Nanette - posted on 03/05/2011 ( 25 moms have responded )
Ok, I know people say it is normal for children to "explore" their body. I grew up knowing those areas were private parts. My daughter is 17 months old and starting to touch herself during bathtime and after bathtime when we let her "air dry" for a couple minutes. I don't have a problem with her wanting to know what is down there, but at the same time I don't want her thinking it is ok to touch ourselves all the time too. I am anti-masturbation (lol) and I dont believe that it is healthy. My daughter says some words and understands alot, but Im pretty sure she won't understand me trying to tell her why we don't touch ourselves down there. I usually will push her hands away from her area and distract her, but it is really bothering me. We are going to have a boy in June and I am worried for him too. I am asking on here bc this is the "Christian" arena, and I would like some Christian peoples views. Thanks.