Posted by: Renee W. | 2004/12/01


1 year old and aroused?

My baby is 1 and from long before during play on the bed if she lay on her stomach she would lift her bum or squeeze it as if she were aroused. Some have told me this is normal and that she is in contact with her sexuality. At this early age??? Is she being sexually abused? I have looked for signs but there seem to be none.

Expert's Reply



It is common for young children to explore themselves and they may become aroused even at a young age, but this is normal and can usually be discouraged by occupying them with something else.

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Posted by: Renee W. | 2004/12/02

Thank you Doc. Will take into advice.

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Posted by: Renee W. | 2004/12/01

Really? I mean it has had me really worried - I even thought she may become an oversexed kid! She is my first. Thank you - your response has relieved me.

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Posted by: Mommy | 2004/12/01

It is a pity that in today's world everything is so 'sex-orientated'. There is no way that your bay is getting sexually stimulated by laying on her tummy - it is normal for babies to squeeze and lift their bums when lying on their tummies. She is only 1 year old and whatever she does is so totally natural.

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