How can we help our young daughter with her wiping issues?
July 2, 2014 8:00 AM Subscribe
Our daughter is 6. Since potty training 4 years ago, she hasn't been wiping herself well after going to the bathroom. We though the problem would resolve itself (and sometimes wipe her butt ourselves if she goes at home) but it's not, and what used to cause skin irritation is now causing vaginal infections.
posted by qi to Health & Fitness (48 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
She says it's "too hard to wipe" and is afraid to get her hands dirty.
At her pediatrician's suggestion we've tried talking with her, being gently encouraging, insisting, doing a sticker prize chart system and even punishing her. Nothing works and we keep throwing out underwear and going back to the doctor. Pediatrician keeps saying she'll grow out of it, but also says that too many vaginal infections aren't good for her.
I want my kid to be healthy and clean and not spend her school days in dirty underwear. How can we convince her to take care of herself?