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Picks her nose and eats it...HELP!

My 3 year old daughter picks her nose and eats what she finds...We tell her constantly to stop but she says she has to do it. Any advice.....?


Asked by BallardMomma at 8:50 PM on Feb. 19, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • lol sorry I had to laugh a little. My dd did that when she first realized that she could get her little finger in there. I just ignored her doing it and she stopped. Just try to not make a big deal out of it, she will lost interest.

    Answer by lilbit837 at 8:55 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • when you find out please let me know my daughter does it gross lol

    Answer by nakita72 at 8:53 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • my three year old son does that all the time and in public too so if you have any good advice let me know k.

    Answer by mrssundin at 9:02 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • i guess im not alone....ugh... oh well i hope she stops soon. thanks

    Answer by BallardMomma at 9:16 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • Just keep offering her a tissue instead. Don't make a fuss over it - it's totally normal behavior. Everytime I catch my son at it, I just ask if he needs a tissue. Today, after we got home, he said that he wasn't going to eat his bogies anymore - he was going to use a tissue. Let's see how it pans out, but in the meantime, I'll just keep offering in case he forgets.

    Answer by JPsMommy605 at 9:34 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • Reward chart man! Those work for everything! Every time she puts it in a tissue or whatever, she gets a star. Since she probably doesn't pick her nose all the time, maybe 5 stars and she gets to spend $2 at the dollar store, or whatever other reward you like to use.


    Answer by Arkaidy at 9:35 PM on Feb. 19, 2009