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My nearly 5 year old dd today said she had to go to the bathroom and that she wanted some "privacy". O.k., I said. When she came out, I asked her if she washed her hands and she said yes. A little later when I went in to the bathroom, I found poop on the toilet paper and on the toliet. Obviously, she had been playing with it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br>
I told her not to play with poop and actually kept my cool. I got to say, I pretty surprised she would do this(she never has before). Do you think she was just curious? When I think about it, she sees me change her sister's poopy diapers everyday and rinse them out in the toliet. What do you think?
 

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Are you really sure she was actually playing with it? It sounds more like she may have just made a bit of a mess while wiping - maybe she got some on her hands and then wiped her hands on the roll? It happens to little kids sometimes.<br><br>
If you find out that she really was playing with it, I would just handle it like you did - calmly explain that she isn't supposed to touch poop because it has germs and can make her sick, and that's why we wash after using the toilet. It's a little odd, as most kids seem to have a sort of instinctual "yucky" feeling towards feces, but I don't think it's unheard of for a kid to do this.<br><br>
Unless it happens again, I wouldn't worry about it!
 

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LunaMom,<br><br>
I would have thought it was an accident, but it seem like she had it planned when she asked for privacy(she usually wants me to come with her to the bathroom). But, I hope it was just experimentation.
 

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I have to respond- and you should check out my thread in TAO about this.<br><br>
When I was maybe 6, I decided to try to check how much I pooed. I crapped in a cup from the bathroom, and my Dad came in. He was so awesome. I remember being kind of embaressed, like I knew I shouldn't have done that, but also being very curious. He just scooped it back in the toilet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><br><br>
I think it's totally normal. But you knew I was going to say that, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
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Good for your Dad!!
 
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