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when do i start worrying?

Our two year old has been playing with her pp alot. She has her hand down there all the time and you tell her to stop, turn your back for not even 2 seconds and she is doing it again. She has no infections. We have even done different creams, pull ups, proper hand washing and so on. She even throws tantrums when you ask her to stop. Any ideas?

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Asked by prestepmom8 at 1:57 PM on Apr. 21, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Thats normal.
    My 2 year old does that all of the time.
    The pediatrician even told us that little kids do that alot and that it is normal.
    They don't actually know what it is so to them its something else to play with.
    But you shouldn't worry to much about it at home but you should tell her that in public you don't do that.
    So she knows when its appropriate and when it is not.
    She will eventually grow out of it.

    Answer by Morgan. at 2:48 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • well crap she found it.. LOL Now youve lost her.. LOL just kidding.. this is so normal i would just have to joke about it.. you cant stop her. tell her it will fall wont work eather.. you just need to stay on her and let her find some other part of her body to play with..

    Answer by HottMamaRossx2 at 2:51 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • It's normal. The best thing is to start gently teaching her that it is something to do in private - just like going peepee or poopoo. She needs to do it only in the bathroom or in her bedroom. And just like going peepee, she needs to wash her hands afterward to stay healthy.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:03 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Yep, totally normal. My husband gets more freaked out by this than I do. I just act like it's no big deal. Which, in all reality, it isn't. But like kaycee14 suggested, try to teach her that it should be done in private and to wash hands afterwards. She may not get the whole gist of your lessons just yet, but sooner or later she'll understand.

    Answer by MommyDumDum at 4:03 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

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