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|View Poll Results: Who should use the family locker room?|
|ONLY those with special needs and a parent/caretaker with a child of the opposite gender||30||32.26%|
|Special Needs, parents/caretakers with children regardless of gender||59||63.44%|
|Special needs, parents/caretakers with children, couples without children||2||2.15%|
|other- I'm sure I forgot something||2||2.15%|
|Voters: 93. You may not vote on this poll|
I might have misunderstood the concept but it seems like everyone and their brother (and sister) uses the family locker room at our Y. It's to the point where often times older children are having to use the segregated locker rooms on their own or younger children af the opposite gender are "snuck" into their parents locker room. So when you see a sign on the door that reads
"This Locker Room is Reserved for use by Families and Individuals with Special Needs" What does it mean to you?
The policy is that children over the age of one and accompanied by a parent of the opposite sex must use the family locker room.
The family locker room is smaller than the men's or women's locker room.
Chasing DS since April 2007 and pumping for DD March 2013.
At our gym, the family locker room is also wheelchair friendly. But use isn't limited to families or folks with limited mobility. It's entirely appropriate that couples sharing a bag might use it. And I know folks who are modest and prefer to change in a private room who use one of the changing rooms (four changing rooms, each with a shower, toilet, sink). The family changing room *is* small. There are a few dozen lockers and then the four changing/shower rooms.
I'm irritated that our gym deems opposite sex children too old for a parents' locker room around 3-4. I don't like the family changing rooms. The floor is always dirtier because the changing rooms are all-in-one type rooms, so people wear outside shoes in there. In the regular locker rooms, the showers are separate, so folks only wear shower shoes in that area.
a mom or dad with more than one child to chase should be able to use one
a mom or dad with a child of the other gender over 3 or 4 should use them
a mom or dad with a SN child of any age or gender should use one if they feel the need
an adult couple -- where one adult needs the assistance of the other adult -- should be able to use them
a mom and dad WITH at least one child, should use one
a childless couple should NOT -- they can be apart a few minutes to dress in the correct locker rooms.
Thanks for agreeing
when DS way tiny -- we used one together so we could take turns holding him. Now DH goes to his and I take DS -- able to stand and tot around while i change to the ladies, soon enough he will go to the men's with dh. Now if i was alone with 2 or 3, no matter the age -- i would use the family, if there wasn't someone else who needed it more, so that i wouldn't have to chase sooooooooo much in teh lady's room.
I appercipate people with body image issues -- buttttttttttttt they can change in teh potty stalls, or showers with cutrains -- not ideal, i admit -- but with family locker room so limited, it has to be -- IMO -- reserved for families who really need it.
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