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at what age should a child wipe thier own bum?


Asked by wildwiccan83 at 1:51 PM on Oct. 18, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Well before they start kindergarten. You should teach this with potty training.

    Answer by Glamourina at 1:53 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • My kids were all 4.

    Answer by mompam at 1:53 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • My son is 2, and we just got him potty trained. I don't trust him to do it yet. Maybe in a few months, we'll see where we're at, but we're still perfecting the potty training part. One thing at a time. But if they are going to the bathroom alone, they should probably learn how to wipe properly.

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:55 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • my 4 year old and 3 year old were doing it since they potty trained (exactly 2 years old.) i checked them to make sure they were doing a good job, for a bit. they do it on their own without problems.

    Answer by gracefulsky at 1:57 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • My son was 3. He HAD to be able to before he could go to preschool. So, I taught him.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:07 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • My son was 3 when he started wiping his own bottom.

    Answer by worriedmommy600 at 2:34 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • 3

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 3:13 PM on Oct. 18, 2010