Boy troubles Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55982 posts
10th Sep '08

OK, I am asking this question for 2 of my friends that have little boys. So all you mommies with toddler boys please help.

Both are age 4 and have started the "h*****g" stage. One of the boys prefers his stuffed animals at night time and the prefers his sippy cup at bed time.

Any suggestions on how to approach the topic with them about the "natural" desire but the proper restraint?

The little boy with the sippy cup has a very open mom who has told him about where babies come from in specific (she is due anyday with their 2nd baby). The little boy who prefers animals is a little more reserved on what she tells her little one.

Any advice would be appreciated!

Leslie V. **Team Blue** Due December 3; 48 kids; North Richland Hills, Texas 549 posts
10th Sep '08

OMG... Little boys hump? Like a boy dog does his toy? I had no idea!!!

♥n' Camila-Rose 49 kids; Wildomar, California 728 posts
10th Sep '08

I generally believe for a child to hump something they have to have seen it somewhere before. Explaining to your child where babies come from and them knowing the action are two totally different things! I would ask the child where they've seen such action before and explain to them that it's not funny or cute to do that. Could you imagine if she was in public and someone saw the kid do that and decided to call social services? They better get a reign on it like now!

vzvzv Manley Hot Springs, Alaska 17028 posts
10th Sep '08
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JulieL FObama! Due September 13; 17 kids; Indiana 1653 posts
10th Sep '08

I have 3 step sons, ages 3, 5, and 7. And I can tell you none of them have ever humped anything. I would guess its a stage though. The boys definitely play with their little wieners in the tub, but I have never seen them hump anything....lol

babycaden 1 child; Alabama 433 posts
10th Sep '08
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vzvzv Manley Hot Springs, Alaska 17028 posts
10th Sep '08
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mama elite Fullerton, California 4506 posts
10th Sep '08
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Bisonbird [PB08] 17 kids; Springfield, Missouri 9162 posts
10th Sep '08

It is a natural thing for them to play with themselves, but not to hump things. I have a ton of nephews, and have babysat tons of little boys, and have NEVER heard of this.

Magically Delish 15 kids; Mississippi 12488 posts
10th Sep '08

ummm....I have 5 boys, ages 1-15, I have not seen this h*****g stage of which you speak.
Now I know about boys and girls playing with themselves or experimenting. That is normal. And boys definitely love their little buddies, but the h*****g stage....I am stumped.

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
10th Sep '08
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mama elite Fullerton, California 4506 posts
10th Sep '08
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babycaden 1 child; Alabama 433 posts
10th Sep '08
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♥n' Camila-Rose 49 kids; Wildomar, California 728 posts
10th Sep '08
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mama elite Fullerton, California 4506 posts
10th Sep '08
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