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.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.