typical boy??

Robyn - posted on 08/19/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




I was wondering if anyone else out there has a young son who CONSTANTLY grabs his privates. I understand that boys will do that to "explore" what it is, but he does it so much right when the diaper comes off that he has a little rash around it and even caused his testicles to bleed due to scratching at it. He's 18 months old. I was wondering if anyone had this problem consistenly, and if so, did you end up resolving it?


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Valerie - posted on 08/21/2009




I agree with the other moms. He's not a wierdo or anything! :) I just wanna add, he may be scratching it cause it itches. Make sure he doesn't have thrush or an itchy rash down there, and if he makes it bleed, keep it clean and rub antibiotic ointment on it. My daughter had something like that down there and it turned into a bacterial infection. Not fun!

Brandi - posted on 08/21/2009




If he is scratching himself make sure to keep his nails really short and try to give him something to distract him while you are changing him like his fav toy.

Katherine - posted on 08/19/2009




Hi Robyn, when my son was that age he did go through a stage of always playing with his privates and it did make it red and get a rash and bleed sometimes. Just be consistent with him and just jokenly say "aww don't do that, or tell him that you do that in private" they do grow out of it, my son is now 2yrs and he does it every now and then but not to the extrem as he use too.

Good luck!

Amber - posted on 08/19/2009




Haven't had to deal with that yet... Just wanted to let you know that when it happens to mine; I will be looking for this post!

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