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Penis fear

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katyamum Mon 10-Sep-07 18:48:00

My ds is 14 months and in last 2 days has developed morta; fear of his penis! I wondered if he had hurt himself the first time he screamed when he saw it, but as this has happened at every bathtime since then, and also once when I let him go nappy-free, I now recognise that he is definitely frightened. My 5 year old dd has offered to make him a willy cover and my 3 year old ds has been waving his bits in his face to be positive, but has anyone experienced this?

daisyandbabybootoo Mon 10-Sep-07 18:53:43

no experience, but i would discourage your three year old....it's probably not helping.

The poor wee thing. I hope it's probably just a phase and he'll be grabbing it at every opportunity before you knwo it.

Maybe discuss with your HV?

wildwoman Mon 10-Sep-07 18:55:06

Bless your 3 yr old waving his bits in support!

wildwoman Mon 10-Sep-07 18:56:13

Could it be that he's just figuredout where the pee comes from? Some children get freaked out when they see themselves "leaking"

chipkid Mon 10-Sep-07 18:57:11

loved the idea of a cover-what a kind sister.Poor little mite I am sure he will grow to love it as all men do

katyamum Mon 10-Sep-07 19:16:32

thanks for the messages. Hubby is paediatrician and has never heard of it before. He didn't pee anywhere so I don't think it's that. Anyway, you're right. He will grow to love it one day.

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