents are confident that kid can & will assert self and make noisy call for help if threatened in any way. Family bathrooms in public places are becoming more common, but if not available, child should go with parent into br of parent's gender. Better an uncomfortable bystander than unsafe child.

In brief: Good question Varies
Every kid is different.
In public, first concern is safety. No child should go anywhere alone until parents are confident that kid can & will assert self and make noisy call for help if threatened in any way. Family bathrooms in public places are becoming more common, but if not available, child should go with parent into br of parent's gender. Better an uncomfortable bystander than unsafe child.
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