Public restrooms are terrible when you are a parent. The stuff of nightmares.
Chances are that before having kids you never thought very hard about the restroom you frequented when out in public. Your worst fear often was that a stall wouldn’t have toilet paper, or someone hadn’t flushed the toilet, or that you had to stand in line.
But, once you have a child, you realize how terribly designed and poorly thought out a vast majority of restrooms are for small children and babies. In fact, many are downright cruel.
One of the less-talked about parts of potty training is the fact that you have to teach your child how to use a potty outside of your home, including in the dreaded public restroom, which is full of new noises, sights, sounds, heights, and smells. It’s a sensory overload.
There are many ways in which a public restroom terrifies a child, as well as their parents, so I am sure I’ll miss a few, but today I am sharing 8 of my favorite reasons to dislike using public restrooms with children over on my friend Jenny Evan’s blog UNRemarkableFiles.com. I highly encourage you to check it out. I promise you’ll get a good laugh if you have ever experienced public restrooms with kids.
I am guest posting for Jenny because she just had a new baby! Baby #6! She guest posted for me last year when I had a new baby. You can check out her humorous guest post for me: 6 Signs You Are Suffering From Mom-Zheimer’s.