You may notice signs of this, like facial flushing and further touching. Don't worry if your child needs to be reminded about this. Calmly — even if it makes you uncomfortable. Let your baby explore without making any comments. If you are witnessing your child's first stab at masturbation, how should you handle it? Emotional development in preschoolers. Is it normal for my baby to behave better for other people than he does for me?
Myra. Age: 30.
It's very unlikely that your child is rubbing or tugging at his genitals because of a medical problem.
Catherine. Age: 29.
Is it normal for my baby to tug on his penis?
Occasionally, however, this behavior may signal some kind of skin irritation or infection or another medical issue. It's very unlikely that your child is rubbing or tugging at his genitals because of a medical problem. American Academy of Pediatrics.