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Why would a little boy three or four years old be sticking s

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why would a little boy three or four years old be sticking his finger in his butt all the time he sets on my couch playing on his iPod with his finger in his but he tries to stickies finger in his one-year-old sisters butt in his but he tries to stickies finger in his one-year-old sisters but
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

psychologist have studied this age of development in children as they get older and start to toilet and potty train.

there can be many nerve endings in the anal area and that is why he could be liking to stick his fingers in his butt

he should be told that this is not acceptable behavior and should be disciplined in time out when he does this to re-enforce that this is not acceptable behavior when he does it himself or to other children.

he most likely will grow out of this phase as well

you should talk to his pediatrian about this.

how is he doing with potty training. he is not wearing a diaper anymore?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no he is not wearing diapers anymore and he's doing fine with potty training
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

that is good he is doing fine with potty training

have you started time outs as a way of disciplining him when he does something wrong?

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