Is it normal for my son to touch his privates?

Fabiola - posted on 04/16/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son recently started, that when I would change his diaper he would grab his privates and start laughing. I wasn't sure what to think about it, if i should think badly or if it is normal or what, and i still don't. I'm not sure what I should do, its starting to worry me.

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Dove - posted on 04/16/2015

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100% normal. It starts as soon as they can find them... and never ends. lol When my son was of diaper changing age I would keep his hands away while I was cleaning up his poop... otherwise I'd just let him be.

It is very important that he be allowed to touch his own body... but to learn that no one ELSE should ever touch his privates w/out his permission and then only touch when needed (like mom changing his diaper or the doctor during a check up or if there is an injury).

Raye - posted on 04/16/2015

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It's pretty normal. It's nothing sexual at that age. When your son gets older, if you see him touching himself in public, tell him that it's not appropriate behavior to do in public. He should only do that in private (bedroom or bathroom).

Jodi - posted on 04/16/2015

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Totally normal. And now that he's discovered it, he will continue to play with it until the day he dies!!

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