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She'll do it when DH or I put her in her carseat, put her clothes on, brush her hair, etc.
At 3.5 it seems she could be/wants to do these things herself. Maybe giving her more power/control will decrease the spitting.
BTW, Hugs, mama. I don't think I'd like being spit on one bit. Not one bit.
We had some spitting, some here during the twins 3 year old year. I didn't make a big deal. I just told them to spit in the toilet or in a tissue, and I would either lead them to the toilet or a box of tissues.
Certain things like spitting or hitting are very big triggers for most people, so it is tough not to react. However the bigger the reaction, the more power it gives to the action. If she is spitting habitually when you are getting her into her carseat, I would have some tissues handy to give her for when she needs to spit. Treat it as a germs issue, and that germs need to go in tissues or down the toilet. Maybe even go to the library and look for a kids book about how germs spread sickness. I read several cute ones, but can't remember the names now.