4 Year Old Daughter doesn't like wiping her butt??

Crystal - posted on 04/02/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




My 4 yr old DD has been giving me so many problems wiping her butt. If she does do it she uses so much TP (Flushable wet wipes even) that it has a hard time flushing or she refuses to wipe her self all together. I explained to her that once she starts PreK this fall that the teacher is not there to her wipe herself but being 4 she really doesn't understand. Does anyone out there have or had this problem and is there anything else that I can do to help her?


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Laura - posted on 05/12/2012




I don't have this issue with my 4 year old, but my 6 year old is constantly saying he can't do it, yells for me to come help...He is the type that won't do it at school and manages to wait until he gets home..but it is frustrating that it's a battle to get him to do it himself..

Angie - posted on 04/13/2012




My 4 yo just started wiping. He still doesn't do that good a job, gets paper stuck there, etc. And he doesn't like the wet wipes. Now he is the type that wont poo except at home, so that is not a worry for us. But many times, kids will do for others what they wont do at home. But it may take awhile for them to do a good job.

Becky - posted on 04/10/2012




My 4 yr old DS asks me to wipe his butt all the time. Alot of times I just tell him that he's a big boy and he can do it himself. He attends daycare and goes by himself and there hasn't been a problem. You just have to be more stubborn and she will eventually learn. It takes time.

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