Kid Doesn't Wipe Good

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Admission. There are some things you don't want to talk about, and then some things you eventually have to. I've been dying to do this post because I desperately need to compare notes. My 5-year-old is horrible at wiping himself. He doesn't like to do it, preferring me to do his dirty work every time. Fortunately, he hasn't had a BM at school yet (he rarely did in preschool), I think because of the wipe thing.

Just when I was feeling like the last wiper on Earth, an anonymous mother posted a similar concern. "I have a 6 yr. old boy who I can't seem to get to clean his bottom good when he poops," she wrote. Her son apparently regressed from skid marks to full on, uh,  packages, and even comes home from school smelling. Good grief.

Is there anyone within earshot that can help this mom and me? What's the trick; how do you get a big kid to properly wipe?!!!!

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