When can they do this?
I tried to teach DS, (using wipes) and he got poo on his hands.
Should I try again?
When can they do this effectively?
My twins are 5! My baby is 3!
DS#2 - Allergic to Cashew, Pistachio, Kiwi
DS#3 - Allergic to Milk, Egg, Peanut, Tree Nuts and Sesame
DD1 is getting better about it, but I still don't trust her to clean up 100% after a poop and not make a mess of her hands.
She turned 3 last month. I figure as long as she figures it out by the time she starts preschool in the fall, we'll be okay.
My DD's have been doing it since PT- daycare wouldn't do it for them...so they had to learn. That being said....they're not always the cleanest when they get home!! DD#2 (3.5 yo) actually does a better job....but I think its just her poop( sorry TMI)....hers is a nice clean shot.
My almost 5 year old doesn't have a very good stomach so clean up is harder for her. We are really working on it now though...I told her at 5 years old we stopped wiping for her. She's getting there!
neverblushed:Depends on the child and their poop.
I would also ditto this response (as usual Never!) but I would add that it depends on the child and their BUTT.
DS #1 has a flat skinny tushy. It's easy to get the job done well.
DS #2 has the biggest bubble but you've ever seen. I can't even get that thing cleaned out well unless he's bent over AND froggy legged.
I don't think DS #2 will be successfully wiping HIS #2 for quite a while yet but DS #1 did well around age 4. He could have done it younger but I honestly didn't even think to have him do it for himself until someone posted about it on this board and I thought "Wait... he can do it himself now?!?!?!"
Love this board. Keeps me on my toes!
I still do it for her at home most of the time, she is 2 months from 3 years old and has been PT since she was about 2 yrs 2 weeks. I have tried teaching her the "front to back" but she does front to back to front. At pre-school I think they do it on their own, so she isn't always the cleanest when she gets home.
I probably will let the reigns go when she turns 3 and see how it goes. Not quite ready yet.
lol We're teaching this now. The preschool that DD is attending in the fall requires "independent pottying".
griffin turns 4 next month and has tried- but doesn't really even wipe the right spot -he wipes his cheeks more... i'm not really worried about it- i figure he'll do it when he needs to do it.
I need to ask at daycare if there is any age they stop doing it - like, the class he is in now he had to be PT'd to move up to (and was)... i'm not sure if the next age up is a wiping class, lol.
as long as he's doign it by the time whatever school he is in needs it - that's what i care about.