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2.6yr old hitting his willy through his nappy

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AMillionNameChangesLater Sat 10-May-14 17:53:40

That's it really, he seems obsessed with hitting his nappy where his willy is. I've no idea why he does it, but is that a thing i need to be aware of?

MrsWinnibago Sat 10-May-14 18:08:31

He's probably doing it for comfort. SImilar to some children who rub on cushions etc. Just distract him without mentioning it.

winnertakesitall Sun 11-May-14 16:45:17

Quite a lot of small children are obsessed with their bits. I'd just ignore, and not make a big deal about it- he will grow out of it. My DS at 4 still sits and watches his telly with his hands down his pants. As he is a bit older, I do try and explain that it's more polite to do this when he's by himself - but it's almost involuntary for him, as if he really doesn't realise it!!

puntasticusername Sun 11-May-14 18:44:11

"My DS at 4 still sits and watches telly with his hands down his pants"

DH is thirty four and still does this confused

BertieBotts Sun 11-May-14 18:47:09

Um, he's probably doing it because it feels nice blush

Just ignore and/or encourage him to use his hands to do something else.

AMillionNameChangesLater Mon 12-May-14 18:42:47

Thanks everyone, it's a fairly new development and i didn't know if it was normal or not

daisydalrymple Mon 12-May-14 18:49:01

...just a thought but is it all the time or just every now and then? Wondering if he's becoming aware of having a wee? Worth leaving him nappy free for an hour or so with access to potty? (And might reduce the hitting if it's not protected by nappy padding!)

AMillionNameChangesLater Tue 13-May-14 21:12:53

Oo good idea! I'll try tomorrow. He only does it every so often

bonzo77 Tue 13-May-14 21:16:09

He might just have an itch. I do think that once boys discover how much fun their willies are it's game over.

BernardlookImaprostituterobotf Tue 13-May-14 21:36:14

The only thing I'd check if it's a new development is that he's not got an infection and it's not hurting when he wees. Either cystitis or balanitis etc.

If he's all fine then yep, welcome to a fascination that will last a lifetime! Soon you'll be expected to be awestruck by how far it stretches, where it fits, what fits on it etc. I certainly was surprised the first time ds1 really stretched his with no apparent pain at all, but I've seen remarkable things since so very little surprises me.

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