My almost 2yr old son ambarassingly fondles himself-incessantly
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An_245395 posted:
I don't know what to do. He is constantly fondling himself and Im not sure how to react. The pediatrician said to hand him a toy to keep his hands busy, but it's no longer working. I don't want to make it into a big deal, but I'm afraid it's turning into one! Any thoughts? PS I have a 3 yr old son who has never acted this way.
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hoping2beamom responded:
Hi, my 2 1/2 year old daughter has been doing this for a while now as well. I talked to her and told her that playing with herself is okay and can feel good, but that it is something that has to be done in her bedroom. That seems to be working, however she still does it, especially if she is tired or bored. At one point, the pediatrician said it could be a sign of potty training readiness. Good luck, you are not alone!
 
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karivalles replied to hoping2beamom's response:
talked to my daughter about this because she touches her self sometimes. i told her that is a naughty place and nobody should touch her there. that is for going to the bathroom. she only does it when she's naked or wearing just her panties but i told her its not nice. i think its curiosity.