Erin - posted on 07/23/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter has been telling us to leave her alone in her room as she needs privacy which i thought was odd but reluctantly did so. Then we discovered she was using a toy-syringe to poke at her vagina and when asked why she said she was pretending it was a docter checking her. She has had a few bacterial infections and UTI's and so has been checked by docters a few times but when i took the syringe away i found her in her room touching herself on top of her clothes, she said it feels tickly and good. I believe that sexual curiosity is healthy in children but i think this is more about her doing something that feels good and while i can't blame her for wanting to repeat a good experience i'm not sure how i should be advising her. Will other parents think we are "messing" with our daughter if she tells other's what she's doing? I just don't know what to say to her.