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    Default TT: How old to wipe their own No.2's?

    DD is 5 & will be in Kindy next year (which is a whole year away I know)

    We are working on self care skills a lot atm & Im wondering at what age other parents encourage their kids to wipe themselves after No.2's (rather then doing it for them)

    I havnt even suggested it to DD (Im more worried about poo everywhere & cleaning it up) but she'll have to do it herself eventually (she'd probably squirm & refuse if I suggested it to her lol)

    She has behaviour issues/delays so just leaving her to sort it out for herself (at school/out of nessessity) isn't an opinion.

    When did you encourage your kids to do it themselves?

    Any tips or hints?

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    I started DS1 at 3 yrs and after he wiped I would check that he'd gotten it all. By 4 I no longer needed to check as he was always getting it himself.

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    Ds started TT at 2.5. He will be 4 next month and started wiping his own bottom a few months ago.

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    Maybe get wet wipes for her to start with as its easier to get it all?

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    I would encourage it ASAP! My 3yo can wipe her own, but my 5yo (who is at school) hates to do it. I never even really thought about it with him, and now he won't do a no. 2 unless DH or I are there to wipe for him, which is causing all sorts of problems with constipation.
    I second the wet wipes, we get flushable wipes, from the toilet paper isle, much easier for them to do a good job with these.

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    I had the same worry as DS (4) also starts school next year so literally last month we started getting him to try wipe first and he is getting better every time

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    Mine start trying as soon as they start tt. Ds1 is 5 in May and is pretty good, ds2 is 3 in August and it shouldn't take him long to get it. They both made a mess to start with but it was nothing soap and water couldn't tackle.

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    DS was doing it himself from 3.5 and I would check. He is 4.5 now and I haven't checked in months, he does it perfectly.

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    Mine started wiping their own from 3 (TT at 2.5) even when i was doing it for them i encouraged them to wipe first then id do it.

    Flushable Wet wipes make it a lot easier for them

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    Thanks all. Wet wipes it is & ill break the bad news to DD lol those with daughters do you find they get a lot of UTI's from wiping the wrong way?


 

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