poking the butt

Heather - posted on 08/13/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son is three years old and I have found him many times taking off his pull up and trying to stick his finger up his butt hole. I dont know what to do about it or if there may be an irritation that he could not avoid. Would someone let me know what I can do to help him. thanks.

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Denikka - posted on 08/13/2012

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Yours isn't the only one XD I don't think it's an irritation unless his bum is red or he's having problems pooping. I think it's more just a natural exploration of the body. It's a hole, just like his nose :P I think most kids get fascinated with their bodies at one point or another. Just be glad he's not sticking everything in sight up his nose :P
How to stop it?? I don't really know. Maybe just keep reminding him that he shouldn't do that because it could make him sick. I wouldn't make a huge deal out of it though.

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its normal for children to explore their bodies. your son is old enough to understand your communication with him. when you catch him doing that, tell him "yuck, that's where your poo comes from, now lets go wash your hands with soap so that you dont get germs and get sick!". Ensure that he is properly wormed as well, and maybe check and make sure he's not constipated.

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Christina - posted on 08/16/2012

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My son used to do that all the time. It is just a phase but he needs constant reminding that its not a good idea and why

Gale - posted on 08/15/2012

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Or you could say " just because it a hole, doesn't mean you have to stick your finger in it! " Lol

Heather - posted on 08/14/2012

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Thanks that helps alot Ill try to explain to him that it is not proper to do such a thing next time I witness him doing it. Thanks a lot.

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