masterbation in five year old girl ?

my five year old little girl has be rubbing her genitals on furniture or wriggling on the carpet off and on since she was about two . We know it is not sexual in nature and we know it is normal, but it can be inappropriate at times and we rather hate it! We don't want to say or do the wrong thing to make her feel bad. She very innocently just says she likes to do it becuase it feels good and tickles. What do we do? We have tried to ignore it, asked her nicely to stop, we've told her that she might hurt her private parts, we just don't know what to say. I am a pediatric so I feel like I should know what to do, but I don't. Help


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The answer is simple, encourage it, its healthy. As a nurse you should know this sort of thing is not only quite normal, but if your child is having these urges then it probly needs to be done.


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The best thing to do is stop to her, she will not hurt her private parts by touching them, and what she is doing to herself is not only natural, it's healthy. Do not tell her to stop, instead teach her to do it in private.


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my five year old little girl has be rubbing her genitals on furniture or wriggling on the carpet off and on since she was about two . We know it is not sexual in nature and we know it is normal, but it can be inappropriate at times and we rather hate it! We don't want to say or do the wrong thing to make her feel bad. She very innocently just says she likes to do it becuase it feels good and tickles. What do we do? We have tried to ignore it, asked her nicely to stop, we've told her that she might hurt her private parts, we just don't know what to say. I am a pediatric nurse so I feel like I should know what to do, but I don't. Help
to reply - I want to ask this same question, you don't want to stop your child, but how do you tell them when and how much - it can get to be overwhelming


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Me too...my daughter is 4 and she started masturbating at about 1..we told her it needed to be done in private, but that it was okay,etc. She now does it in private but excessively...she doesn't want to get out of bed in the mornings or after naptime, and it seems to be interfering a little with . I want her to be okay with it and not make her feel that it's wrong to do it, but I'm it's a little excessive now...


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I too am facing this problem with my 5 year old daughter and I agree it is normal but as others have stated, it can become excessive and cause redness and pain. We have decided to tell our daughter that we do not approve of this and she is now too old to be squirming all of the time. We tried to remind her to stop, encouraged her to empty her bladder, told her to only do it in private but it becomes so normal she will squirm in school and other public places. We are in day 2 of no squirming and it is very difficult. I remember having this problem as a child and stopped or should say, mostly stopped, from about age 5-12. It did not affect my sexual health to stop. I believe my daughter will learn to control this behavior and we will help her by watching closely, making sure she gets enough sleep and keeps busy.


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I would like to point out the concern for our children maturing to quickly!! remember the hormons in the milk we drink causeing our girls to have there periods too early at 9 yrs old now?? and i causes boys to have breasts??? well it causes our babies to masterbate to early!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! most young woman dont get stimulated there til at least 9,,unless someone showed them sooner!! be watchful of men around your daughter!! or even other females. and i do think the hormons in milk mature our babies way way way too early..thats why i swithed to no hormone milk.


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me too, my five year old has been doing that "shaking thing" on pillows, she also says she feels tingling when she does it. I know shes innocent to what she maybe doing and I also have been trying to tell her that she might be too old for that. She is also very obssesed with private parts. I really think she's going through that phallic stage. So I just let her know that her curiousity is normal and answer any questions she may have in a very age appropriate manner. Letting her discover what it is she needs to know will help her get over this stage. As for that whole "shaking"(as she calls it) thing, I really don't know what to do with that I don't want to encourage it as well as, I don't want to make it sond so negative, right now I just tell her that, she may be too old for that and its a bad habbit. If anyone has any better ideas on how to deal with this stage Pls. Let us know.


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My 5 year old daughter has been showing signs of the exact same behavior. Since she was about 2 years old she has danced very provocatively**thrusting her hips and pelvis, as well as touching herself quite often. At first we laughed it off and thought to ourselves," How does she naturally know how to dance like that!?" As she has gotten older she has been masterbating alot. Her grandmother has a back massager and each time she visits grandmas house she goes to it. I found her in the family room the other day using the massager between her legs, with her pants down. I have explained to her that I understand that may feel good but that she is too young to be doing that. She just seems to laugh it off and gets quite embaressed.. But she will go right back to it when I am not looking. I am very concerned as my 8 year old daughter never ever exhibited any type of behavior such as this. Any advice anyone may have is greatly appreciated:)


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My family is struggeling with the same issue. I have no advise but want you to know that there are others with the same issue. I actually just yelled at my daughter for doing it and now i feel bad. I just dont want her to do this at school and people to think she is weird. We have consistently told her not to do it or to do it in private and now when we catch her she cries. This is an awful situation.

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