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DD is a scumbag

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DubBgoodToMe Fri 04-Apr-14 22:47:03

She is 2.5 and picks her nose and <hangs head in shame> eats it! Sometimes she sits there chewing it <boak>

How do I get her to stop???

I move her hand before it gets to her mouth and she either throws a fit or giggles and thinks it's. A game.

Please give me some tips.

NB: she absolutely does not get this from me. shock

LEMmingaround Fri 04-Apr-14 22:48:10

Get over it - so what if she picks her nose - it doesn't make her a scumbag ffs - are you pissed?

mawbroon Fri 04-Apr-14 22:48:12

I think they all do this!

Teach her the Pick it, lick it, roll it up and flick it rhyme grinwink

Faverolles Fri 04-Apr-14 22:49:18

Ds likes to share his, and tries to put them in my mouth. Bleurgh.

TeaAndALemonTart Fri 04-Apr-14 22:50:46


PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Fri 04-Apr-14 22:50:57

Leave her alone. Honestly if you can't eat your own bogeys in peace at 2 then when can you?

ilovepowerhoop Fri 04-Apr-14 22:51:39

better that she eats it rather than sticking it to the furniture or wiping it on the carpet

wheresthelight Fri 04-Apr-14 22:53:00

Got no idea!! Dss still does it at 10 the vile child! grin

LEMmingaround Fri 04-Apr-14 22:55:59

I still pick my nose - i like getting big juicy bogeys, stretching them between my fingers and then eat them.

Longdistance Fri 04-Apr-14 22:57:16

Nah, they're practising how to mine and dig. Could also come in handy for chimney sweep school.

MysweetAudrina Fri 04-Apr-14 23:01:56

I just ask if they are going to share.

DubBgoodToMe Sat 05-Apr-14 07:53:43

I don't mind her picking her nose. It's the eating it. She never leaves it alone!!! It's her favourite meal... shock

DubBgoodToMe Sat 05-Apr-14 07:55:31

She has tried to share it. She can be very insistent.

naty1 Sat 05-Apr-14 16:13:28

It must be automatic, gorillas on tv do it.
We are at the picking stage 22m.
I was trying to stop but just read ignoring might work better

HoldOnHoldOnSoldier Sat 05-Apr-14 16:14:51

A Scumbag? Really? You were right in your op you really should hang your head in shame!

stonehairbrush Sat 05-Apr-14 16:18:03


Get over it, you tedious bores.

OP - my DH picks his nose and it drives me crackers!! Thankfully he doesn't eat it. envyenvy

I think just reinforcing how gross it is might help long term. And it is a scumbag thing to do.

Hopefully she'll grow out of it when she notices how disgusted other people are by it!

kotinka Sat 05-Apr-14 16:22:01

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BeerTricksPotter Sat 05-Apr-14 16:24:02

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GiveTwoSheets Sat 05-Apr-14 16:27:44

Yuk but I did read somewhere (some new study -research bollocks) people who eat it are more intelligent cant for the life of me remember where, I'm just glad mine prefer to wipe on walls or furniture cos the i can shout at them to clean it

DubBgoodToMe Sat 05-Apr-14 16:27:54

Ha, thank you stonehairbrush.

It is a dirty thing. I mean... Gorillas do it!!! grin

She's always done it and I thought she'd just grow out of it but if anything she loves it even more now.

Her immune system is excellent... wink

DubBgoodToMe Sat 05-Apr-14 16:28:58

Oh god... She already makes cakes. shock

Meglet Sat 05-Apr-14 16:32:55

Mine do it.

And this is why I never ever eat anything they, or other children, have made.

DubBgoodToMe Sat 05-Apr-14 16:59:56

Never even thought of it! At her old CM she came back every Tuesday with some beautifully crafted cake. I loved it and sometimes didn't tell her dad one was made for him too.

That's karma... wink

atthestrokeoftwelve Sat 05-Apr-14 17:11:52

Extremely common behaviour, most kids and many adults do it. Most higher primates do it. Research has shown that eating bogies - with all the microbes they contain provide a natural immunisation to keeping those bugs at bay. So from a biological perspective not so daft.

DubBgoodToMe Sat 05-Apr-14 19:11:48

At least it's higher primates wink

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