how old was your children when you started making them wipe their own butt?

Jessica - posted on 10/13/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My little girl is 3 years old a 4 months have let her wipe but then i wipe her butt to make sure she has gotten it all. Am i a bad mom that i go behind her and wipe her ?? should i just let her and if she does a bad job just let it go? I just dont want her to stink??

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Cindi - posted on 10/15/2009

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My son is 5 years old and he just now started wipe his own butt. I used to go to bathroom with him and he would wipe first then I would wipe. I was always afraid he would not get it all either. SO NO u r not a bad mother. Just a concerned mom that does want the best for her child. I think u should let her wipe then go in when she says she is done and if there is still more there let her wipe untill its gone...

Caprice - posted on 10/14/2009

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My son is 4 and now wipes his own butt, but i still do check just in case. You're doing it right hehe.

Alison - posted on 10/14/2009

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I didn't stop double checking my son untill I could really see that he had the hang of wiping on his own. Any time I did wipe him and there was evidence that he had not done a good job I would remind him that he needed to wipe untill the paper was clean. Hey if you don't check for them how else are they supposed to learn that they are not doing a good enough job.

Elizabeth - posted on 10/14/2009

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I had the same questions about the whole "bum" experience! I think that youre on point with the whole checking thing...they will learn to make sure that they are not leaving any behind!!! lol

Jessica - posted on 10/14/2009

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thanks i just wanted to see if i was doing the right thing or not i was told that i needed to teach her how to wipe her bum and i had already done so but i check her from time to time to make sure she was doing right just wanted to see if i was doing right!! thank you everyone!!

April - posted on 10/13/2009

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my 2 and 3 yr old wipe there buts. sometimes when they poo i have to help . but you gotta show them how everytime they miss they wille eventually pick up how to do it.

Tracy - posted on 10/13/2009

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I do the same as you, when my 4yr old asks me to check, which is not very often now!there is nothing wrong with checking them, but try not to do it all the time, she has to learn to keep wiping til her tushy is clean!

Trystan - posted on 10/13/2009

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From the beginning... if they can sit on the toilet they can wipe their own bums it think! But poos are different.. I let them wipe it then get them to bend over to show me and if they are right then I praise them and if not re enforce how it is done...

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