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CybilLiberty Wed 30-Sep-09 21:38:07

And stop. Support and hand holding here to grow those talons

pasturesnew Wed 30-Sep-09 21:43:08

I need help! Usually the nasty tasting stuff helps but I can't wear it as bf DD & need to use fingers to sort latch

CybilLiberty Wed 30-Sep-09 21:48:57

see other nail biting thread, most are [posting there

pasturesnew Wed 30-Sep-09 21:51:09

cheers cybil smile

Geocentric Wed 30-Sep-09 21:53:33

Checking in to Official Support Thread!!! grin
And adding emory board and cuticle cream to shopping list...

Wanderingsheep Wed 30-Sep-09 21:54:55

Ha ha! Thankyou! I am determined to stop! Tomorrow I will file my nails and put a nice sheer nail varnish on (and not pick or bite it off blush).

CybilLiberty Thu 01-Oct-09 07:28:50

I will be checking up on you

cantpooinpeace Thu 01-Oct-09 07:36:53

I'm ashamed of mine practically no nail left on wedding finger, decided I am orally fixated - chew nails, love to eat and a smoker......however my DH would claim I'm not hmm

FabMum1 Thu 01-Oct-09 07:42:11

Oh thank you ladies, at last some support to get me through.

Today I am going to buy a new emery board, which I will carry with me everywhere. Also, some Burts Bees Cuticle balm and a nice natural pink polish.

Wish me luck, will update you later on my purchases.

I've also heard that Sally Hansens 'Hard as Wraps' is meant to be very good, anyone else heard this ?


cantpooinpeace Thu 01-Oct-09 07:44:31

Yes have used it during brief nail growing phase and yeah it helped the process......always go back to biting though sad

Geocentric Thu 01-Oct-09 11:34:45

I can only use hypoallergenic varnish, though, otherwise I get contact allergy on my face wherever I touch... angry But I think I have some clear stuff upstairs, I'm going to do this today as soon as possible.

The main problem is in not realizing my nails are in my mouth until its too late - its just so automatic!!

Wanderingsheep Thu 01-Oct-09 15:00:43

Hello! Been busy all day so haven't bitten any so far! Haven't put any varnish on yet as haven't had time but I will do later smile. Lol at being orally fixated. God help me if I smoked, I'd never be able to give up smoking if I struggle giving up biting nails!

CybilLiberty Thu 01-Oct-09 15:06:34

We have 'chewellry' (chewy necklaces) at my school to help children who cannot stop putting things in their mouth... Maybe I should get some and dish it out to you lot

Geocentric Thu 01-Oct-09 15:13:48

Chewy necklaces sound good, lol...

cantpooinpeace Thu 01-Oct-09 15:38:47

< puts her hand up for one >

Wanderingsheep Thu 01-Oct-09 15:56:42

Chewllry sounds good. My problem is that when I stop biting my nails I substitute it by biting the skin around them [iamsoattractive emoticon] and then when the nails get too long to get to the skin I start biting them again. <<Sits on hands>>

cantpooinpeace Thu 01-Oct-09 16:03:31

ooooooh there's nothing quite like she skin from the sides of your nail........

(apart from a good nail that is)

iggypiggy Thu 01-Oct-09 16:13:54

Hope you don't mind me jumping in on your thread - but I did manage to stop biting my nails last summer (2008) and still haven't bitten them - before that I had been biting for at least 20 years - probably more! And had loads of failed attempts before - so it can be done! Mine are actually quite nice now...

<offers support> smile

robino Thu 01-Oct-09 16:20:25

Just in time! I have passed my nail biting habit on to DD (2.9) and am angry.

As soon as I spotted her doing it I was mortified so had a chat with her and now if she sees me doing it she shouts "STOP" in a very authoratative manner. She's quite effective but is still chewing hers. So, tonight is operation nastynailvarnishbystealth. Both of us shall have it applied, hers when she is asleep grin

Mine purely through the use of the shouty daughter method have reached a vaguely decent length but have just reached that splitty stage and I can't fine the emery boards I invested in...

Geocentric Thu 01-Oct-09 16:41:20

robino, DD has also picked up the habit sad. And very angry at myself.

I'm going to take a photo of my nails today, and then every week, to encourage myself.

CybilLiberty Thu 01-Oct-09 16:44:11

decent cuticle cream/balm is the answer to stop those delicious chompy bits around the sides. I tend to rip my cuticle skin with tweezers rather than chomping which is equally barbaric, and revolting

robino Thu 01-Oct-09 16:50:34

Recommend me a decent cuticle cream/ balm thing then please, Cyb grin Do hope that's not too familiar! And, ouch, - ripping at your cuticles with tweezers? shock

CybilLiberty Thu 01-Oct-09 16:57:38

Yes yes I know a revolting habit, but better than eating it or spitting it across the room, surely?

My fave cuticle stuf is Burts Bees which comes in a tin. it's not the cheapest but it's nice to sit and watch telly whilst rubbing it into the dry bits!

CybilLiberty Thu 01-Oct-09 16:58:19

Burts Bees Lemon Butter cuticle cream

pasturesnew Thu 01-Oct-09 17:09:23

Geocentric that is why I am so keen to give up now, now I have DD I feel I have to be a better role model.

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