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Old 10-21-2006, 06:00 PM   #1
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A TMI question

ok, why won't my dd let me clean inside her "you know where" area?? I mean I literally have to pry her legs apart, hold one with one hand, the other with my foot to get inside and clean her.

I know it doesn't hurt, she has been doing this for well over a year. I just don't understand why she wouldn't want to be clean especially after a poo?

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Old 10-21-2006, 06:26 PM   #2
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My guess is because its such a sensitive area?
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Old 10-21-2006, 06:30 PM   #3
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My guess is because its such a sensitive area?
That's what I was going to say.... She might just not like the sensation.

How old is she? Is there any way she could do it herself in the tub at least or something?
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That's what I was going to say.... She might just not like the sensation.

How old is she? Is there any way she could do it herself in the tub at least or something?

she turned 2 in June.

I have lately been handing her the cloth in the tub and telling her to wash her self cause when I do it she says it "tickles" her and is difficult.

I am thinking maybe she is just really sensitive
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Re: A TMI question

My DD is the same way. I wish I could figure it out.
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Old 10-22-2006, 06:34 AM   #6
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My DD is the same way. I wish I could figure it out.
good, I am glad she is not the only one.

my sisters dd doesn't like to be cleaned in there either, but is not quite as stubborn as my dd
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Old 10-22-2006, 02:17 PM   #7
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My dd is 16 months old and has almost always fought getting cleaned in that area. I never thought about it being too much sensation or anything. Good thoughts - thanks!
Now what do I do about it? Cuz I have to clean her and she's definately not big enough to do it herself.
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My dd is 16 months old and has almost always fought getting cleaned in that area. I never thought about it being too much sensation or anything. Good thoughts - thanks!
Now what do I do about it? Cuz I have to clean her and she's definately not big enough to do it herself.

I don't know. my dd is only just over 2. she can clean herself in the tub, but not poopies. I just try my best to get her to relax and sometimes I end up having to fight her.

good luck, I am not thinking that this issue will get any better with potty learning either. I am wondering how she is going to wipe her bottom
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Re: A TMI question

My dd is the same. She turned 2 in August. I've resulted to being a little sneaky..... If you put the clean diaper under her bum she thinks I'm done wiping and will relax and flop open her legs for me to do the diaper up. I then sneak in and finish wiping. Although she is starting to catch on. Which not only makes the wiping a fight but the diaper is then impossible to do up.
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Re: A TMI question

Yeah, mine hates it too and she's a baby still. Sometimes I just make do and hold her down and do it, because we're in a crowded public restroom or changing her on the front seat of the car etc and it just needs to be quick and discreet. But at home, or even when we just have more privacy, I have a trick that has gone over pretty well. I use a little squirt bottle--actually it's the peri bottle they gave me after she was born--of warm water and rinse her really well in all the folds and just gently pat her dry. This works great and, as long as the water isn't to hot or cold, she's perfectly content with this arrangement. So maybe that would help, but I know some babies don't like feeling wet any more than the rubbing so it might not help either. But it's something to try I guess.
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