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How old was your child/ren when they started wiping their own bum, all the time?

I'm putting this Q into another age catergory too. Sorry if that bugs anyone.
But my one daughter is five next Feb and I'm still wiping her bum for her, whereas my others were younger. Wondered if anyone else had a child this age or older they still helped with toiletting #twos?

Thanks for responding.

JES xxx


Asked by CosyMama at 12:27 PM on Dec. 8, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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Answers (7)
  • My boys were 5-6 before they did it on their own all the time. I wanted to make sure they could do a good enough job getting clean.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:29 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • 3 with oversight. 4 no oversight.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:31 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • My friend and I both were five when our mom's had enough and forced us to learn. LOL My son was about 3.5...because I forced him to get over the Eww factor and just do it.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:31 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • Mine is 2.5 and thinks that she does a good enough job on her own...sometimes she does but I still check for now.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 12:38 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • I never helped my child wipe herself. I always made her do it on her own.

    Answer by Comfycozy77 at 12:45 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • My oldest was 3 or 4 - had no choice as she always had to poo when I had a baby latched on to my boob! 2nd was probably 3, 3rd is 4 and she'll wipe herself if she poos at school but at home we still wipe, youngest is just starting to potty train. For pees only they did it sooner, the ages I put here are just for poo.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:01 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • 4. They HAVE to be able to wipe their own butts in preschool and Kindergarten.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:01 PM on Dec. 8, 2009