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post #21 of 25
You know, I didn't realize little babies had erections when they were THAT young, so it initially freaked me out when my son would touch himself and/or have erections as a baby.

Then I realized, like you mamas mentioned, that it doesn't mean ANYTHING to a baby. They have no idea about sex or any of that. It's our own ideas about sexuality that we impose on top of what the child is doing, and that's what makes us uncomfortable.

Now that my son is older (5) he knows that he should not touch his penis around anyone. I just tell him that his penis is his private area, so he needs to touch it in private. Not in a way like he should feel shame about it, but just that it's private and no one else should see it or touch it. I think this is part of teaching your child good boundaries about their bodies so they can hopefully keep themselves safe!

Nothing weird about kids (boys or girls) touching themselves though!
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by FaithfulOne View Post
(well, in my experience its a lifelong phase that lasts right through adulthood )
post #23 of 25
Ds2 is like this. Ds1 was not. Both are intact.
he doesn't try to put it in his mouth but he grabs at it so much and so hard that he gives himself a rash then eventually bleeds so he doesn't get as much naked time as his brother did.
post #24 of 25
Totally normal! My little guy's been a grabber since he was six months old, maybe earlier. It's only a problem when he grabs his penis after grabbing his poopy bottom. That usually merits an impromptu bath.

Don't worry about it, mama. Imagine being a baby and discovering your body parts for the first time. I bet you'd be grabby too!
post #25 of 25
this thread totally made me giggle - my little guy is a grabber and he just turned 5 months old!!! i just figured it was a boy thing since my older two are girls. LOL doesn't bother me.
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