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My daughter doesn't always wipe her crotch after peeing. I explained to her that its unhealthy. Any suggestions that don't nesscesarily break her privacy.

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Asked by wifey000175554 at 11:59 AM on May. 14, 2013 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • print off articles about yeast infections and UTIs and tell her if she doesn't keep herself clean she can get an infection

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 12:00 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • and how do you know she doesn't wipe??

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 12:00 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • yeah, how do you know she isn't wiping?

    Answer by daylily888 at 12:01 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • When she gets her period in a few years that will all change.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 12:02 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • she told me herself that she doesn't always do it.

    Comment by wifey000175554 (original poster) at 12:13 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • I get that it's considered socially unacceptable, but could someone please explain why this is unhealthy? Urine is sterile. Why would removing small amounts of it or not from the vulva have any effect on infections? It's not like men get UTIs from not wiping their urethras. I'm sure the hundreds of millions of women who squat in a field while farming aren't getting infections from the lack of wiping off pee.

    Answer by SWasson at 12:40 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • ^^^odor on clothing probably :P

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:20 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • I don't know about unhealty. But stinky!

    Answer by louise2 at 1:43 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • I'd simply tell her that the smell can be detected by others especially kids and it would be embarrassing for her if they spread it around that she wasn't clean. I'm sure she is aware of how cruel kids can be. At this age peer pressure can be more important than what we adults think and say. I'd make sure to provide wet wipes in the bathroom. As long as she's told you she's not wiping properly and she doesn't have an incontinence problem just talking might work...or show her (with a doll, a baby girl if one is handy or even a picture) how to wipe properly.

    Answer by admckenzie at 2:06 PM on May. 14, 2013

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