|Posted by Admin on July 29, 2012 at 5:15 PM|
I've noticed a few times now, that parents have posted places asking why their child will use the restroom at home, but not in public. While I can't specifically say that I know THE reason why, I can maybe give some insight into what COULD be causing some issues.
First, the hand driers. These hurt my ears to no extent. I literally have to plug my ears sometimes because the noise hurts so badly. My suggestion: bring ear plugs or head phones and music, and use Purell or bring your own paper towels.
Second, the fan. For me, personally, I NEED a fan. It keeps me calm, and the louder it is, the less likely someone else is to hear me or me to hear them. It gives me a sense of privacy. That being said, for other people it can be as bad as the hand dryers are.
Third, the smell. Bathrooms ALWAYS smell, but public bathrooms can be 10x worse. If it's THAT bad, I usually pull the neck of my shirt over my face. For others, it may be too intense. Or, you can try using face masks.
Fourth, differences in routine. Different toilet seat, different flushing sounds, different toilet paper, different soap and soap smells....you name it. Some places play music, some places have scented candles, some places toilets are higher or lower or colder. There isn't much I can do to suggest help with this one, other than keep the routine as similar as you can.
Please keep these ideas in mind, and understand that no one WANTS to go in their pants. It's just the lesser evil to the public restrooms for some people. Or, they don't know how to DEAL with the restroom, and end UP going in their pants. Or, it may be a different reason altogether. But these can hopefully give you SOME insights into what COULD be going on.