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My four year old grandson had to go to his local hospital as he had a sore and swollen penis. I had five sons of my own, who are now adults, and from memory they all did it. Am I right to just say “No don’t do that!?” Also im wondering if it was the pool they were in whilst on holidays as his sister who is 3 has got a sore ear.

Posted by Mouths of Mums ROCKS!, 27th May 2014

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  • Lol. Little boys and big boys favourite toy! They’ll never stop playing with it, but they do need to know when it’s appropriate and when it’s not

  • I’m thinking no to the pool they were in, that’s just a coincience. However yes my son has a play and I just tell him no.

  • are you sure touching his penis has caused it to be swollen and sore?
    if heath check up has proved nothing is wrong. Ask him if he plays with it a lot you see. sons I had and they touched it but not excessively. My husband however when he went on the phone, put his hand down his trousers and played with his own!
    Also as we are both grannies remember the old tale “if you touch your thing you will loose your sight’ hogwash.. my advice is talk to him a bit more we are more modern than before

  • If he’s doing it in public then just tell him that isn’t nice,but he is also just exploring what he’s got

  • just leave him alone, he will stop in his own time and your right with the pool, it probably caused an infection

  • All you can do really – apparently they grow out of it – just not sure when…

  • It’s a pretty normal thing for kids to do, touching themselves “down there”, and it wouldn’t necessarily lead to infections. Telling him not to do it, will have little effect, as he’s exploring his world and his body. Doubtful that the pool had a lot to do with his problem, but if necessary, your doctor will prescribe him antibiotics.

  • he could have a little infection and yes they all do it, same as little girls. Eventually they stop

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