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Watch a Preschool Teacher Use Balloons to Teach Kids How to Wipe

Because there’s no such thing as “too much help” when it comes to potty training.
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By Nehal Aggarwal, Editor
Updated October 17, 2019
Little girl uses bathroom and learns how to potty train

Usually, potty training kids is the parents’ responsibility, and many know how difficult it can be. Not only do you have to teach them how to sit on the toilet, but you also have to teach them the hygienic way to clean themselves. One preschool teacher lent a hand and sat down—literally—with two balloons to teach her class the proper way to wipe “front to back.”

The teacher is presumably from a school outside the US, but her hilarious methods, recorded in a video, have now gone viral. In the video, she can be seen seated on a stool with her back facing the students. She has two balloons tied to the stool and uses a piece of toilet paper to show the very attentive kids how to correctly wipe and then fold.

With the hilarious wiping and folding technique and the extremely attentive kids, it’s no wonder the video is blowing up all over the internet. Many viewers have their own thoughts on how kids should be taught bathroom etiquette. Some believe potty training should be left to those at home. One user wrote on the Twitter thread, “That’s a teachable moment for the doctor to the parent, not a classroom teacher.” Another chimed in that, while teaching bathroom etiquette should be taught by parents, this teacher’s demonstration makes it a lot easier for them to know an effective method. “I don’t have kids at the moment but when I do I think this will be a really useful way to potty train them,” one person commented.

But many also know that potty training kids is no easy feat—and any help is welcome. “A lot of people are commenting stating this should be taught at home….y’all know damn well little kids BARELY EVER wipe correctly…add on that they probably listen to their teacher more than they listen to their parent(s), this is a great idea,” one commenter added. Another agreed, writing, “I love this woman! She has her students intensely watching. So cool. #Goodteachers Priceless!”

In many American preschools and kindergartens, kids are often expected to use the bathroom themselves—and a little refresher on how to wipe properly never hurts.

Looking to potty train your little one? Check out our tips before getting started.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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