Humping

Ashley - posted on 07/15/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hello I am wondering if I should be worried about my 2 year old daughter humping her cup when she is going to sleep. I take it away but its like her safty blanket and crys with out it and it doesnt have to have any thing in it. She used to just hold it and fall asleep, now I what I should do. Should I punish her? Is it some thing she will grow out of? Is it natual? I just dont know how to handle this. I am hoping it is just a natural thing she will grow out of. Any advise would be greatful.

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Shana - posted on 07/23/2010

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My 19 month old kind of does the same thing. He started about a month ago. If anyone picks him up to hold him, he'll roll over, straddle your leg and start squeezing, like he is humping your leg! I tell him no and move him. But i was told that it is normal for some children to "hump" objects. Babies are all about what feels good to them and sometimes rolling over an object does. (my niece used to roll over her sippy cups and bottles when she was a baby) I noticed he does it when he is sleepy and will actually fall asleep doing it. I figure he'll grow out of it eventually. A Dr. actually said not to treat it as something gross because it may affect your child's sexual self-esteem when they get older.

Lamama - posted on 07/16/2010

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At that age it's natural, and she will grow out of it but you also have to tell her thats an no no before it go further but if u r really concerned about that take her to the doctor thats wat i did

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Ashlee - posted on 11/05/2012

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My daughter does the same thing... My husband was concerned about her doing this and asked me to do an Internet search. I have seen other babies do it as well, and I told him that I figured that she would grow out of it. What makes me laugh is that he is most likely so concerned because his parents are coming in at the end of November. I think that he is very worried that his parents will be offended when my seventeen month old daughter starts humping the ground while they are staying with us over that weekend. So, I just can't stop thinking that, although this is her little phase that she is going through, she is most likely going to be freaking out my in-laws.



I'm a nurse, so I just figure that this is just another one of her phases that she will grow out of... She only does it when she's sleepy, and she rarely awakens in the middle of the night. So if this comforts her enough to fall asleep, then I am okay with her doing that.

Christy - posted on 07/24/2010

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My daughter humps stuffed animals, not all the time but in bed at night or in the morning after waking up sometimes (that I know of, LOL). It feels good so they do it. I wouldn't be worried at all! Maybe take her cup away and give her a blanket instead? BTW, my daughter is almost 2.

Kimberly - posted on 07/15/2010

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i dont think its anything 2 b worried about. it probably just feels good 2 her and she has no idea that its...well...what we may think of. i agree with ignoring it because if u make a big fuss over it she will just wanna do it more because it draws attention

Melissa - posted on 07/15/2010

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My sister in law, now 20 years old, apparently had a really bad humping phase from toddler to maybe 5? She would lay in the middle of the floor in front of everyone too...the best way to handle it is to ignore it. It will be something she will grow out of and it may just be a way to make herself feel secure, like sucking her thumb. We may not like it, but its harmless, especially at such a young agem she doesn't know what shes doing.

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