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My dd is 20 months old and has been picking her nose. I don't know what to do. Sometimes she does it for attention and stares right at me, so ignore it right? Then other times she does it when she is alone playing in her room. Should I say yuck no picking or ignore it? Help
 

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I just told my nose picking ds that he could pick his nose at home and in the car but nowhere else. I bet if you just let her pick away the 'attention' factor will get old. Also I can't say anything to ds when he's seen me pick mine!! :LOL
 

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A recent study showed that kids who pick their noses and eat it have really strong immune systems. What's not to love about that? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">A recent study showed that kids who pick their noses and eat it have really strong immune systems. What's not to love about that? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br>
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:LOL If that is true, my son is never going to get sick again!
 

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Oh, my ds is the biggest nose picker. He is constantly picking his nose. I pretty much ignore it unless we are in public. Then I tell him that there are germs on his nose and we don't want to put them everywhere. It doesn't really stop him at all. There is this Shel Silverstein poem abt. a sharp tooth snail that lives in your nose and if you pick your nose it will bite off your finger. DS loves that poem. Maybe he is constantly on the hunt for his own sharp tooth snail :LOL
 

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my little guy picks his nose as all people do sometimes!, but i never really thought much about it.. he doesn't do a lot, just when there is "boogers" as he calls then, in there..he has a cold right now so he has been pickin a bit more of late :LOL sometimes he will stick his finger up his nose and run around and then i just imitate him and he stops.. and we both laugh. ive never seen his eat his own "boogers" but he tries to feed me his often enough! eeeew! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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This thread has me hysterical. My ds picks his nose and eats it all the time, glad it's boosting his immune system. His preschool class picture last year there was a little girl in the very center with her finger buried in her nose. What a moment to be captured on film. Her mom was so embarassed.
 

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hehehe!
 

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I know someone has posted this link on MDC before, but here it is again! I don't discourage nose-picking. It's just another way for kids to explore and learn about their bodies, and it doesn't hurt anyone.<br><br><a href="http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_903083.html?menu=" target="_blank">http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_903083.html?menu=</a>
 

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I noticed that Lily does this when she's upset. She's not actually picking but likes to stick her right index finger in her right nostril & just rest it there. When she's really upset she goes for the left side, too. I just leave her alone about it. I figure if it makes her happy, go for it. Nose picking at this age is such a common thing. I think that most kids catch on that it's not something to do in public with in the next few years. For some reason adult men seem to miss this when they are driving in their cars but that's another story <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Here's Lily & her happy finger....<br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v20/scarney88/DSCN0387.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...8/DSCN0387.jpg</a>
 
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