Originally Posted by chandasz
My dd seems to be obsessed with nails..... She keeps asking me to cut them even though she's bitten them down SO far they look painful. She wants me to cut dolly's nails too. She looked at my nails yesterday and said that we needed to go home and cut them too!
I could agree with everything (except the dolly part. Haven't done that one, yet.) Yesterday, she looked at my hand and said, "Your nails need a trim, Mom? Got to trim your nails, too."
My daughter started biting her finger and toenails and I was really upset with myself for not doing a better job of keeping them trimmed (maybe she wouldn't have started?) I started encouraging her to tell me if something is bothering her ("Toenail bothering me, Mom" "This fingernail's bothering me!") and I would get the clippers or scissors and trim them on demand. This has helped--she tends to announce it rather than just biting, but there's not always something to trim. It's so frustrating.
My daughter is almost 2.5 (30 months in ten days!) so it sounds similar agewise to others who've responded.