Three- and 4-year-olds are often fascinated with and more than happy to reveal their private parts. Here's why. On a recent evening, my cousin's 4-year-old son ran into the closet after his bath. Suddenly, he threw open the door and proudly exclaimed to his mother and twin sister, "Look at my penis!
Babies will often tug on the genitals in much the same way they tug on the ears or toes. Toddlers will begin to recognize that the genitals are special. They are far more interesting and more fun than toes. For some children, playing with the genitals becomes a comforting behavior not unlike thumb sucking. For a few, this settles into a time-consuming habit that takes them away from other important play and development. If we take a step back, we can see that it makes sense that kids would want to explore their own bodies.
When your little one starts touching herself, don't worry, stress or get embarrassed. Your toddler has discovered a part of her body that may have gone largely unexplored during infancy. What's more, she might have learned that touching her genitals feels good. Your child's new discovery of her genitals is fueled by age-appropriate curiosity and is as innocent as her exploration of her fingers and toes.
Guest over a year ago. Zkenny over a year ago. Couldn't find what you looking for? New Reply Follow New Topic. Guest over a year ago My son is only two year old.