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Help needed to stop dd's disgusting habit (warning TMI)

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PaulineMole1 Wed 23-Jul-08 09:46:46

She is 2.5 ,she takes great delight in picking her nose showing us and then eating it [barf]. I have told her no ,I have said it's dirty I have even given her a hanky and showed her what to do but she finds it funny .It is making me sick and embarrased when she does it on the bus /in the shopping trolley etc etc grin

any advice please???

Peckarolloveragain Wed 23-Jul-08 09:51:35

Im not sure if she will be too young for this but my DS (3 at the timem) was doing this and I explained this to him....

"DS, you know when you smell a HORRIBLE dog poo or rotten eggs"


"well the nasty smell goes up your nose and gets all stuck in your snots to stop the germs going in your body"


"so if you pick your nose and then eat it, you are eating dog poo and rotten egg germs. eurgggh isnt that horrible"

"urrghghghgh I dont want to eat dog poo"

"horrible isnt it, you need to blow your nose and get rid of the nasty smell germs, not eat them"


cornsilk Wed 23-Jul-08 09:52:37

I told my ds his head would cave in.

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 23-Jul-08 09:58:08

could she be doing it just because she gets a response from you? might be best to just not make an issue of it?

my dd puts food up her nose and then takes it out and eats it [sick emoticon] but then she is only 14 months so there is not really a lot i can do or say just yet!

Slubberdegullion Wed 23-Jul-08 10:06:32

Oh it's only nose picking. I'd just ignore it.

louii Wed 23-Jul-08 10:10:39

God by that heading thought it was something really bad like eating poo or something, she is only picking nose, dont comment on it at all as it only makes it more interesting.

PaulineMole1 Wed 23-Jul-08 11:39:14

I actually thinking eating her own snot is quite bad TBH hmm.

ExterminAitch Wed 23-Jul-08 11:41:27

just ignore it, it's only a bit of snot.

AnAngelWithin Wed 23-Jul-08 11:44:02

i told ds1 that when he gets a bogie on the end of his finger, then thats a bit of his brain fallen out blush bad mummy!!

MrsBadger Wed 23-Jul-08 11:50:31

Bloody hell, if this is the reaction she gets from something as harmless as nosepicking no wonder she takes such delight in it.

Louii, Aitch, Slubber and Seashells all spot on.

Miaou Wed 23-Jul-08 11:52:05

ds does this - picks his nose, eats it, then declares "mmm, delicious - green!"

I can't get worked up about it I'm afraid - he'll grow out of it smile

ExterminAitch Wed 23-Jul-08 11:53:50

lol miaou. grin

TigerFeet Wed 23-Jul-08 11:54:38

She's definitely doing it to get a reaction I would say.

Ignore it - she'll either stop doing it as it has no effect on you or just grow out of it.

Snot really isn't that bad you know

Miaou Wed 23-Jul-08 11:54:52

He says the same about my cooking though, Aitch hmm

Notanexcitingname Wed 23-Jul-08 14:24:51

My DS (2) does this too. But what really offends me is when he picks his nose while on the boob, then delatches to eat snot, then pops back on to wash it down.

Iv'e never tasted my breastmilk, and I've never tasted snot, but I'm pretty certain snot tastes worse angry

At nursery they tell him it'll make him ill, and hand him a tissue. It does seem to be working, but slowly angry

Anna8888 Wed 23-Jul-08 14:26:46

Clean her nose so that there is nothing to pick.

louii Wed 23-Jul-08 15:31:49

I read an article that people who pick their nose and eat it are healthier than those who dont.
Here it is, enjoy grin g-what-you-find.htm

PinkTulips Wed 23-Jul-08 15:59:23

dd does this.

worst thing is she has a tendancy towards blood noses anyway and her rootng around up there has caused 4 this week alone angry

dd 'mommy, i got bleeding again'
me 'o dear, let's get a tissue. were you picking your nose?' (blood on tips of fingers has already answered this question)
dd 'no'
me 'sweetie, you know sticking your fingers up there makes you bleed'
dd 'i don't want to listen to you!'
me 'dd it's dirty up there, you'll make yourself sick'
dd 'no!'

[sigh] i give up at this point

NormaStanleyFletcher Wed 23-Jul-08 16:14:01

I would ignore it

It isn't as bad as a bloke I used to know who used to put his tongue up your nose if you annoyed him

now that was gross

Morloth Wed 23-Jul-08 16:15:01

Another snot miner here. But now as a 4 year old boy he thinks all things gross are wonderful and does it on purpose to make me react.

Won't hurt her, its manky but kids often are. The mantra "stop picking your nose" is that of parents everywhere.

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