Hello. My 3-yr. old son has been biting his nails pretty bad. Do any of you have any ideas on how to stop a child from biting their nails? I feel like I have tried everything, from trying to distract him to using specific nail polish that is supposed to help but hasn't. I welcome any suggestions/ideas.
by jltplk25December 16, 2012 at 3:40 PMIs he doing it out of anxiety or boredom? I'm still working on my 5 year old's habit but his happens when he's concentrating.
December 17, 2012 at 1:12 AM
Sorry no help here.. My kids don't bite they pick their cuticles until they have raging hangnails... Ugh.. lol
by trish_odiDecember 17, 2012 at 8:02 AMDon't know what to say I know I was a thumb sucker and my family tried everything nothing worked just t grew out of it . And I wouldn't put anything on the nails think about it they are putting that in there mouths and we don't know what the longer harm could be . In time probably grow out of it.
by DazeDelightsDecember 17, 2012 at 8:04 AMI have no idea my son is also a nail biter
by MrsBright24December 17, 2012 at 12:12 PM
by jgates1111December 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM
My family would put hot sauce on my nails and that worked for me, I stopped biting them til i had my son
by JanetDecember 17, 2012 at 7:33 PM
Not much you can do. I have a nail biter too.
by luvmybugDecember 17, 2012 at 7:47 PM
there's not much you can really do, sorry to say. i used to be a nail biter up until i was about 15, then i finally kicked the habit.
by dkvhensleyDecember 17, 2012 at 10:32 PM
My brother bit his nails till one day my mom asked him when he was going to stop. He said,"In September." one day he asked if it were September and when he found out it was, he stopped right then! Must be a mind thing.
December 18, 2012 at 5:09 PM
I'm 28 and I've been biting my nails all of my life. I am able to stop for brief periods of time (like a month or two at a time) but I always end up going back to it. If you find a way to stop it, let me know lol.