Almost 7yr old touching bottom and sniffing...? Sorry tmi!

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Blossom4538 Mon 19-Mar-18 19:29:46

Why does our DD do this?!! She touches her bits/bottom while we have bedtime stories and it’s not nice!!

Is this behaviour seen in ASD/adhd? I’m gussing soothing/sensory?

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EeAicheCeePee Mon 19-Mar-18 19:45:55

I would consider it not unusual. Unpleasant perhaps, but not unusual.

Blossom4538 Mon 19-Mar-18 23:42:20

As in not unusual in many neurotypical children around this age or not unusual in children on the spectrum? Always at story time!! And not sneakily, blatantly!!

Also other times too, at home.

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Hohofortherobbers Thu 22-Mar-18 22:20:36

My nt daughter aged 6 does this, I've never thought it too unusual.

SpringerLink Fri 23-Mar-18 11:13:48

My NT DD of 6 plays with her bits quite blatantly, whenever she can. Bath, TV, stories...

I’m not worried now but I do wonder how driven by sex she’ll be as a teen and that does make me a bit worried.

BoogleMcGroogle Fri 23-Mar-18 15:39:14

Yup. Sensory and soothing. At the moment we are being treated to obsessive hand licking and tasting drops of wee. In my experience ( professional and parental), the less attention paid, the quicker it goes away. I do sometimes make mention of 'germs' but only to placate my sense of parental duty, it makes not the faintest jot of difference.

Aeroflotgirl Wed 28-Mar-18 18:24:59

Oh god, I used to do that when I was about 6/7, I am neurotypical.

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