Post by stellasmom on Sept 4, 2013 21:07:15 GMT -5
Ds is so terrible at this.
He has always been a loose pooper. He has no real issues, just soft poo, so there's a good bit of wiping to be done.
A) I'm not used to working around the male anatomy when explaining how to wipe.
B) he thinks you can scrub like you would, say, food off of a counter, and that so does not work.
I've tried to explain it a thousand times and he always just looks at me all confused. He uses like 1/2 a roll of tp and clogs the toilet, doesn't ask for help and ends up with horrible skids, or yells for help after he has gotten poo everyyyyyyywhere.
LOL. So a friend of mine, her son comes over and he takes the LONGEST time to poop. Literally 12 minutes. So I'm kinda rushing him because I need to get him to his daycamp and I hear him finally say he's ready for me to wipe his bum. I get in there, and he's been playing with his penis so it's erect and he's completely straddled the toilet. ::shudder::
I realize he has pants completely off, as well as his socks and underwear. He apparently does this every time he goes poop... all the clothes from the waist down come off. LOL. Anywhooo.. he bends over in a COMPLETE downward facing dog for me to wipe and I forget that he has a mole on his bum so I keep wiping and wiping. Then I remember and stop wiping.
And his poop stinks differently than my children's. I gagged the entire time.
Making this H's job is an excellent idea. I'm going to dedicate a weekend that H is home to butt wiping 101.
I tried this. My H works OOT 6-8 weeks at a time, then is home for 2 weeks. I told him "your next R&R you're teaching DS how to wipe his own butt. That is your only job." Any time DS would poop I'd say "you're up, H!" By about 10 days in he told me I needed to get on the Internet and ask my friends (aka post on here) how they taught their kids to wipe their butts because it just isn't happening. It's like DS doesn't understand to apply pressure while wiping - so it takes half a roll because he just keeps dabbing it in the poop then getting a fresh piece.
I'm just glad I've *finally* trained DS to NOT get off the potty until he's been wiped. Omg. There was a disaster involving him getting off, streaking the whole toilet seat, and DS2 right there to investigate. Thank GOD I got in there before poop made it anywhere else. It was not my finest parenting moment. But, hey, now he'll sit on the toilet no questions asked until someone comes to wipe him.
Yeah, we're still working on it. We use the flushable wet wipes, and I always tell him to wipe front to back, but usually it devolves into him yelling "MOOOOMMMMY COME WIPE MY HEINIE!" and I walk in and he's already assumed the position and grabbed his ankles (which, incidentally, is definitely the easiest way to wipe a kid).
DS just turned five and is finally wiping his own butt. He would hold it all day at school last year, because he was afraid to wipe. This morning, he proudly told me he can now poop at school, because he can wipe himself.
I'm more worried about teaching DD to wipe. I keep emphasizing front to back, but she just doesn't get it. She's in 3K and the kids are responsible for wiping themselves. We've been trying to teach her the last few weeks and ended up in Children's ER with a major UTI.