How do I keep my son from biting his fingers?

Mommy - posted on 06/13/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son bites the skin on his fingers. Not just his nails. Does anyone have any suggestions to help. Tape has worked but he cant wear tape on his fingers constantly

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Mommy - posted on 06/14/2013

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See id rather him just bite his nails. This is the actual skin all around his fingers down to where you have finger prints made

Michelle - posted on 06/14/2013

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The "no biting" stuff doesn't work because it doesn't take long to get through it. I was a nail biter until I hit high school and my Mother tried everything.
If the tape is working then keep it up until it stops becoming a habit. That's all you need to break, just like a smoker breaking the habit of when they need to have a smoke.

Jennifer - posted on 06/13/2013

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Have you tried using clear "no biting" nail polish? You could put it over his nail and cuticle and it tastes HORRIBLE.

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