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I'm sure some of our excellent readers who are also experienced mom's, will have some helpful responses here.
We're never too small to become aware of our genitalia and some of their interesting and pleasant possibilies. Presumably from the nature and placement of the objects you describe finding, these may indeed provide pleasurable sensations if she lies on her belly ; some form of masturbation or self-pleasuring , especially as a form of self-comforting to help one slip off to sleep is quite common among children. How early this starts is hard to know except from chance observations from a good mom such as you describe, without engaging in intrusive and bothersome ( to the kids ) research. There's no reason to expect it to be harmful or worth the effort of trying hard to stop it. Educating a child that some body parts are private and one shouldnt allow strangers to touch one there, is useful. Suggesting that one shouldn't ( within moderation ) touch oneself, isn't useful.
If she explains these objects with tall tails, this may suggest she somehow intuits that you might not altogether approve. Keep a discrete eye on matters but unless this is being pursued to the point of causing a friction rash, its probably harmless, and too much attention to it may cause more problems than ignoring it.
I'm assuming that she remains at home in your care. Where a child goes to a creche or such a caregiver where someone else might possibly give her such ideas, one might be slightly more concerned
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