My son (2 yrs old), for the past week or so, has gotten progressively worse about letting me touch his penis when I change his diaper. At first, it was just sometimes, and it seemed like it might have been because the wipe was cold. But yesterday and today it's gotten to where he doesn't want me to touch his penis at all; he'll start crying and push my hand away and shield himself if I get to close to it. He doesn't mind the diaper on it, though, and he doesn't have a problem wiping himself, it's just when someone else touches his penis. I took him to the doctor, and the pedi said that there's nothing indicating a reason for tenderness (no rash or redness, and my son didn't mind the pedi messing with his penis through the diaper), so it's probably a behavioral phase.
Has anyone else gone through something similar? How long did it take your son to grow out of it, if he did?
Answer by Shyma at 2:48 PM on Nov. 19, 2009
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 5:31 PM on Nov. 19, 2009
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