Hair as a security blanket..!

Christine - posted on 07/12/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter Candace(15 mnths) has always liked to play with my hair, she uses it almost as a security blanket. she wont go to sleep or drink a bottle unless she can grab it and rub it on her face. she holds on to it all the time and now she will actually hold onto it and jump off of the couch and things trying to use it as a rope and it really hurts! im not sure how to break her of this life long habit..?

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Christine - posted on 07/13/2012

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yes it was cute at first and i still dont mind if she plays gently with it but she is not so gentle anymore.. i have tried putting it up but she just claws her little fingers in and rips pieces loose.. i have even thought about cutting it but worry i will never get her to sleep again if i were to do that!!

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keep it up all the time and when she tries to grab it tell her no she can't because it hurts you. my son used to do this and will still sometimes play with my hair but it's gotten much better. you just have to be consistent with not allowing her to do so

Krista - posted on 07/12/2012

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aww that was cute at first, but ouch!! lol start putting it in a tight bun.. my daughter pulled my hair a few times and i pulled hers back to let her see it hurt.. she quit doin it

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