How can I teach my daughter to wipe correctly?

My daughter is six and still does not wipe her bottom area when she goes potty. How can I fix this, so she doesn’t get an infection? Up until this point, she’s never had an infection, but I know how they feel and want to help her avoid them. Thank you!

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Allow her to accompany you to the bathroom so she can see the proper way to clean her Bum!

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I think as long as you bathe her everyday she should be fine. She will eventually get the hang of it. Kids are small for such a short time. I’m a MeMaw of two; the oldest is turning 13 soon. Cherish the time you have with her. :two_hearts:

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Show her on the doll. Get the tp or even a baby wipe and show her.Trust me she will catch on fast .

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Explain to her what could happen. Thats what we had to do with mine hers wasnt her butt, but ya we explained what could happen if it wasnt done correctly she still sometimes has to be reminded but its gotten better lol shes 8

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I remember about that age mom used to go in the bathroom with me and demonstrate and then have me try, correcting me as we went. After about a week I had it down. Just keep it simple. I personally had this issue with my oldest son and thought he would never be clean lol. I started to leave baby wipes in the bathroom for him to wipe with. He seems to get cleaner that way. But he was past 8 years old before he was able to get himself completely clean. 6 is still pretty young, so be kind to yourself Momma. She will get it.

Make a song im not joking I made a song for bath time and potty time, brushing teeth just a short silly song that she can remember that gets the point across. Sing it as you show her what to do and I guarantee she will be singing and doing it herself before you know it.

My son is 6 and we use baby wipes. His bonus mom started buying them for him there also because without them he has a hard time too. To be honest when I’ve had to wipe my youngest bum without wipes it’s not easy! so to expect a little one (6 is little IMO) to do it fully is a lot. but baby wipes should help! it’s easier on the bum and cleans a lot better.

Do it for her, but explain to her the importance of doing it. I know kids a lot older than six who need reminding

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You could try using toilet wet wipes they get the area cleaner and easier.Also talk to her bout how it can make her get an ouchy if she doesnt sty clean.Reward her for going so long with clean undies.Good luck

I know the feeling. My daughter did that I just asked if she wiped everytime she went to the bathroom. The doctor said to go assist her until she got the hang of it and bathe her daily. Now she’s 7 and she’s doing better but I still bathe her daily to make sure she doesn’t get any rashes

Following* My daughter always comes home from school with dirty undies lol

My daughter was already afraid to miss out on something so I just made it a point to go the bathroom with her when she was home and had her do it but made her slow down worked she’s now doing all by herself again with clean underwear

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I buy my 7 year old daughter flushable wipes, she will not use toilet paper.

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Just stay on top of her. If you know she’s in the bathroom, remind her when you know she’s almost done. My daughter is almost 8 and I have to remind her EVERY time or she won’t :roll_eyes: also, a bath and fresh panties every night or morning. This is all I do and she hasn’t had any infections yet.

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Please let me know because my son is so grossed out by poop he will not wipe his butt he is almost 5 I dont know what to do, his underwear is dirty when he was in daycare.

My daughter is 3 and has had a uti to the point she was bleeding. When she goes to the bathroom I tell her to wipe and I’ll occasionally go double check.

I also make sure she drinks lots of water so uti’s aren’t a common occurrence for her.

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How was she not taught this from the very first time she went on the potty? Be consistent and make sure it happens every single time. It’s much easier to teach at 2 or 3 when they first start using the potty than at 6 when they have already been using it and not wiping for years.

My son had issues wiping for what felt like forever. My husband eventually got it to stop by sitting in the bathroom every time he went and made sure he wiped correctly. He was embarrassed by having a guest in the bathroom so now we don’t have poo streaked underwear!

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I always tell my kids to wipe till there is nothing on the tp seems to work