My 2 year old is masterbating.

Tracy - posted on 07/25/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I heard some moaning coming from the kitchen and thought my little man was pooping. I asked him if he needed to potty, he said no. I looked over and saw he had taken his pj's off and had his diaper down enough for his penis to be exposed. It was erect. I told him that what he was doing was normal and he shouldn't be embarrased. I thought I had until puberty before this particular activity started. Any one else have a toddler exploring their body?

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Bernadette - posted on 08/01/2010

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oh yes this little joy :). My 8 year old did this at this age, my 3 1/2 year old started at 2 and my 2 year old daughter has started to explore herself but nothing like the boys did. It's really good not to make a big deal about it, just try to redirect them to a "private room" like their bedroom or the bathroom. I stress the bedroom with the door closed more than anything. The only objects my oldest used was his bed to rub against. My three year old likes to use his little sisters baby dolls :s, just a heads up on something that may or may not happen (him useing other things than just his hand). Good luck :).

Nikki - posted on 07/28/2010

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ive heard thats its pefectly normal just teach themm to go into a seperate room and that its private and thats something that you do in private

Brandy - posted on 07/26/2010

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My 2 yr old always plays with himself, I have found my 6 yr old doing the same thing. I understand that it is a stage but still to young in my mind.

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Lawgirl - posted on 09/26/2010

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my little girl masterbates too. she rubs on things and it can be embarrasing especially because one day her sister said what are you doing cooking your pee pee. well she is a parrot and she has repeated this. I am just trying to ignore it. I tell please dont do that expect in private and she gets that because she tells me she needs privacy in the bathrrom all the time.

Kaila - posted on 09/02/2010

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My 2 1/2 yo girl is doing it to.. it worries me a little bit b/c she is so young and dosent SEEM normal even though ive been told and read these stories... it does bother me and i do tell her not to do it. i guess im just not sure if its REALLY is ok with me.. she is also VERY curious about little brothers privates i know thatit is b/c its different but its a hard topic to understand..

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my daughter sits in the bath playing with herself and giggling like mad. They all go through this at some stage.

Nichole - posted on 08/18/2010

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well, I am very glad to know that my son who is 3 (almost 4) isn't the only one that does that.. It is nice to know that its fine.. I will let he go to his room from now on, I always told him to stop because I didn't think I should be letting him do it.. I always thought they didn't start that kinda stuff till they got older..

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