How do you get a 7 year old girl to wipe her bum properly???

Ange - posted on 11/21/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I have 7 year daughter who refuses to wipe her properly and now she is getting really sore in her bum... but no matter what I say she won't listen to me I am telling her that she will get an infection in her bum if she doesn't clean it properly.... and I think that is what happening now cause of the lack of cleaning

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Ange - posted on 11/21/2011

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or is it a lazy thing.... we are just starting to get into the stage where if she doesn't like doing it she isn't going to.... like she doesn't like washing her face so she won't and now she is breaking out from scratching all the time cause her skin is itchy from being dirty

Ange - posted on 11/21/2011

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so how many times do they go through the same stage we have already gone through this once before

Ange - posted on 11/21/2011

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oh we did the wipes with her too when she was 5 years old she pulled out of this stage when she was 5 years old too and now we are back to this stage I just don't understand it and she is now more then every more persistant on not listening to me and doing the oposite of what I ask so this is why I am at a stump with her

Tamara - posted on 11/21/2011

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we use the flushable wipes it helps sooth the soreness plus makes sure its all clean

Ange - posted on 11/21/2011

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we had her to the point were she was wiping properly then for some reason this week she won't do it I mean we had he doing this from when she was 5 years and then we had to work real hard on her I would sit in the room and make wipe until she was done or if I was busy I made pull her pants down where I was and checked it then but now I have another little one and don't always have to sit in the bathroom with her I feel I am treating her like a 2 year old toddler again I hate doing that but she refuses to listen to me or do what I ask... But I will be trying the mirror thing and see how that goes thank you

Rebekah - posted on 11/21/2011

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My oldest is only 4.5 years old, but we have him bend over in front of a mirror and wipe himself with a wet wipe. It seemed like for a while he didn't know exactly where he was supposed to wipe, so the mirror really helped.

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