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Recently my ten month old daughter has developed a habit of picking her nose very frequently. We wouldn't be too concerned about it but she sticks her finger very deep and has drawn blood before. We'd like to get her to stop it, but it's difficult to control a ten month old's actions.

We haven't noticed any particular situation in which she picks her nose more often. We've considered that maybe there's some source of irritation but unfortunately due to the current situation with COVID-19 it isn't possible to visit her doctor to investigate this.

Are there any techniques we can use to encourage her to stop picking her nose?

  • I wonder if this isn't similar to kids 'stimming' or doing things which seem harmful in an effort to get stimulation. Can she be distracted by toys or something? Or is she determined to pick her nose and none of her favorite things can dissuade her? – Marisa May 11 at 17:17

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