5 year old hates to have underwear or anything touching her privates
Can you please tell me what to do for my daughter who absolutely hates to wear underwear or pullups because she cant stand anything touching her privates. I know this is not a control issue so what can I do to help her. Every day getting dressed is an issue. Please help!
There is an outside possibility that this reaction is emotionally-based, and it invites an evaluation by a mental health professional. Is she otherwise OK from an emotional health perspective? Do you have any idea why she might be troubled by clothing coming in touch with her genital area? Is there any suspicion of her having been abused?
It is more likely that she displays some tactile defensiveness that causes her discomfort while wearing certain clothing. If this is the case, an evaluation by an Occupational Therapist (the discipline responsible for the evaluation and treatment of sensory integration functioning) would be in order.
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