Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Surprised | 2009-04-01


Three year old playing with penis

My little boy is 3. He has a little toy fan that blows air. This morning he toddled through to our room to fetch his fan which was next to my bed and then went off to the lounge.

I went through to give him his porridge and there he was, with his undies pulled down, fanning his little penis with his fan!! He had a little erection. When I walked in he told me to go away. I said alright but thathe must be careful not to hurt his penis. Then I put his breakfast down and walked out. I didnt want to make anything out of it.

I was quite surprised by this behaviour. He is only 3. I dont know what made him even think of doing that. Is this type of behaviour normal for a 3-year old. How should I handle him playing with his private parts?

Expert's Reply



This is completely normal and has no sexual aspect at all. It is simply due to curiosity, Do not make a fuss and this stage will pass.

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