My DD just turned 5 in November and is in Kindergarten this year. I don't know at what age most kids acquire this skill, but I feel like I'm going to be wiping her butt when she's in college. No, but seriously, how do you get a 5 year old to do this? She knows "how", she is just "scared to get poop on her hands". It's gotten challenging with a newborn in the house, many times she has to go poo right when I begin nursing him. I tell her to try it herself, I can't. She refuses. If she does "try", it's not really a try but rather her patting the TP on the outside of her bum and pouting. Also, I know she has held it at school before so she didn't have to wipe. I'm at my wits end!!
Mama to Kelsey born at 35w6d on 11-05-04 & Troy born at 33w6d on 10-03-09