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eliana had been doing a pretend gag when she was eating but the last few days she has been sticking her fingers (which are really long) down her throat at other times in the day so much so that twice today she has done it till she vomits - i keep trying to pull her hands out of her mouth but she laughs while she is doing it & even after being sick - anyone have any ideas on how i can get her to stop?? don't know if it is just something 10 month olds do but she seems to get great pleasure in doing it :eek:
My ds used to do that, but he was about 14 months. He never did it to the point of vomitting though, just gagging. I tried pulling his hand from his mouth, gently tapping his hand everytime he did it, but in the end I bought that liquid from the chemist, the one that stops you chewing your nails. I was assured that it would not be harmful to a 14month old. Anyway, after a couple of applications he stopped doing it.
Thats all the advice I have, hope it helps.
Both of my kids have done this ... I just used a growly voice and said ... "no, yucky" and they would take thier hand out of thier mouth. I took quite a few times (felt like hundreds!) for them to break the habit.
I have no idea why they do it, but be assured that lots of kids do and I think it is just another thing they are learning about thier bodies.
Andrew used to do this too. He was always gagging, not quite to the vomiting stage though. Eventually I realised he just stopped doing it. He is very tactile, so always has something in has hands these days, so I guess not as much opportunity to shove the fingers in the mouth anymore. I think its just an exploratory thing, trying to figure out what those things are!
MJ does that, and she has made herself throw up :eek: I just tend to give her a dummy for 5 minutes after feeding to let the milk settle a bit. The joys of finding her hands :p
DD has done that too. Got a call from her kindergarten the other day to say she is ok but has made herself throw up. They tell me it is something they grow out of. They are exploring their mouth. I too do the “no.. yucky” thing it seems to work sometimes. Persistence will pay off I am sure.
thanks for the reassurance - i wasn't sure if it was normal or not & will just persevere with it & hopefully she will grow out of it really fast :D
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