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Boy moms...does your child wipe his own bottom?

After my 4y DS goes #2 he always asks me to wipe his bottom. He says he is afraid that he will get poop on his hand, starts getting very upset, and seems genuinely overwhelmed.


Asked by UpSheRises at 3:38 PM on Sep. 29, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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Answers (14)
  • I made my daughter start doing it by the time she was 3 1/2 because she was going to be starting preschool at 4 and would need to know what she was doing on her own. That way I could still check her at first and she could get comfortable over time. Also, look into the moist, flushable wipes to help out at first!

    Answer by khedy at 10:59 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • My son started around 4.

    Answer by mompam at 3:39 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • I wiped my youngest till he was 4 or 5. I can't remember when I stopped helping my other 2.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 3:41 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Both of my boys were around 5 when they started wiping themself on a regular basis, and when they did start they got poop on their hands.

    Answer by colethky at 3:42 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Mine was almost 3 when I made him learn. By 3 he always did it. He had to to go to Preschool.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:43 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • My son is 3 and he still calls from the bathroom "Moooooom, I'm doooone!" so I can wipe him.

    Answer by nmmama09 at 3:44 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • My son started at 2-3.....we have a saying that we use "Wipe until white"...poor little guy used to scrub that bottem until the tp was white.

    Answer by xavcay at 3:56 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • She is 3. She wipes herself but I like to check and make sure it is clean.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 4:07 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • My son wipes on his own. He started doing this around 3.5 years.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 4:27 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • I let him do it my son is 5. Since he goes to school I just insisted he learned on his own. He sometimes asks me for help but he's doing it on his own.

    Answer by ErikaM27 at 6:00 PM on Sep. 29, 2010