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Independence and Hygiene


Hello! First time mom here with some silly questions. I’m wondering at what age do you have your kids independently do things like bathe themselves in the shower and other hygiene things (like trust they can thoroughly wipe after a poop)? Thanks!

  • Emi
    Dec 07, 2018

    I don’t know about others, but my oldest will be 4 next week and I still help him with nearly everything. At preschool he toilets himself but comes home sometimes with underwear stains so if he’s home I help him wipe after pooping. He brushes his teeth and flosses on his own but we always check at the end. We’ve also been encouraging him to wash his body and hair in the bath, but have to always help rinse or get the really dirty areas! I feel like by kindergarten they should definitely be mostly independent!