Boys private part..advice pls

Gena - posted on 07/29/2013 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My 2and a half year old son started to pull his private part out of his shorts and wanted to walk outside in our garden like that.I told him to put it back into his pants because i dont want all our neighbors looking.He is potty training and finds his private part now interesting.Any advice about how to teach him not to do it outside?And in general how to go about a boy playing with his private part?

My mom only had girls so she doesnt know what advice to give me.

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Gena - posted on 07/29/2013

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I was wondering if he wanted to walk outside like that because our neighbors let their 3year old daughter walk and swim naked.I told him immidiatly to put it back into the pants and tried to explain to him that private parts arent for anybody to see,touch or look at.I just hope he wont think its ok because his friend is allowed to be naked.

Vicki - posted on 07/29/2013

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I like reminding him that private parts are covered in public because they're private and special, thus we don't show them to just anyone. Boys seem to be fascinated by their private parts more so than girls. Mine outgrew it after potty-training was complete.

Sally - posted on 07/30/2013

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What I've told my daughters (and would tell sons if I had any) is private parts are private. That doesn't mean they are bad. It just means we don't expose them to the world. They can be fun to look at and feel very nice to touch, but looking at and touching them is a personal thing not to be shared with the world. If you want to play with it, go in your room and close the door. When you're done put it away, wash your hands, and get on with whatever else you wanted to do. Little people have to be reminded often, but they will get it.

Sara - posted on 08/01/2013

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I let my son run around naked at home all the time. He knows he cant run around naked outside because other people don't want to see his peepee. He has also started touching himself a lot so I've explained to him that you can only touch yourself when you're alone in your room.

Mark - posted on 07/31/2013

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My only comment would be to as kind and yet sternly to nip in the bud early. My middle son 19 will walk out of the house naked just to see the reactions. My other two boys are very private. It's all about teaching him the boundaries with out consequences.

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Helen - posted on 08/04/2013

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my son is about the same age and also potty training. He isn't very good at getting pants/trousers down in a hurry so he usually runs around with just a t-shirt on while at home, and often naked because he takes that off :)
He often plays with his 'bits' and at the moment we let him as he is just exploring his body and if we go out or we have certain people come visit (Nana for instance) then he gets dressed, and at the moment has a nappy. As he gets older we'll do what we do with his big brother (4) - told to put it away as we don't want to see it, or he can go to his bedroom where he can play with it all he likes!
We never tell him that other people mustn't see it or anything like that as there may be times when other people have to see - doctors for instance

Don;t stress about it, the more you do, the more he'll enjoy getting it all out!

Gena - posted on 07/31/2013

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I grew up in a place where we swam and ran around naked all the time in summer.So i know how nice it is and yes i would love to let my son run around naked.But unfortunatly there are lots of sick people on this planet doing VERY fu***d up things.Makes me mad just thinking about it. We live door to door with people and some strange people that always come watch when the kids are playing.That is why i dont want my son to be naked outside.(talking about two 40year old men that stand on the balcon and watch them playing)..not acusing them of anything but i just dont want them to see my sons penis.
But i do let him run around naked inside the house...its also hot here now. g

Shauneen - posted on 07/30/2013

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Glad I didn't have this problem, I'm the neibour who lets my son run around naked at home and in the yard. As long as he doesn't do it when we leave the house and we have a no touching rule around other people including myself.

Deborah - posted on 07/30/2013

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This is definitely 'par for the course' it does feel nice without any clothes on. If it wasn't for social boundaries I would definitely be naked right this very minute, it's uber hot here in UK ATM. Just be consistent in your parenting and by this time next year, he will not want anyone seeing his 'pee pee' xx

Michelle - posted on 07/29/2013

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I don't have a problem with my son playing with his - I figure it's his penis and if he wants to touch part of his body he has every right to. But we remind him that it's private and so is covered up outside of immediate family (because we need to change nappies, bathe him etc). I think just reminding, correcting, and letting him know he can play with it all he wants in private (in the bath etc). The same as we don't play with favourite toys in front of other kids we wouldn't share them with - eat cake in front of people we don't have cake for etc ;-)

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/29/2013

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As with anything personal, his penis needs to stay away from public.

He needs to be reminded of that frequently, and gently so that he's not embarrassed.

Michelle - posted on 07/29/2013

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It's best to ignore it but let him know he should only do it inside his room. Don't make a huge deal of it though.

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