|My toddler wants to wipe herself and she never gets to be clean enough. Any suggestions?
Show her the right way to wipe using a doll and a little
porridge or jelly. Show her that she must keep wiping until
the toilet paper comes up clean. And remember to teach her
to wipe from front to back; it will protect her against
urinary tract infection which can sometimes plague a young
girl for life. It will take some years before your toddler
gets the hang of really good wiping, so you might ask her
if you could check afterwards… and really praise her
for a good job .. can mommy do the last wipe with a wet
If she refuses to let you help her, don’t force the
issue, a power hungry toddler might then decide to scrap
the potty. You will then have to wait till bath time to
get her clean.