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what age do they whip their own bots

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Cath9 Mon 04-Apr-16 14:43:47

I have this granddaughter who will be 5 in a few weeks, but I still have such difficulty getting her to whip her own bottom. She has just done it herself, but that was after so much fuss, any answers?

tanith Mon 04-Apr-16 14:45:45

I sometimes wish I was allowed to whip my grandchildren.. grin

BBbevan Mon 04-Apr-16 14:46:43

Do you mean whip or white as there will be a great difference in the associated ages wink

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 04-Apr-16 14:48:18


Perhaps try that again Cath9?

BBbevan Mon 04-Apr-16 14:48:44

I meant wipe

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 04-Apr-16 14:49:01

I mean the post! Not the whipping! shock

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 04-Apr-16 14:50:48

Seriously, I think she should be doing it herself by now. What does she do at school?

wot Mon 04-Apr-16 15:44:08


BBbevan Mon 04-Apr-16 16:05:03

If she comes home from school with clean knickers, then she can manage herself.

Victoria08 Mon 04-Apr-16 16:11:58

I used to dread the call from the bathroom "finished" when my daughter was little..
My hubby and I used to argue as to whose turn it was to do it.

Now I have a seven month old grandson, I expect history will be repeating itself.

NotTooOld Mon 04-Apr-16 17:10:01

Hilarious post! Yes, a five year old should definitely be whipping her own bottom, and wiping it as well. Ha-ha. grin

Luckygirl Mon 04-Apr-16 17:23:06

I have never whipped my own bot and I am 67!

rosesarered Mon 04-Apr-16 17:25:38

You don't know what you have missed LuckyGirl grin
All children are different, but about aged 5 seems reasonable, keep wet wipes in the bathroom for her to use.

aggie Mon 04-Apr-16 17:30:41

But don't let her put wet wipes down the loo !!!

Indinana Mon 04-Apr-16 17:38:49

Or maybe that should be wet whips? grin

BBbevan Mon 04-Apr-16 18:01:34

Never mind Luckygirl, there is time yetgrin

Nelliemoser Mon 04-Apr-16 18:06:25

What a kinky lot you are. grin

My son used to call down "done them".
I guess around five as well although I can't remember. It is quite a skill to get it right when you can't see what you are doing.

The wet wipes do help but a small kid could get through a lot of them.

suzied Mon 04-Apr-16 18:06:30

By DD is a primary teacher and has occasionally been asked by parents if there is someone in school to wipe their child' s bottom. ( the answer is NO)

f77ms Mon 04-Apr-16 18:56:50

Started teaching mine when they were using the `big ` toilet at around 2 , a bit hit and miss at times but by 3 they were capable .

So much easier now with those wet toilet wipes which can go down the loo . Taught them to wash their own hands at the same age , I would guess 5 is quite old enough !

Greenfinch Mon 04-Apr-16 19:00:42

As soon as they are able to use a big toilet. They may not always get it quite right but that doesn't matter. Surely if they go to nursery at three they will be looking after themselves.

rosesarered Mon 04-Apr-16 19:05:26

Perhaps most children won't want to do more than a wee in nursery or school though?You need to feel comfortable for where you are for a bowel movement, which is why a lot have problems on holiday.

rosesarered Mon 04-Apr-16 19:06:35

I still have to wipe DGS 1 and he is 11 ( special needs boy.)

rosesarered Mon 04-Apr-16 19:08:35

had to wipe DGS2 today, ( he is nearly 4) and he allowed me to accompany him to the bathroom, then said rather grandly ' I'll call you when I need you' ( which he duly did.) grin

grannylyn65 Mon 04-Apr-16 19:18:31

I have one like that roses!!'

grannylyn65 Mon 04-Apr-16 19:38:28

The title of this post will always make me. chuckle; when my son was that age, we were having dinner in a restaurant, he said he needed the loo and could manage. A few minutes later he ran out of the loo, trousers down shouting ' I can't reach the loose paper!!!'