Childhood Diseases

Posted by: ANRE | 2011/10/08


How do you get a 5 year old boy to wipe his own bum?

Hi, me again... about the 5 year old boy living with his granny... She is having a terrible time with him and getting him to wipe his own bum.

Have you got any advice in this regard? I''ve searched on the web and get various ideas, but he simply refuses to do it, no matter what you tell him or what you do. How do you handle the situation?

Expert's Reply



This little boy will learn to do this but he needs time and patience.Some boys especially find this difficult. Take the pressure off him completely for 10 days. Stop all training and don't mention anything about him wiping himself. Then start again and be very patient with him. Reward him if he gets anything right and give him lots of praise.

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Posted by: anon | 2011/10/10

try giving him a jug of water to wash his bum - that might be better and he might do that

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