Humping Baby

Marcy - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old humps everything! She has done this ever sense she was born, but lately it's gotten worse. It used to be that she did it when ever she was tired to help her fall asleep, but now she cant go 10 steps with out falling to the ground to hump, or squeezing her legs together and humping the air. I don't have a pediatrician close to where I live, and my family doctor always says he's never heard of it. I'ts really embarasing when were in public or have company. I don't know if this is normal, or if it somthing we should just ignore...

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Rebecca - posted on 01/27/2010

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Try explaining that what she is doing is not wrong but it is meant to be done in private in her own room. Tell her if she continues to do it outside of the house or when people are over you wont be bale to go out anymore because these are private things. Dont make her feel like what she is doing is wrong in any way. She needs to know that her body is to be explored at an older age of course but if she is taught she isn't supposed to do it it may cause some problems later on with self esteem or something like that...i can't think of the darn word right now...anyways, it's normal none the less so your Dr is on glue in my opinion. My daughter is almost 7 motnhs old and started to hump my stomach today while laying on me but i think she is jsut trying to move some...we'll see in a few months. My son is 2.5yrs and never did this but a girl i watched who was 4yrs old did this soemtimes and i have heard of other moms talking about this situation so don't feel like there is anything wrong with her. Where she is doing it so often howvere, i agree with the otehr moms that there might be an infection. Get her looked at just to make sure.

Tonya - posted on 01/27/2010

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I agree with Angel take her to a pediatrician it is normal but if it is affecting her in public then it is happening more than usual there could be numerous things like a uti or yeast infection that is making her uncomfortable

Angel - posted on 01/27/2010

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My daughter used to hump the chair or corner of her bed when she was about 2. It is normal for them to have feelings to do that but if it is literally that frequently I would take her to a dr to make sure she doesn't have an infection, urinary or yeast infection that can be bothering her. you may not be noticing the infection if you are keeping her in clean diapers, she wouldn't show a rash from it.

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