My 20 month old daughter found her genitals.

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She was taking a bath yesterday and while exploring herself attempted putting a bath toy in them. I am not sure what to tell her so that she will no longer try those things. Anyone else have this issue and know what we can do?

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Gabrielle - posted on 04/24/2009

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You can just gently tell her that it's not ok to put things in there, but don't make a big deal, especially if she's just touching there. My daughter did that for a while, then stopped on her own.

Allison - posted on 04/23/2009

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That's totally normal, My 13 month old son quickly discovered he had a penis and every time he takes a bath he has give it a couple of tugs then goes back to playing with the other bath toys. It's just them discovering there body and having a healthy body awareness, I talked to my doctor about it and she said the best thing you can do when they do that is tell them the correct name for the body part and not make a big deal about them touching themselves, If you try to stop them they could end up with body awareness issues when there older.

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Allison - posted on 04/23/2009

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That's totally normal, My 13 month old son quickly discovered he had a penis and every time he takes a bath he has give it a couple of tugs then goes back to playing with the other bath toys. It's just them discovering there body and having a healthy body awareness, I talked to my doctor about it and she said the best thing you can do when they do that is tell them the correct name for the body part and not make a big deal about them touching themselves, If you try to stop them they could end up with body awareness issues when there older.

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