Poo Poo Undies

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Registered: 06-02-2007
Poo Poo Undies
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Sat, 09-05-2009 - 3:23am

Does anyone else have the problem of finding poop stains on their child's underwear at laundry time because they are not wiping thoroughly? Is this normal at this age? My son is 6 yrs old. I'm so sick of having to pre-clean his undies before I put them in the washer. Sometimes I just throw them in the trash!

Patti

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Registered: 04-02-2008
Sun, 09-06-2009 - 1:44am

My 6 year old still has me check after he wipes, you might want to try that for awhile.

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Registered: 06-02-2007
Tue, 09-08-2009 - 12:48am
He doesn't even want me in the bathroom with him anymore. He gets mad when I come in to check on him. He hates it when I tell him to wash his hands afterwards too because he hates washing his hands. I'll have to smell his hands afterwards to make sure they smell like soap. He's so defiant and it's always a battle. Maybe I should try the wipes. How many do you let your son use?
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Registered: 04-02-2008
Wed, 09-16-2009 - 3:29pm
I try to limit it to 2 or 3 since if they use more before flushing it could cause a clog.

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Registered: 06-25-2005
Fri, 09-18-2009 - 9:54pm

I agree that the flushable wipes are a useful tool for helping a child thoroughly clean themselves after toileting. I have my kids use toilet paper first, then finish up with the wet wipes.

Another thing you might want to check out, however, is whether it's really a problem of your ds not wiping well enough or whether he's accidentally eliminating small poop splats due to his bowels being too overfull with poop. When the bowels are overfull, the muscles get stretched out. With less muscle tone, sometimes poop is eliminated accidentally, either as smears of poop or full loss of bowels.

Another bathroom help we have, is we keep a big bottle of sanitizer in the bathroom. My kids won't often wash their hands thoroughly, but they don't seem to mind grabbing a big squirt of sanitizer as they dash out the door. My sister taught me that one, and we've had a much higher rate of compliance than before we used sanitizer!