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Posted in Toddlers on 12th April 2014

Is it normal for a 2 year old to….?
ok… my son just turned two…
and his mother and i catch him playing with himself ALOT… and not just normal like pulling on it “what is this?” kinda stuff..
iv caught him humping the bed in his sleep..
he is always pulling off his diaper at night and playing with himself…

is this normal or is this a learned behavior..
the reason i ask this is because his daycare provider and mom are friends.. and shes told us about her sexlife and all…
she complains that no matter what she does her b/f is a cronic masterbator… i guess that he beats off ALL the time.. .. .
could it be that Georgie is seeing this and imatating…

but then theres the fact that he does it in his sleep….

like last night.. i walked in to his room to check on him.. and he was like grinding and humping the bed.. and he was moaning while he did it… now that is the wierdest thing iv ever seen in my life..
what is going on here?.. can anyone enlighten

Best answer(s):

Answer by Caitlin
my friends son always did that too.

Answer by Renate
No it is NOT normal. Take him to a therapist quickly and take him out of the daycare in the meantime.

Answer by kelly_420_brian
You need to talk to a Dr about this the general curiousity is always a normal but humping the bed and just like playing with “it” continuously theres something not right there maybe you should take him to a child shrink if the family dr don’t know what to do.

Answer by Leggy_leppard_lass
I think it is normal, and should not be stopped, he will stop it on his own, If you discourage it, it may make him ashamed..thats a bad way to handle this kind of thing. Its normal for little kids to masturbate, and to do so frequently. They usually grow out of it. {thank goodness} Good Luck

Answer by ButterFlyAngel
Your son could have seen it from somewhere’s and that is why he is doing that. But it is normal for a little boy (My son would also) play with hisself and pull at it but not no humping or doing it all the time.
Do you think someone might have done something to him? Consider that.

It would be normal if he touched it every now and then but not what you decribed.
I hope you find out what is going on. Good luck

Answer by Tina V
Actually it is really normal and common believe it or not. Nothing to worry about. I read this when this became a concern for me….

at this page this is what it says…
Toddlers masturbate for the same reason that older children do: It feels good! Bodily exploration is part of growing up. During the toddler years, your child will learn to run, jump, throw, pump a swing, draw, and (probably) “make all her poops in the potty.” She may be just as curious about her genitals as she is about her fingers, toes, and belly button — and if she’s recently switched from diapers to underpants, she may be able to get to them for the first time. “When parents first see this kind of exploration, they wonder ‘is this normal?'” says Meg Zweiback, a nurse practitioner and family consultant in Oakland, California. “The answer is yes, you don’t need to be concerned.”

What to do
Don’t panic. Not everyone does it, but masturbation is a completely normal thing to do. It doesn’t cause any physical ills, pose any health risks, and no, it won’t turn your child into a sex maniac, either. Masturbation in toddlers isn’t sexual (as it is for adults) because toddlers don’t know what sex is.. And while in older children explicit sex play is often a tip-off to sexual abuse or exposure to inappropriately explicit sexual material, this is extremely unlikely to be the case with toddlers, who don’t have the imaginative skills for this kind of role adoption. (A toddler who’s been sexually abused is more likely to become withdrawn or suddenly have trouble sleeping.) That said, toddlers masturbate because it feels good, and the good feelings can be as pleasurable for her as they are for adults. “A toddler may masturbate herself to orgasm,” says Zweiback “complete with panting, red face, and a big sigh at the end. But it’s absolutely not something to be worried about.”
Ignore it. You may have already told your toddler that some of her parts are private, and that no one but her, or her parents or a doctor, gets to touch them. Many parents attempt to explain privacy during the toddler years as a way to head off sexual abuse, and it seems logical to extend this to masturbation. But it may not sink in for your toddler. “Privacy means nothing to an ‘under 3,'” Meg Zweiback says. “It’s not a meaningful concept.” And, she adds, “A toddler by nature is looking to push buttons — so if you start drawing attention to it, you’ll probably just get them to do more.” Your best bet is to look the other way or immerse yourself in a distracting activity so you won’t have to watch.

Distract her. Even knowing it’s normal, even knowing lots of children do it, you’ll probably be embarrassed if your toddler starts masturbating in front of company. If you can’t ignore it or laugh it off, distraction is your best bet. Masturbation is a lot like nose-picking — children do it because it’s there, because they’re bored, and because their hands are free. If your toddler’s hands stray toward her crotch at inopportune moments (in front of your in-laws, for example) keep a squeaky toy or other substitute handy to hand her instead. Invite her to do a puzzle, or play with blocks, or toss a ball around — anything that keeps her hands out of her pants.

Look to yourself. Parents’ reactions to masturbation pose the greatest danger for kids. If your toddler is made to feel guilty for exploring her body, or made to feel that what she’s doing is dirty or naughty, she may associate sexual or pleasurable feelings with guilt and shame. “If a parent is really bothered by it,” Zweiback says, “it says more about what the parent learned growing up than it does about the toddler. Lots of people grow up with conflicting feelings about sex, and finding a place where you can talk these feelings through with other adults will help you handle these issues now and in the future.”

Answer by civil
better visit a doc
my son is just 6 months old
good luck

Answer by Native Princess
He is totally normal. I have a son that did that for a while and he was 3 when he stopped. They are just sexually curious. I know it sounds weird but it’s true. I raised my son alone and since I don’t have a penis we all know he didn’t see me doing anything. I was a single mom until he was 7 so he wasn’t around any other males. I have a daughter now and she is 16 months old and when I change her she (she just started this) she touches her self and puts her fingers where they shouldn’t go. I have to keep her hands occupied. Try talking to your son. I know he is little but he might tell you what is going on. I hope he is not seeing this type of stuff. Good luck.
Oh it was my sons doctor that let me know this was just a curiousty in kids.

Answer by nicky7372
What you have described is not normal.

Are you sure he hasnt been interfered with?

Why would a 2 year old hump?

You should get him to a doctor to be evaluated

Answer by auntsid
You must be living in a different planet. How can you guys say its normal for a two year old. He is a kid and thins things are too mature for him. There must be someone who is behind this. Are you trying to tell me his hormones have already stated growing to that stage i don’t think so. Change most of things in his life like children he plays with, daycare even your friend who are very close to him. I don’t mean you stop them from coming at your place but keep him away from them for i believe that someone has trained him or influenced him.

Good luck

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