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To not like other children commenting on the size of ds's penis

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BocaDeTrucha Thu 06-Aug-15 00:04:46

We're on holiday at the moment and ds is a chubby little 22 months old so most of the time naked. In the last 2 days I've had the following comments: "why is his willy so small?" from a little girl, about 4 years old. And today, the little boy in the bungalow next to ours who has spent 3 days playing with ds, asked " is 'Bob' a boy or a girl?" and when I replied he was a boy, the little boy said "so why doesn't he have a willy?".

Gee, it's not that small!! I got a bit peeved but dh just told me to stop being ridiculous. Am I being ridiculous?

EatShitDerek Thu 06-Aug-15 00:05:50

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Binit Thu 06-Aug-15 00:07:22

Why is his willy on display?
Kids ask questions.
Willies are very funny to them.

NoArmaniNoPunani Thu 06-Aug-15 00:07:41

Pu some pants on him if you don't like it

WorraLiberty Thu 06-Aug-15 00:11:33

Yes of course you're being ridiculous

Why would you care if small children think your toddler has a small penis?

TurnOverTheTv Thu 06-Aug-15 00:14:18

Yes you're being ridiculed

Happfeet2911 Thu 06-Aug-15 00:15:09

Of course you're being ridiculous, he may well grow up to be 'bob schlong'

Haggisfish Thu 06-Aug-15 00:16:13


LittleBearPad Thu 06-Aug-15 00:16:48

You're being ridiculous and put some shorts on him. Problem solved.

BocaDeTrucha Thu 06-Aug-15 00:17:44

His willy is on display because it's hot and he's running around outside in the garden, by pool etc all day.

I don't know why I'm bothered really. Just like if they were saying he's got a really big nose, or sticky out ears. I guess I don't want people to find things to tease him about.

HuftysTrain Thu 06-Aug-15 00:19:51

Put some clothes on him then.

msgrinch Thu 06-Aug-15 00:20:07

clothe your child and stop being ridiculous, kids ask brutal questions. Why on earth would you care about the size of a 22 month olds (or any males) penis.

WorraLiberty Thu 06-Aug-15 00:21:06

But they're kids...asking you questions that's all.

If it bothers you, then I agree you should cover him up. Not least because his penis will probably be sensitive to the sun.

HuftysTrain Thu 06-Aug-15 00:21:17

Shared garden? Shared pool? That's not very nice to have him naked in front of other people. Not everyone finds that cute - or hygienic.

ReginaBlitz Thu 06-Aug-15 00:21:57

Yabu for letting your child be naked around strangers what's the difference putting a pair of pants on him?. You are talking about little kids making comments though my kids wouldn't say that to a stranger. I don't see where the issue is here, if they said "why has he got his willy out?"as apposed to "oh look at his tiny willy!"would you care as much?

msgrinch Thu 06-Aug-15 00:23:16

I'm hot, ds is hot, tiny nephew is hot... genitals are covered for everyone's sake.

Summerisle1 Thu 06-Aug-15 00:24:02

If his penis is attracting this much attention I'd be inclined to put some pants over it.

BocaDeTrucha Thu 06-Aug-15 00:25:00

I don't care about it's size one bit, but I guess I am being ridiculous worrying about him being teased about it.

WorraLiberty Thu 06-Aug-15 00:28:02

He's not even 2 years old yet

Why are you worrying he might get teased over it?

I'm going to stick my neck out here and say that it sounds as though you feel your DS has an abnormally small penis, is that right?

If that's the case, then a trip to the doctor or HV might put your mind at rest.

BocaDeTrucha Thu 06-Aug-15 00:30:08

Going off initial thread now, I'm in Spain and never gave it a moments thought about having him naked. Go to the beach or round a pool anywhere here and most kids under 5 are naked, except when they go in the water and mine wears his swimming nappy. Do people really get offended by naked toddlers?

msgrinch Thu 06-Aug-15 00:30:56

Clearly you do as you've made a thread about it. He's only a baby, just pop some pants on him and stop worrying

WorraLiberty Thu 06-Aug-15 00:31:28

Some get offended but I don't.

I would however worry about exposing it to the sun

BocaDeTrucha Thu 06-Aug-15 00:33:12

Yes, Worra, I do think that but it doesn't bother me. Just don't want him to be teased. I will speak to the doctor on his 2 year visit.

MrsBigginsPieShop Thu 06-Aug-15 00:33:35

Put a swim nappy on him and job done. Worrying about a two year old's penis seems bit silly.

msgrinch Thu 06-Aug-15 00:33:51

No I don't, I wouldn't care a bit but I do think you have to accept that young children will make comments as that's what children do. I'd also worry that the sensitive skin may be damaged by the sun. my child was running free on holiday with a hat, pants and suncream.

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