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My daughter is almost 2 and she masturbates.
She does it about 2 times a day, I am not sure what to do. I just try to distract her but it doesn't work, and it's kinda awkward because she does it everywhere. Example: We were at a BBQ, she was playing with another little girl in the pool, she stands up and takes her bikini bottoms off and starts playing with herself. I was eating and talking to my sister so I wasn't really watching(bad parenting, I know). Then I hear my dad laughing, and I look over and my daughter is touching herself, then to make it worse she had an orgasm. So now to my family and friends my child is a perv,Sam thinks it's hilarious but its really embarrassing.What should I do??? Is this okay?
This kind of behavior is normal for young children. But, since it's not something you want her doing in public, I would talk to her pediatrician about how to discourage the behavior.
My daughter does it too, normal behavior for a child to explore themselves. Trying to discourage the behavior makes the child want to do it more and it makes her think that there is something "wrong" with her body. Just tell her if she wants to do it, she can do it in the privacy of her own bedroom and no one will bother her. Try to tell her not to touch herself in public and that touching herself there is a private thing we do at home and no where else. This will all blow over soon.
This is also a sign of sex abuse ...please rule this out (nanny cams if you have a teen babysitter, or even family watching her). If it is nothing of the sort, then talk to a pediatrician about this.