3/30/09 4:41 P
I agree with everyone else. Most of them are still too little (physically) to be able to do this right now. But, a lot can change in 5 months! Just think of what he can do now that he couldn't do 5 months ago!
3/28/09 7:25 A
I don't think u r not alone at all. I agree with Lyndsey. Its just physically too difficult for them to wipe with #2. Maddie can't reach either. She has been potty trained since 22 months but the extras like wiping, pulling her pants up are coming. She doesn't use a stool to get up there. She just scoots her bottom onto the potty. I think he will get it for the most part. Just keep practicing everyday with him.
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3/27/09 11:42 P
Samantha is independent now but if I don't keep an eye on it she skips the wipe and hand washing a lot of the time. She can physically do it though.
Her school requires her to be totally independent by August so we have 5 months to get her to do the whole routine, every time on her own. I think she will be fine.
We have three beautiful children and are loving every minute of our crazy life. And I'm telling you, things get c.r.a.z.y around here. :)
3/26/09 3:38 P
Owen's not even potty trained, so I don't know.
DS born August 11, 2006
DS #2 born September 4, 2008
3/24/09 10:58 P
Ugh, this is the reason I chose the school I did...there were so many places that wanted her to be independently trained. They are too little to go independently. I mean...Julia gets it conceptually, but physically she's too little. Her arms can't reach all the way behind her to wipe after potties, and she can't get in her cheeks to get the poopers. She can get on hte potty by herself with a stool.
Request a stool for him....and if he needs to take his pants off, his teacher can help him put them back on. If they wont provide one, take one. And if they wont give him wipes to use, takea pack of flushable wipes.
3/24/09 2:39 P
hmmm..Emma gets on the stool turns around and then pulls her pants down. She is not a great wiper but i would tell them to let him or you start letting him use a wet wipe, it seems to be much easier for Emma. She is not great at wiping but after she gets home from class(hers is 830-1130) I try to make sure she is wiped off really well. Good luck!! I think it can be done!!
3/24/09 2:31 P
I just enrolled Sean in 3 yr old preschool for next year. He has to be completely potty trained all the way. He is, accident free and all, able to do the potty thing, he just needs help. He can't pull his pants at his ankles and then climb up the stool onto the potty. I usually have to take his pants off one leg for him, or I have to help him on the potty with his pants at his ankles.
Also, he wipes after #2, but not really well. And he half-way is able tow ash his hands, but honestly I help because he usually just washes the soap right off.
He will need to go unassisted (the teacher can only stand at the door) by August. Im hopeful that this can be done, anyone else's kid mastered this?
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