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My toddler likes to play with himself -- is that normal?
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: VERY
This is very normal and not worrisome.
Children will explore all parts of their bodies and touching is a normal part of that. Try not to make a big deal out of this as this may elicit MORE of the behavior. Teach children that there is a time and place and that this behavior should only be done in private and without exposure to strangers or other kids.

In brief: VERY
This is very normal and not worrisome.
Children will explore all parts of their bodies and touching is a normal part of that. Try not to make a big deal out of this as this may elicit MORE of the behavior. Teach children that there is a time and place and that this behavior should only be done in private and without exposure to strangers or other kids.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Masturbation is ok for this age.
Nothing to worry about. Just redirect him and no discipline or scolding for this.

In brief: Yes
Masturbation is ok for this age.
Nothing to worry about. Just redirect him and no discipline or scolding for this.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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In brief: Yes
Your toddler is discovering his body.

In brief: Yes
Your toddler is discovering his body.
Dr. Pamela Middleton
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