Is it normal for kids to play with all areas in the diaper???? *this is embarrassing*

Tuesday - posted on 07/23/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son plays with his u know what, i know that is normal. But here recently he's discovered his butt. and i want to know if that is semi normal. He's my first kid so idk what to think about this..please help!!

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Krista - posted on 07/31/2009

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I don't see any of this as a "problem". Kids learn by exploration and there's nothing that you should be embarrassed about. No one is going to look at your child doing this and be disgusted.

Kristine - posted on 07/31/2009

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My 3 year old does the same thing... I don't remember my other 3 boys doing it at all and my girls aren't quite to that stage. I just tell him not to play with his butt and that it is not a toy, we use our butt to poop and we don't want yucky's on our hands. He seems to react well to that and stops. But in general I think it is normal for kids to explore there bodies.

Melissa - posted on 07/31/2009

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oh it's normal! my 2 year old just discovered that he can stick his hand down the back of his pull up, and his hand comes out the leg! he thinks it's great fun! they're just exploring. it's new, so he's going to play with it for a little bit! my husband was walking around without a shirt on a few weeks ago. my son discovered nipples nad a belly button that day. for a week, he couldn't walk by my husband without lifting up his (hubby's) shirt and pointing to his belly. it's funny, cute, and sometimes slightly embarrassing (especially since the other day in the store he tried to lift MY shirt and poke my belly!) but anyone with kids knows what you're going through, and will laugh and cry right alongside of you!

Diane - posted on 07/30/2009

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It's normal. My daughter did the same thing. Still does in fact lol. She's in the middle of potty training and since she went to big girl underwear instead of pull-ups she's always sticking her hands down her pants. If I address it she just does it more. It's like when they're about 8/9 months and the find their feet and just keep putting them in their mouth. I think it's just a natural curiousity about their bodies and what everything does. I have learned to wash her hands regularly and to politely refuse when she offers me a bite of her snacks.

Cassandra - posted on 07/29/2009

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my son is always doing that, he is 2 months away form his second birthday. when i change his nappy he will run off and go "DOOODLE" or "BUUUMBUUM", i just laugh and tell him he is right after all he just wants to know whats on his body and well its just funny.. also when i change his nappy now he will go "doodle peepee" or "poo bum bum" and evan throw a "stinky" in

Tuesday - posted on 07/29/2009

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thanks guys, i'm glad to know that my kid isnt the only one doing it. yes i will remember, i think its funny 2. I just dont want him to hurt himself. and the education thing, i would of never thought about that. Thanks a lot guys.

Callie Anne - posted on 07/23/2009

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Lyndsay MacDonald that is some great advice. That is what I have been doing while potty training.

Lyndsay - posted on 07/23/2009

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I think its just a phase. He's just exploring his body, you know, he's like what is this thing? Maybe instead of trying to get him to stop you can turn it into an educational experience... like tell him, "this is where your poopoo comes from", "this is where your peepee comes from", etc.

Callie Anne - posted on 07/23/2009

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I dont have any advice for you, but I just had to post. Its not really embarrasing. In fact I started laughing. I think it is so funny! Kids can do the funniest things! You will have to remember this when he is older.

Felicia - posted on 07/23/2009

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i'm having this same problem! A friend of mine suggested keeping overalls on him or some kind of clothing that he cant get into the diaper. They will out grow it i'm told. Unfortunately this didnt work for me bc my son can take any piece of clothing off (including the diaper) but maybe it will work for you. good luck!

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