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We all find it tough to teach our kids the importance of being clean. We want to know what your kids say about their clean routine, which only they can get away with! Share your thoughts with Andrex® and you could win a £250 Spa voucher and a month's supply of Andrex® toilet tissue! NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 04-Jun-14 11:56:20

We are working with the team at Andrex® on all things toilet tissue!
They have a new campaign launching soon about the importance of being clean, and want to know your thoughts.

They'd love to learn from you about the hilarious things kids say about keeping clean. Take a look at this video and see what other kids have said about being clean and their toilet routine, and let us know how your kids answer the question: How clean do you feel after using the loo?

Andrex® told us, "Teaching children the right intimate clean routine is important to their development. We also know they can come out with some corkers about this period: whether it's surprise with what they can do, or the things you say to them to encourage to keep clean - we'd love MNers to share them with us."

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Thanks and good luck


idleweiss Mon 16-Jun-14 15:08:14

My little girl was sitting on the toilet one day when she did an almighty fart, then asked in hushed tones ' a fart the ghost of a poo? I can smell and feel it..but can't see it? Still makes me laugh!! She also talks about having to getting rid of all the 'poo particles' when wiping her bottom! :D

WishItWasSnowingNow Mon 16-Jun-14 16:52:32

DD has some children's fruit-scented moist toilet paper.

After she uses it, she always says "I'm all fresh and fruity now".

mumsbe Mon 16-Jun-14 17:14:41

We have always told our daughter to wipe from front to back and when she has a poo wipe until the toilet roll is clean and then use a toilet wet wipe just to make sure.
Also always wash her hands with soap after.
On a morning we normally sing its toilet time to whoop gang man style at about 8am to get her in the habbit of going at the same time everyday I think the neighbours think we are a bit barmy but it seems to work

VaiChin Mon 16-Jun-14 17:38:07

DS loves to make soapy bubbles and scrub his hands after using the toilet. Goes, "scrubba scrubba scrubba".

Hermancakedestroyer Mon 16-Jun-14 17:51:43

My dd used to be frightened of going for a poo so much so that we had to involve the health visitor. The health visitor gave us a booklet which was called mr poo goes to poo land! It was a lovely story about the journey of food - where it starts and where it ends up! Like a previous mner, we teach our dcs to wipe until tissue is clean and then wet wipe to 'freshen up!'

Keepcalmanddrinkwine Mon 16-Jun-14 18:28:36

DD2 used to wipe her sticky hands on the back of her t shirt so she still looked clean from the front.

MrsMarigold Mon 16-Jun-14 19:16:10

My DH calls this sort of wiping "presenting a clean sheet".
I'm currently in the throes of potty training and am relieved I waited; we've been doing it a week and had three wee accidents and one poo.

I always encourage hand washing before meals and after the loo.

glenthebattleostrich Mon 16-Jun-14 19:16:56

DD went through a phase of only pooing whilst singing so you knew when she was on the loo because a spirited rendition of old mcdonald had a farm.

She uses moist toilet paper, usually just after we hear the shout - I've pooooooeeeeedddddddd, wipe my bbbbbuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmm. MUMMY WIPE ME NOW.

MrsMarigold Mon 16-Jun-14 19:22:07

Later on when my DS is a bit older I will adhere to my DM's motto from when my brother was little:

"Flip and flush, wash and brush"

ie remember to flip up the loo seat, wee, then flush, washs your hand and face and brush your teeth and hair.

RhinosAreFatUnicorns Mon 16-Jun-14 19:58:33

DD is 3 and has a wonderful habit of shouting, "me done a stinky poo; me need my bottom wiping" lovely!! She is really good at washing her hands and using soap, but hates hand driers so if we are out, we have to do a shaky hand dance instead smile

DameEdnaBeverage Mon 16-Jun-14 20:17:56

I can't think of anything particularly funny but ds (ASD) will only use Andrex Shea Butter toilet paper for wiping his bum. We have to keep him supplied with this type of paper or he won't go blush. I hope that you never stop making it or I don't know what we'll do.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Mon 16-Jun-14 20:34:15

DD1 is 3. When she did a very small poo, I called it a "baby poo". She called me in to the bathroom a few weeks ago to show me her "family poo". (It was impressively large).

NicNak71 Mon 16-Jun-14 20:50:40

My daughter is obsessed by the length and shape of her poos at the minute. Every time she goes, she shouts at the top of her voice to " come, quickly and see this, my poo had a curly bit!" Or " I did a giant poo, it's really long like a snake!"

BooRooandTiggerToo Mon 16-Jun-14 21:14:00

We have a three sheets minimum rule in our house, followed by singing happy birthday whilst we wash our hands

WowOoo Mon 16-Jun-14 22:27:48

I think my eldest would say his hands are extremely clean
The amount of hand soap he uses is excessive. As is the time he spends in there.
A 'doctor' visited them in school and showed the class how to wash hands properly. I wish my youngest had the same amount of patience.

katyk81 Mon 16-Jun-14 22:56:53

My daughter (2) is absolutely adamant that she can stand up to go for a wee, like her big brother, and refuses to accept that there is no choice in the matter. Fortunately as she can't yet reach the toilet completely and needs my help every time. I am really hoping I can convince her it is not possible before she gets much taller or we could have a lot of mess to deal with!

She is very independent and determined and is becoming more confident with toileting at the moment but this sometimes makes for a real battle as I will leave her sitting for a moment when she has said she needs a poo and come back to find she has only done a wee and her announcing 'I wiping my girly bits' whilst almost scrubbing at herself- she doesn't like help and I am trying very hard to just direct in the correct way to wipe and not take over- toilet wipes are a godsend as they make it so much easier for her to have some control and not to make herself sore.

She is also a monkey for running straight off afterwards and when I call her back to wash her hands she will always tell me 'but I did it on sunday' before I catch her with the soap and imprison her at the basin. I have no idea why everything is always Sunday in her world though!

rydley Mon 16-Jun-14 23:29:42

my 4 year old goes to the toilet to have a poo and then insists I give
her a bath because she is dirty now, the other day she farted and started taking off her clothes, " I need a bath now because I am dirty and smelly" she said.

likklemum Tue 17-Jun-14 00:06:28

My ds said 'very if I've wiped properly!'. Quite,

telsa Tue 17-Jun-14 08:51:06

My children have adopted my childhood name for no 2 cccc poopatingle. Makes it sound rather nice.

CMOTDibbler Tue 17-Jun-14 10:39:48

I asked my 8 year old ds, and he gave me The Look. 'the poos in the loo and on the paper, so I'm fine mummy'. It was obviously a silly question

Cambam2010 Tue 17-Jun-14 11:06:38

My 4 yo DS bends over like a triangle, sticks his bottom in the air and shouts out 'Am I clean?' Makes me laugh as he refuses to wipe his own bottom at the moment, so as I've just wiped it, I know it is clean!

BeCool Tue 17-Jun-14 11:31:41

I'm surprised at how many people use so called "flushable" wet toilet tissue and other 'flushable' products.

Despite the claims of the manufacturers these products are rarely actually "flushable" according to the water board/sewage treatment plants - you know the people who have to deal with and manage our clogged sewers and keep them working properly. I'm amazed the manufactures are allowed to promote products as "flushable" when they are responsible for growing problems.

Having had a look at the Andrex website they are not claiming to have met WaterUK's SNAP - guidelines and protocols for an acceptable flushable product, but I'm happy to be corrected.

As a householder it is tempting to think of the toilet as as outlet for disposing of hazardous and unwanted rubbish, and especially products desigend to make life "easier" - but it is important that we stop thinking of our toilets as a flushing rubbish bin.

And of course to be truly "flushable" a product must not just flush out our the toilet, but be suitable for the entire sewage treatment system.

hydra234 Tue 17-Jun-14 11:42:23

I get a detailed description of every number 2 from my 3 year old. There has been snakes, worms, pebbles and more recently a tiger. We send the poo and paper to poo land.

sharond101 Tue 17-Jun-14 21:52:32

My DS has just turned 2 and is potty training. He loves to do a "stinky poo" in the potty and shouts aloud "look at the size of it!!" after he does it. He then insists I "Wipe it" meaning his bottom and then "Wash hands Mummy, wash hands." He has such a funny routine.

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