Our expert says:
I think you have handled it very well. Babies can masturbate. Excessive masturbation can suggest other risks. It is important to discuss this with a knowledgeble person as she could have been exposed to an adult who is sexually grooming her. Do not scare her, and try and trace what changed recently in terms of your and her social networks (family visits, school, after care, new friends). It may be a normal thing, but our children are nowadays so exposed. Consult a professional or phone the SASHA helpline for the contact details of a professional – 0860 100 262 if you are still worried. Deidre - SASHA
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