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Do your kids

Bite their nails?

My Amber CHEWS on her fingers, and I HATE this nasty habit!
I have done anything and everything I can think of to get her to
stop doing this, but nope. Nothing works. It's all chew, chew, chew
with her. I'm surprised she still has any fingers left after all that
chewing.
And the sound drives me bonkers. Ew..
All I can think of is all the germs on her hands. Yuck.

So do your kids do this? Does it bother you? Have you been able to get them to stop and if you did, how did you manage to accomplish such a daring feat?????

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chavela_carlita

Asked by chavela_carlita at 12:52 AM on Jul. 2, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (5)
  • My oldest does but it doesn't bother me as long as I can't hear it.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 12:57 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • If I caught him doing it I'd put gloves on his hands for half an hour. Not bulky ones, but those magic glove stretch ones. They can still do stuff with them on, but they're annoying, and they can't bite with them on.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:21 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • My 8yo has chewed her nails since she was 2 but it doesn't bother me. That's just 10 less nails for me to trim (which was a big deal when the kids were all little). In fact I haven't cut her fingernails once in the last 6 1/2 years. I've done her toes but never a single fingernail in that time.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 3:52 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • No but my husband does and it drives me nuts. Mostly the sounds when I hear him doing it.
    Melbornj

    Answer by Melbornj at 6:07 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • Yes! My oldest has chewed her fingers ragged!
    lovingmy4babies

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 10:49 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

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