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Not sure where this goes but...<br>
DD has always grabbed the mons pubis area of her vagina. I thought at first, when she was getting control of her hands, that she was doing it simply because she could. But at 8 mo she still does it. I like to live her naked as much as possible, but today I left her to play naked, came back and she was all red- i assume from pulling at herself. 6 hours later and the area is still chapped red. I would think it would hurt her to do that, but she still does it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br>
Anyway, any ideas on why she would be doing this?<br><br>
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My dd is almost 10 months old and she does things that I think would hurt her, such as yanking on her hair several times. I think it is all part of the exploration of her body.<br><br>
Maybe you could put some lotion on your dd's chapped skin and keep her naked less often. HTH.
 

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Moving this to the Life with a babe forum<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie">
 

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Any possibility she's got some sort of undiagnosed infection? Yeast or a urinary tract infection? She may be trying to scratch an itch?
 

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Thanks for the replies-<br><br>
Yeah, it probably is exploration- DD pulls her hair at times too.<br><br>
i've thought of it being some kind of infection, but she's been doing this since she was very young, and she has never shown any of the signs of yeast or urinary infection...<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:
 

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My dd does the same thing at the same area when I change her diaper...I think it is just exploration. Sometimes, I tell her "gentle" when it looks like she is grabbing really hard.<br><br>
I agree, just try to put some cream on it to keep it from getting too irritated.
 
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