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Limpetsmum Fri 19-Jun-15 13:54:42

At what age should a child wipe their own bottom after a number 2 (with and without assistance).
My 3.5 yr old is due to start prep school. He's been toilet trained since 2.5 and will give his bottom a token wipe but definitely needs an adult helping hand to ensure he's got it all (sorry!). I dont know whether when he starts prep school he'll have a teacher to help him or not. Obviously I can ask them - but didn't know if I was asking a ridiculous question so thought I'd try on here first!

Jaderuby Fri 19-Jun-15 14:52:00

I still wipe my 6 year old.
Pre schools and schools generally like kids to wipe as it's an awkward place for contact, but in my experience they will help and not leave a kid stinky and give help, even if it's talking through the process step by step.

Marioswife Fri 19-Jun-15 15:06:08

My eldest is 9! and still needs help wiping.

33goingon64 Fri 19-Jun-15 15:17:44

Sorry, pre school or prep school?! There's a bit of a difference! Either way if they can get the first lot by themselves I think they're doing well at that age. You'll just have to put vanish in with the washing.

Piratejones Fri 19-Jun-15 15:57:28

He sounds like he's doing well.

Limpetsmum Fri 19-Jun-15 23:06:08

He is starting prep school - private primary but they start a year early so starts at 3+ years. Only going in for 3.5 hours a day though.
Thanks for your comments. Have been encouraging with the bottom wiping today and hopefully he'll be fully trained come September!

Ledkr Fri 19-Jun-15 23:20:08

To be honest they just manage at school and you just sometimes deal with dirty pants.
My 4 yr old has a go but needs help which she won't get in September.

slippermaiden Fri 19-Jun-15 23:25:35

He probably won't poo there. I worried about mine when they started nursery, but they waited til they got home. Even now things have to be bad to do a poo outside the comfort of their own bathroom!

MrsLeelemon Sat 20-Jun-15 08:44:14

They probably won't poo at school.

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