Does any body know how to stop my little boy playing with his willy all the time ?

Nicki - posted on 04/29/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




My little boy is nearly 3 and since he has been potty trained and wearing pants he is always playing with his willy. he even got it out in the supermarket the other day showing the lady on the till !! Does any body have ideas on how to stop his playing with it all the time as it is getting a bit embarrasing now.


Lynsey - posted on 04/30/2010




He will grow out of it, I promise!!! It really is normal, but when you are out it public, take out small toys or snacks and as soon as you catch him reaching for it, put something else in his hand to distract him. Personally I find that the more you talk to a child about a problem especially at that age, the more you attract attention to it and so the more he will do it.


View replies by

Louise - posted on 04/30/2010




I agree with Lynsey the more you point it out the more he will do it as it is getting a reaction from you. Try putting a belt on his trousers so that he cant drop them in an inappropriate place. If this is really getting to much then you will have no other choice but to have the chat about keeping covered up. Just say matter of factly that "daddy doesn't do that" (I think daddy would be arrested in the supermarket lol!) It is only a phase and most boys go through it. It is a new feeling to a little boy having the freedom to let things hang out. Thats a point buy him some snug fitting pants that will hold his under carriage firmer, like a trunk pant this should stop some of the sensation of it flapping about!

PS when you go back to the supermarket where dark glasses so they do not recognise you............

Hope this has been of some help! xx

Christy - posted on 04/29/2010




Wow, I am not sure on this one. My son is about to be 3 and not potty trained. Maybe you can use positive reinforcement, like if he doesn't show off his "wang" to others, he gets a sticker or yummy snack, I know I am grasping at straws here, just trying to help! Or tell him that's a private place only to be seen by himself and immediate family......

Caitlin - posted on 04/29/2010




This is aroudn the age where they are curious I have read and you have to startr stressing "private" parts and that you know it feels good to play with it, but it's never something you do outside of the bedroom. They don't do it for any sexual reason really, it's just because it feels good and they don't understand yet about "private" parts..

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms