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toddler and erection

Simone - posted on 10/20/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my son is 18months approaching 19months and sometimes he is reaching into his pampers to play with his penis and each this happens he has an erection! he plays with it as well when i take off his pamper to take a bathe as well and again gets an erection is this normal or should i be worried?

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Sandy - posted on 04/13/2014

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A number of years ago it was told on a TV talk show that there is a group of people up in the north east United States that masturbate their infants at ever diaper change, It is obvious to me that children of all ages need sexual release and these moms give them arm and hand action to relieve them from their sexual tensions. A japan mom said it is very common in Japan;also many other sections of Asia. Another is the Philippines.

Pamela - posted on 10/20/2010

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its so normal .. my oldest sits there watching TV playing with himself ( he is 2.5) and my youngest loves it he said to me the other day WHOOAAA its growing heheh he is just 19 months .. it feels good to them and its natural .. I used it as a great time to explain personal space and appropriate PUBLIC behaviors.

I tell them that your doodle and your bumbum's is your own and no body is to touch it ! and I explain mummys boobs bumbums and vagina is my own space and its private so we don't touch it.

we babysit a little girl sometimes and Ewan my youngest saw me changing her nappy and he said OH NO WHERES DOODLES? it was so cute I explained girls don't have doodles and he just nodded his head.. does he fully understand no and will I have to tell them over and over again about personal and private parts yes but its worth talking honestly to them about these things now.. no lies no silly names

My two have never done this in public or in other people presences at home Im sure they will one day and I will need to address it. but for now they seem to know its a private thing and when they are entertained by other people don't feel the need to play with there bits

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Daniela - posted on 10/31/2010

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It's normal. My little boy is 19 months old and plays with it when I take the nappy off. I guess he is checking that it is still attached!

Samantha - posted on 10/20/2010

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Yup...boys like their pee pees! Mine goes for it every time his diaper comes off, EVERY time! Its' normal...comedians make jokes about it! Erections are normal and healthy...its alright Mom!!

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