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When should u let your little ones wipe themselves?

My daughter is 4 and my son is 3 and we are still not sure when we should let them wipe their bottoms after a BM. Any suggestions?


Asked by HelenetheQueen at 9:58 PM on Jan. 17, 2009 in Health

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  • You should teach the older one to do it for herself and check her until she can do it right on a regular basis. Also check periodically for the next year or so. (Wet wipes are a godsend when trying to teach butt wiping.)

    For the younger one, you can start letting him try it on his own, but do a check wipe. You will need to keep checking him until he is a bit older.

    Answer by yakara77 at 10:09 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • my daughter will be 4 tomorrow and has just started wiping well enough that i dont need to check. shes been practicing for about a year.

    Answer by jcsmummy at 10:07 AM on Jan. 18, 2009