Need help

Susie - posted on 05/04/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




I have a four and half year old girl. She knows when to do wees in the toilet but when it comes to bm she is constantly having accidents in her undies. i can have up to 8 undies in one day. I've tried getting her to wipe herself but its a constant battle and this also happens when it comes to dressing. It can take hours to let her do it herself. I am at wits end with what to do. I've tried various things. I am not sure if she is aware of the poo coming or it hurts when she does it. I am seperated and not sure what my ex does with her at his house or his mum. any advice.


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Sherri - posted on 05/05/2012




Well she is only 4 wiping herself when she has bm most of the time doesn't happen till they are around 5. However, if you want her too simply keep baby wipes or flushable wipes in the bathroom it makes it much easier for them.

She also is most likely not finishing all the way in the bathroom before she just jumps up and wants to continue playing. You need to let her know she has to stay in there till she is done her bm and even check to make sure there is one in the toilet before allowing her to go back and play. Most kids only have 1 bm per day, so if she is having lots of messy underwear she is most likely not finishing in the bathroom.

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