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#1 of 2 Old 02-08-2014, 08:17 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Ugh just seeing it makes me feel ill, even when I can hear them sucking their fingers I'm grossed out. DS woke up with conjunctivitis and ate that grossedout.gif What can I do to make it stop?

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If they are old enough, a reminder to wash hands afterward might be enough to make them think twice.  My oldest did this, and I would remind her gently not to do this in public (she was always compliant).  I was more lax at home (ugh, cringing along with you) but the older she got, the easier the gentle message was to get across.  I tried not to be judgmental about it, I just addressed issues of hygiene and politeness.

 

Yup.  Time to step away and stop thinking about it.  Even when I try to think rationally about it (it's really not that big of a deal, I try to convince myself) I can't quite get past the nose curling and mild shuddering.  Logic: for himself, there is no *physical reason* a person shouldn't do this.    It is a matter of consideration of others, both in cleanliness and good manners.


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