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Over the last month or so I've noticed my dd biting her nails, usually when she is getting a book read to her. Her dad is a ex-nail biter and really didn't have the habit after she was born, so I don't know where she picked this up. Any ideas, suggestions? I'm really tempted to pull her hand out of her mouth and say <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nono.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nono">, but I can't do that - I dont want her to feel bad about doing something that might be unconscious (?). TIA
 

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I don't have any answers but DD who is 18 months bites her nails too. I can only assume she learned this from DH who bites his nails. I'm not too concerned about it though. I bit my nails when I was younger and there was no harm done.<br><br>
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dd was biting her nails at 2-2 1/2, Dh occasionally bites and i did until my teens.I pretty much ignored it but I did ask her about it and she said that i wouldn't have to trim them if she did this.I told her that i'd trim her nails if they got too long.She has now stopped.It seems like things do stop when you don't make a big deal about it.
 
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