My two grandson ages 3 and 5, seem preoccupied with displaying themselves to each other, and others, The 2 year old wants to touch the older boy whenever the chance allows, dressing, bathing ect. Also the 2 yrs old will place objects, fingers, toys ect, in/around his rectum. Discussed the private parts subject, and asked where these ideas were coming from. They state "they just thought of them" Also think it is funny, after repeated attempts, of trying to convey that this is private, and shouldnt be exhibited to others. Is this beyond normal curiosity at this age.?
it sounds like normal curiosity. It is being boys. they find nothing sexual in it. They are just exploring themselves and each other. It shouldn't go beyond putting things in the crack of their butts. As long as it doesn't go inside them. Touching is normal. Just let them know in a matter-of-fact way that touching each other is not nice. It will wear in.
I agree. I have two boys that are now 4 and 5. My younger one especially thought it was funny to grab his brother. We tell him no. They did bathe together for a long time (easier for mom) but we don't very often anymore. Try to have everyone ignore it. Kids love reactions. Good luck.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.