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Just 2yo blowing snot out

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littleraysofsunshine Tue 03-Jun-14 22:35:27

How would you deal with this? She does this whenever she feels angry or sad. Or tired. Usually when I am driving so I can't help her to stop... It's an awful occurrence as she does it each time she's trying to express her emotions.

I try to calm her and offer comfort to the situation but by the fifth time I end up shouting and telling her off.

How else can I go about this?

BobTheFly Tue 03-Jun-14 22:37:03

Just pass her a tissue and ask her to wipe it. Then assist with a proper wipe and say no, we don't do that.

somewhatavoidant Tue 03-Jun-14 22:40:58

It'll pass. Annoying but carry wipes/tissues and be assured it will passbrew

PacificDogwood Tue 03-Jun-14 22:41:06

That's a fantastic way to clear your nose AND get mum's attention - all at the same time grin. Inspired!

Sorry, I came on here to share my tips on how to clear a 2 year olds nose when they have a cold and are too young to effectively blow their nose and your DD has it all sussed!

She is doing it for effect.
And she is getting the desired attention.
I think you're doing the right thing by offering comfort/consolation to whatever is upsetting her, but I'd just totally ignore the snot. Wipe it, clean her up without comment. Until the next time….

I know how hard that is btw. That's what I think you should do - I am not saying I'd always be capable of keeping my cool.

She will grow out of it of course. In due course...

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