Monday, 20 August 2012

I have a nail biter!

Or Onychophagia as it is otherwise known. Oli has developed the habit of nail biting and I have no idea where it came from or how to stop it. We don't bite our nails and don't know anyone who does unless he saw a kid at school doing it and decided to copy. Though I suppose it could be just one of those things which he started by himself.

He bites them when we're not around like if he's in his bedroom, as he knows he gets a telling off if he does it in front of us. There's nothing left for me to cut when it comes around to cutting his nails. He bit one so short a couple of weeks ago that he really did draw blood. I know you can get that special nail varnish to discourage it, is that safe to use on toddlers?

I guess I know I have to try and do something about it now, especially after having him try to bite my nails at the weekend.