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    Default How do you wipe?

    Curious as I thought it common practise. The amount of people that have told me to wipe DD front to back is crazy. I'm thinking to myself well no sh!t I do have a v@gina myself you know. But now I wonder if some don't actually know

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    lol
    It's probably better to be safe than sorry and so to remind everyone for the sake of the minority of women who haven't been taught this already? Plus it's good to remind the dad's of such things, I suspect there's a lot of things to do with female anatomy that most men (understandably) have no idea about.

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    Front to back. Don't want any poo getting near your vagina or urethra. That's one of the causes of uti's!!

    i think with babies it's just a simple reminder, especially when your wiping them lying down it's not the most obvious way to do it, especially where there is poo freaking everywhere and you just want to get them clean

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    I didn't know until I was a late teen (18-19?). My mum never taught me anything like that and guess what I was riddled with UTIs (didn't know what they were either :/). I'm an intelligent person and was mortified when I found out! It seems so obvious but I guess it was just habitual and I didn't know any different. So maybe these people telling you were unfortunate sods like me!

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    I never heard this until I was in my 20's. My mother never taught this to me and I only found out from reading it online. So unfortunately you cannot assume it is common knowledge.

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    I was not told to wipe front to back but it's common sense, it's obvious that going the opposite way isn't right, wiping pooh into the vagina or willy of course can't be a good thing!

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    Side to side :P



    ..no, I always wiped DD when she was in nappies front to back, and teach her to try and do the same. But I personally find it more effective to wipe with hand going in from the front between my legs (rather than reaching around behind), I have a bad back.
    And if you had to analyse my wiping style it would probably be more back to front, but I never wipe INTO my vagina and have never had a UTI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    I was not told to wipe front to back but it's common sense, it's obvious that going the opposite way isn't right, wiping pooh into the vagina or willy of course can't be a good thing!
    It's not common sense for a small child and if they're not told, they will just keep doing it the way they always have without a thought.

    I've always wiped front to back, not because I have common sense, but because that's how my Mum taught me.

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    Wow it's got catty in here, didn't mean for the tone to go nasty, I personally think it's common sense as you're going down hill not up, but my mum taught me too so it my just be subliminally ingrained.
    I just thought it strange the number if chc etc who told me, but I guess there are some who weren't taught

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    I just thought it strange the number if chc etc who told me, but I guess there are some who weren't taught
    I guess as well if they don't tell you how to wipe, and you do it wrong and bub gets a uti and you make a complaint that you were never told how important it was, then they could/would get in trouble.


 

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