Leigh - posted on 07/15/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have 2 nephew's, one is 4, the other will be 5 next week. Both don't wipe themselves when the do #2's. They just sit & yell out 'I'm finished', & wait. They both go to preschool & the same thing happens there. Their Mum has no clues how to get them to at least try to wipe themselves first. My kids are many years past this stage, so I can't remember what we did for our kids. I am about to look after my nephews whilst their mother recovers from surgery, which will be about a month, & I'd like them to be wiping themselves by the time she's better. I've talked with mr nearly 5 & asked why he won't wipe himself, he says it's yukky (we practice good hygene after toilet use) & he just shakes his head & says no, don't want to do it. I've also tried giving him baby wipes instead of using loo paper, but he doesn't like that either. Any ideas please.