My 2 1/2 year old is masterbating

Melissa - posted on 09/30/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




Every night for the past 2 weeks right before my daughter falls asleep she lays on her tummy puts her hands by her moon (that's what we call a vagina) moves up and downs like she is humping the bed and makes moaning noises. I just don't know if this is normal or if I should be concerned. Help please


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Gena - posted on 10/01/2013




I agree with Denikka,its normal so dont worry.Like Denikka said if she does it in public then tell her its private.

Denikka - posted on 09/30/2013




*Masturbating* in young kids is perfectly normal :)
For them, it's not a sexual thing, it just feels good. So the do it. In your daughter's case, since it's right at bedtime, I would say that it's also a comfort thing, a way she helps herself fall asleep.
Honestly, I wouldn't be too concerned about it. If she starts doing it in public or at other times during the day, don't make a big fuss about it. Just tell her that this is something we do in private and she has to go to her room if she wants to do that.

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