Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Nazia Cox | 2008/07/25

Q.

in the nude around babies

I have a 20 month old baby, his name is Adam.

I have been picking up on a behaviour that is disturbing me very much.
Everytime he sees anyone naked or dressed in shorts and short sleeves, he will want to be picked up. When he sees me in a bra, or vest, he' ll say mummy pick me up and when I do, he' ll tell me to take off my bra or my vest.

Is this something that I have to worry about?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is entirely normal behaviour at his age and has absolutely no sexual component at all It is simply curiosity and even at this age many babies are still being breast fed so there is a lot of instinctive behaviour here as well.

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