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How can I get my 7 month old to stop scratching me!

Shes alway scratching or pinching me while I nurse most of the time she draws blood I can't cut or file her nails short enough it seems. Shes a face grabber too and bites while nursing sometimes. I always yell to because it hurts then she laughs so I take her off for awhile. I stopped nursing my first dd early because she got teeth at 3 months and would bite a lot I don't want to have to stop again...

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Asked by letlovegrow2524 at 8:18 PM on Mar. 31, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • They make mittens they can wear on their hands for that. If that doesn't work then maybe try wrapping a blanket around the area she usually grabs?

    Answer by bekloveslog6137 at 8:21 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • clip her nails

    Answer by thecoffeefairy at 8:21 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • mitts or put socks on their hands

    Answer by ajmcheath at 8:22 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • Like pp said try putting mittens on her that should help.

    Answer by merandaobrien at 8:22 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • You can always use a receiving blanket and swaddle her tightly so she cant grab or pinch. Dont know wha to tell you about the biting. Ouch!

    Answer by vbruno at 8:22 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • The only thing I can tell you is to immediately tell her Ouch NO! and take her off everytime she does it. She should eventually get the message that scratching, pinching and biting = no ninnies ( or whatever name you have for it).
    HTH and Good Luck.

    Answer by Sica_Belle at 9:44 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • That's normal...get mittens.

    Answer by JustCantWait88 at 5:09 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • Mittens are even put socks on her hands.

    Answer by Crissy9832 at 9:09 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

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