What should i do my daughter bites her lower lip

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Sarah - posted on 03/17/2015

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So gently pull her lip out and tell her "no lip". Then you can teach her a hand signal and say "no lip" while you make the signal. That will remind her to stop at least when you are around. Using the hand signal from across the room will get her to quit in group settings. You can create an incentive for her using poker chips (cheap and easy to find) and every day she has a "good" day with the sucking she gets a chip. Keep them in a bowl out where she can see them and show them off. When she gets five chips, she can watch a little extra TV or take a bubble bath. Maybe a icky tasting lip balm will help her to stop as well.
If this is a soothing mechanism like thumb sucking and she is doing at night, you might need to talk to her dentist or pediatrician. If it is a self soothing task, she is going to do it without realizing it a lot. Just like sucking her thumb, it feels good and relaxes her.

Sarah - posted on 03/16/2015

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It must be red and chapped, so keep it coated in a good moisturizer. This is a habit, like biting your nails or cracking your knuckles and she needs to teach herself to stop. How to get her to quit depends on her age. How old is she?

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