My son is six, and in half-day kindergarten. He STILL doesn't wipe his own butt!! I DO encourage him, but he just WON"T. I wonder what would happen if he needed to poo in school??? He doesn't seem too concerned about this, even though I've mentioned it. I, too, am a bit sick of wiping no less than 3 bottoms a day
, but I'm not forcing the issue. In general, I find that if I push a bit too much, it never fails to work against me!
Had a funny related incident once when Max was on the toilet at a friend's house. My friend and I were downstairs yakkin' when Max called for me, and I didn't hear. So he had my friend's kid, who actually was YOUNGER, do the job for him!!!
Thanks for bringing this up. I suggest just letting them take their own, sweet time. 'Til then, it's a smelly job, but somebody's gotta do it! Ahhh, motherhood....