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my 3 year old is playing with her vagina?"
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Kharmasmom posted:
So for a couple month now my 3 year old has benn rubbing or applying pressure to her vagina....I know it is normal to explore and at first tried to ignore it, she does it more and more. I had to explain it was a private thing. Now she is doing it very often. ever chance she gets in fact. bed time is 8:30 and she keeps herself awake for hours doing this off and on every night. I have tried to not make it a big deal but i have had to ask her to stop just for my own sanity (I sit in her room until she falls asleep at night).. she gets very mad when i make her stop..any advice/help i would love.
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Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
"That is something you do in private-either in the bedroom or bathroom alone." You may want to get her checked for an infection or pinworms-both of which could actually be causing itching.
 
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shellmeister882 responded:
I am also having the same problem with my 3 yr. old Great Granddaughter, it scares me as her mom is single and I don't know if she has been touched by someone or if she is just very sexual or what the heck is actually going on. She is ADHD and very very active, I notice it more when she comes from her mothers. Maybe it is a nervous condition? Being a grown woman I know how good it can actually feel, but isn't 3 awfully young to be experiencing this? I am worried. When I question her, she tells me I make her angry by always asking her "why". She is very intelligent and has a large vocabulary and large understanding of conversations/words.


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