Is it normal for a baby girl to constantly grab her genitals?

Michelle - posted on 08/20/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I am not sure if Tegan perhaps has an infection or is just curious and wants to grab but the past month or 2, as soon as you take the nappy off (and I mean instantaneously), she'll grab herself. Even if she has the nappy on, she'll try and grab the nappy.



How can you tell the difference between the two?



She does have abit of nappy rash because she is teething but we try and change her nappies regularly so the area isn't getting inflamed.



We are starting to wean her off the formula and onto full cream milk now and she is having solids during the day.



Would love to get some feedback from others.



Tegan is 13 months old.

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Sarh - posted on 08/20/2010

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Every child does this, she has just found something new and is "exploring". It is completely normal, if she had a yeast infection or what not you would be able to tell.

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Kyla - posted on 09/10/2010

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my daughter is 1 week away from being 9mo. and grabs her coochi when she is diaper less while im trying to wipe her! i dont think any thing of it kus if it where bad she would deff. let me know!!!

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its normal. my daughter does it too. its really not a big deal, would you be worried if she was grabbing at say her leg or arm? it could just be itchy from her diaper rash, or maybe thats what it started as, and now she just does it. you never know. but i wouldnt worry or make a big deal out of it.

Angela - posted on 08/26/2010

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completely normal. All babys do it and some children too. Just teach privacy.

April - posted on 08/26/2010

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I would think that nothing is wrong, my son is puzzled about the fact that this part of his body is not always accesible for him to touch.

Jessica - posted on 08/22/2010

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my son has just discovered his genitals at 8 months he goes for them as soon as his diaper is off. if you thinks its an infection u should be able to see a red rash and discharge. but i thinks its fairly normal that your daughter is exploring.

Michelle - posted on 08/22/2010

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I was hoping it was normal but I am not so sure as the last few days she is now undoing her bodysuits to try and put her hand inside her nappy as though she is itchy.

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