How to Teach Your Kid to Wipe

Convey good hygiene by teaching your young child how to clean up after using the toilet.

You will need

  • A toilet-trained child
  • Toilet paper
  • Wet wipes
  • Patience

Step 1 Start with an example Assist the child with wiping thoroughly after they use the toilet.

Step 2 Grab some toilet paper Show the child that they should reach for toilet paper and wipe themselves immediately after going.

Step 3 Supply wet wipes Supply wet wipes to make clean-up easier for your child.

Step 4 Teach girls to wipe front-to-back Teach a girl to wipe from front to back after peeing to decrease the possibility of spreading bacteria.

Step 5 Encourage gradual independence Allow your child to wipe independently once you believe they have learned how to do so properly.

Step 6 Complete the lesson Finish wiping lessons by stressing the importance of hand washing. Wash your child’s hands to show how it is done, and then allow the child to wash their own hands.

Step 7 Praise your child Praise your child when they wipe well and wash up afterward. With patience and consistency, your child will be a pro at using the toilet before you know it.

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