Why does my son love his bottom?

Kylie - posted on 12/21/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son is three and is being potty trained. The one thing I am learning is he really loves his bottom. I have caught him recently with his finger in his bum and he was tikling himself. I asked him why he was doing this and he said it felt good. I am still catching him with his hands down his Pull ups and in his bum just picking around. As well he tries and puts small auishy things in their to tickle himself. He says that it makes him feel good.
Is this normal for a three year old boy. Please any advice would help.

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Jaclyn - posted on 12/23/2012

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My friends son would play with his behind and feces and smear it everywhere, once he was completely potty trained he stopped. When my son puts his hands down his pants I tell him that its something to do by yourself. I don't make him feel embarrassed or ashamed but let him know its not acceptable to do around people.

Amanda - posted on 12/22/2012

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My son will touch his bottom a lot too. It's normal for children to explore, I tell my 3 (going on 4) yr old to do it in private. Maybe start explaining to him that he shouldn't try to put anything up there because he could get hurt or sick? Other than telling my son to do it in private I'm pretty much at a loss, too.

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