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Nose picker!! - The Toddler Years

Old December 8th, 2014, 12:00 PM   #1
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Nose picker!!

Laney LOVES to pick her nose. How do we know she loves it? She tells us. We tell her "Laney, stop picking" and she says, "But I LOVE IT!" and then she smiles while she eats it. :/

I've tried taking her and washing her hands after catching her, but at this point I would literally have to stay in the bathroom with her at all times because it's CONSTANT. And besides she loves washing her hands so it's a nice little "treat" for her to do it more.

Last night she asked me to put her in her bed for the night so she could pick her nose where we couldn't see her and ask her to stop.

Any tips here ladies? It's getting ridiculous.


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Old December 8th, 2014, 01:11 PM   #2
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Jumping in, i dont have a toddler but have you tried ignoring it? My friends have children and when they are getting attention, whether negative or positive they always do it more.
You could always ignore it and hope she'll get bored.


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Old December 8th, 2014, 01:23 PM   #3
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I've thought about that and may try it but it's getting where it's just an unconscious action on her part. Sometimes when we tell her to stop she looks surprised.


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Old December 8th, 2014, 01:49 PM   #4
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There is a Shel Silverstein story about the Sharp Toothed Snail -

Inside everybody's nose
There lives a sharp-toothed snail.
So if you stick your finger in,
He may bite off your nail.
Stick it farther up inside,
And he may bite your ring off.
Stick it all the way, and he
May bite the whole darn thing off.

We told Bennett about the "nose snail" and that's why fingers are different sizes. When he eve got close to picking we said "nose snail" and he'd stop. When it was runny or he had a visible booger he wanted to pick out we called it snail poop and now he tells us he needs a kleenex for snail poop. Not exactly 'lying' to my kid but i like being in public and being able to quietly say "nose snail" to him than having to repeatedly tell him to get his finger out of his nose.


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Old December 8th, 2014, 03:30 PM   #5
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Gonna have to find that one Stacy!!!!!


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