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Anjelica - posted on 01/07/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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is it normal for my almost 2yr old to be touching herself below the belt when she's naked?

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Jackie - posted on 01/08/2010

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100% normal! We are sexual beings before we are born... little boys get erections in the womb. Just don't make a big deal about it and she will out grow the phase.

Alicia - posted on 01/08/2010

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My just turned 3 year old has always done it since he has discoved it his hand is always down his pullup and he is always playing with it in the bathtub he has recently only at home pulls it out and says it is so big mommy don't know where he got that from sometimes i think he plays with it to much but doc says it is normal just not to let him do it in public wich he has never done so i guess you shouldn't be to worried

Michelle - posted on 01/07/2010

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Definitely. They're exploring the world, and that's part of it. Of course they'll touch, it feels good (not in the way we think of it though). Unless you believe otherwise (which some people do), be careful not to reprimand her for it, or it will permanently implant the idea that it is wrong to touch herself. Just tell her that she only does that in private and not in public. LOL my 20 month old son tries to use his "mister" as a button and thinks it's HILARIOUS when it just pops right back out hahaha it's so weird :-D

Natasha - posted on 01/07/2010

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my daughter does that all the time as well... and its usually when she is focused on something. She will watch movies with her brother, and have her hand down her diaper... But its worse in the bathtub. haha. but im hoping she grows out of it... she is only 1.5 years old... my 3.5 year old still does it too... but I've heard boys do it longer.

Tiffany - posted on 01/07/2010

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I think it is just a curiosity thing, just part of growing up. I havent really had that problem w my little girl but my little boy will be 10 months old and every once in a while he reaches down like what is that lol. I think that children all go through that at some point especially when they are that little, I wouldn't worry too much.

Sara - posted on 01/07/2010

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yep, very normal for little ones to explore themselves. i think my son does it in the bath tub without even knowing what he is doing. they are just curious...

Gretchen - posted on 01/07/2010

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my daughter is 5 and still does it, and my 2 yr old son of course does. . In my opinion, it's their body and they can explore if they want.. .I used to tell my daughter "you can do that, but not in front of people". . .she used to do it all the time in front of family, and I would distract her so they wouldn't get "weirded out". . a guy I know says "If I wasn't ment to touch it, my hands would be on my head" lol and thats true I guess =). . you don't want her to be ashamed of her body

Veronica - posted on 01/07/2010

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Sur it is her body. As long as she is not takin the clothes off to do it I would not worry

Dashanda - posted on 01/07/2010

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My son is 11 months and he touches hisself all the time and the bathtub sometimes when he is naked just curious.Maybe it's bothering her or she seen somebody esle do it.

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