How do I keep my weaned 15 month old's hands out of my shirt.

Stefie - posted on 12/02/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I weaned my daughter at 14 months. Now she keeps putting her hands down my shirt. I think it is for comfort since she does it most often when she is hungry, but my family has issues with it. I don't want to push her away, but don't know how to stop her.

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Kari - posted on 12/04/2009

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I weened my daughter when she was 8 months because I was returning to work and school and was unable to pump. She is now 28 months and she still puts her hand down my shirt. I just take her hand out if I can do it descretly and tell her no. It definently is a comfort thing because my daughter will not even take a bottle anymore. She will probably do it for a long time. My aunt breastfed her daughter, who continued putting her hands down my aunts shirt till she was about 6 years old. I don't believe that it is a big deal as long as it is not offending the people around you.

Valerie - posted on 12/04/2009

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try putting something in her hand or gently removing...families are the issue...it is a very comforting spot for her for a long time to come..you have a close bond and you are right to not want to push her away...

Lady - posted on 12/03/2009

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you just gentley remove it with out saying anything or making a big deal out of it just carry on doing what ever you were doing. she'll soon grow out of it.

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