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ds has JUST started picking/biting his nails how can I get him to stop before it becomes impossible

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brimfull Mon 22-Sep-08 08:40:38

none of us in the family do this so at a bit of a loss

is it because he's nervous or something

he seems perfectly fine

why do they start doing this?

he's 6

bellavita Mon 22-Sep-08 08:43:47

My DS2 does this - he is always picking even when he is watching the tv. Think it is boredom.

Anna8888 Mon 22-Sep-08 08:45:02

Keep his nails as short as possible - cut them at least once a week.

If he has dry/loose skin around the nails, put some good hand cream on him last thing at night to clear it up.

brimfull Mon 22-Sep-08 09:01:43

his nails are now very short but will try the cream tonight thanks

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