Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Diddi | 2012-05-21

Q.

4yr old biting nails

Doc, i noticed that my 4yr old daughter is biting her nails, should i be concerned.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Do not be concerned. Like all habits the more you draw your daughter's attention to this habit, the longer it will continue. When you notice her biting her nails try to divert her attention, but do not mention anything about her biting her nails.Hopefully she will soon stop with this habit.

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Posted by: annon | 2012-05-23

Hi,

My 4 year old son also started doing this a few months ago. I bit my nails for years but just stopped after his birth. Good to know how i must handle this.

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