Michelle - posted on 02/11/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
Okay... This seemed to start after we stopped nursing. My daughter sticks her hand down my/husband's shirts and digs her thumbs into the crease of our armpit! (elbows too when she can get down the shirt) She mostly does it when she is sleepy or being snuggly. She sometimes pinches/rolls skin too! I just figured it was something like hair twirling or belly-button playing (I did that). I assumed that it was a comfort replacement because we stopped nursing(at first she was going for the nipples) and that she would like the nursing just give it up on her own but she still does it! She is starting to give up the binki but the thumb digging is still going strong. I have tried to remove her hands from my shirt and they just go right back... I have tried to give her a toy or have a lovey do the job but she is having none of that either... Anyone else have a kid that does this? Any ideas on how to break her of it? Its really annoying especially if we are out in public and she want nothing more than to shove her hand down my shirt!!!