OK- so any great ideas would be appreciated. My four and a half yr old DS has been potty trained for two years now. In the last few months we have had the probem of him not wanting to washhis hands after he sits on the potty. I have explained germs, I have told him he could get sick, I have showed him how dirty potties are.... Nothing seems to get through to him.
So last night we were getting ready for bed and as I am dressing teh 2 yr old I hear 4 ur old go potty. I then hear - "mom I need toothpaste." I walk into the bathroom and he has 4 toothbrushes in his hands and is standing at the perfectly dry sink. I ask, "Did you wash your hands?" His reply is, "No- why?" So I explain that touching our toothbrushes without washing our hands after going potty is like putting our toothbrushes in the toilet- and now they are all dirty and full of germs and need to be thrown out." NOW he gets upset. He starts yelling at me about how I CANNOT throw away his toothbrush. I explain again about germs and the such. He says eh promises to wash from now on. "I understand mom" Yea- right. This morning same thing - and another toothbrush!!!! I now threatened to put him in diapers again if washing his hands is such a problem. He can't go to summer camp or school if he is in diapers so I thought this would work. I am at a loss and I feel liek crap for even telling him that--- but I am at my wits end. I am due to have another baby any day now and do NOT want toilet germs all over my house and the new baby!
I know some of you mamas out there will be able to help me with this.
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