My ds 4.5 has this terrible habit to pick his nose and eating whatever comes out. I tried to make disgusting faces or make fun of it but he still doing it. He now start to leak all his fingers. He also bites and sucks his jumper sometimes. Any suggestions how to help him get out of this habits? And why he tdoes it?
Pretty much all kids I've worked with pick and eat! I think they pick because something irritates them then there's nowhere to put the 'pickings'. However my Dad would agree with VdS and say is an inbuilt instinct to help protect against illness! As for the chewing I put this down to teething- I know it sounds daft but when y wisdom teeth were coming through I had an uncontrollabe urge to chew random stuff including wooly jumpers.