I caught my three yr old daughter masturbating! I walked into wake her from her nap and she was humping her blanky. This isnt the first time I caught her but the first time I really did not think anything of it. I have tried to talk to her about what is appropriate and whats not but she is only three.
I was wondering if it is normal for a three yr old girl to be doing this especially at such a young age? Or this is something I should not be worried about?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:14 PM on Apr. 30, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by jac1908 at 9:20 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by robinann5 at 9:51 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by aly38914290 at 11:22 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by kaycee14 at 12:04 AM on May. 1, 2009
Answer by motherofanaries at 10:11 AM on May. 1, 2009
That is completely normal. A 3 y/o is still completely in awe with and discovering thier body. Sometimes, my 3 y/o touches himself, and I just tell him that is not something you do in front of others, it's private. For LO's it's not sexual, just a pleasant sensation. I would not worry or make a big deal about it. I would keep any conversation about it short & to the point (definitely mention washing hands, same way as when she has used the potty). Masturbating is a much bigger deal to adults than it is to preschoolers :)
Answer by BubbaLuva at 11:48 AM on May. 1, 2009
Answer by lynnard at 11:00 PM on May. 3, 2009