My 2 1/2 year old daughter is a major nail biter. She does it when she's bored, tired, whatever. Her hands are always, always in her mouth. A few months ago, her hands used to always be in her nose. I'm seeing a trend here.
She sometimes bites down so her finger tips are red and she says it hurts. I haven't made an issue of it yet, or told her to stop. I'm not keen on seeing all the places her hands go and then seeing them in her mouth, though, and seeing her bite her nails makes me think she's nervous or something (which she isn't, since she does it all the time).
Is this something she'll outgrow like the nose picking? Should I try and distract her or ask her not to do it? I had this lady tell me "there's stuff you can put on her nails to make her stop doing that" which made me irritated. She's only 2. My tendency is to just let this play out.