View Full Version : Make it stop please!
01-31-2009, 06:17 PM
My two year old daughter has a bad habit... A TERRIBLE HABIT! when bored or laying down watching a movie she will start to hump the floor. She lays down in a frog like position and will just go! Immediatly the first time i saw her do it i called the doctor and did my research as to why she would do this the doctor said to ignore her and she will just stop on her own he said she is a baby it simply feels good to her and from what i read it says the same thing. But... I cant take it I feel like a bad mother my husband and I never do anything in front of her she does not watch anything rated over pg. I dont get it! I have tried putting her in time out or distracting her nothing works. So my question is is this really normal and how do i get her to stop? any suggestions? PLEASE HELP!
03-06-2009, 10:01 PM
all i can say is babies will be ababies type thing my daughter is 22 mths and tries to stick anything "where she pees". it grosses me out to no end and i call her a gross girl and she just giggles at me and thinks its funny so i dont know what to do. i mean she is just 22 mths so im not going to spank her for it or anything but if she does it when shes 4 obviously im going to have to take a different approach and try to explain why we dont do that. so all i can say is she will end up growing out of it b.c it will probably get boring to her.
03-18-2009, 05:50 PM
You guys, it's TOTALLY normal, this behavior you are speaking of....especially in girls. My pediatrician chuckled when I told him, he says it's one of the most common questions mothers ask him and the one that seems to have us most concerned.
I've read 100 articles on the subject and he concurred that they will just grow out of it. It's uncomfortable for us but for them they are just learning about their own body which we want them to do. I want my girls to be totally comfortable with themselves so I just tell my 2 1/2 year old that she just does that in private and not when other family is around. Our doctor said that she will eventually grow out of it as they all do.
He also said the most IMPORTANT thing you can do, is NOT TO SHAME YOUR CHILD. This will cause irrepuble self esteem issues in the child and they will end up thinking sex or self gratification is bad or dirty and they will feel bad about themselves.
03-24-2009, 08:48 PM
I hate to say this but if she is trying to stick things inside her it is very possible someone has touched her there inappropiately. It is worth checking into.
03-25-2009, 08:55 PM
My daughter is going to be 2 in 2 weeks. At approx 16 mos she started touching herself every chance she had. When we told her no and told her it was yucky she started doing it more and then smelling her fingers and saying "yucky." Now we ignore her (as hard as it is). We try to limit the opportunities for the behavior by distracting her with other things and that is pretty effective. Toddlers love reaction to their crazy behavior. Her pediatrician said it is normal behavior and to ignore it. She will outgrow it. As hard as it to watch it has gotten easier with ignoring, distraction and removing her from the situation. We still use "onesies" to limit her access. Toddlers are just toddlers don't worry. They love reactions positive and negative.
03-30-2009, 11:02 AM
I have to agree with "Asensitivesoul4u".. If your daughter is trying to stick objects inside her, you may need to get this checked into. I may be over-reacting but you should not ignore this behavior, yet check into it for her safety!!
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