I have OCD and I don't want my Daughter to follow in her mothers foot steps on this. I have had OCD since I was 2 yrs old. It's not something easy to deal with when you have a one year old. I have noticed that after my daughter eats something messy like raviolis, she has it every where which is normal we are working with the fork. I clean her up like normal but she wants me to pick her up and I can't till I clean her hands off first. I know this might sound very mean to other moms, but I don't know how to fix this with out it effecting her.
I have ODC as well....i think its pretty normal for your child to want her hands washed. I wouldnt worry about it much. I have two out of my three boys 23,20 and 7. who are mild cases of OCD. Im not really sure if they even see it as OCD. They are cleaner than most and more driven. Very intelligent boys. Not really sure if you can say thats a bad thing. MY OCD is a bit more exstreem. I dont get pushy or annoyed openly with people nor do i get moody because I have OCD. But my house is cleaner than most. I am very organized, and successful at my job because I work many hours. I DONT loose sleep because my kitchen is a lit dirty. Or because there is drop of juice on the floor. I just clean and move on. I think there are many levels of OCD. I actually feel pretty blessed that I am OCD. Its helped me stay on track with my life even tho there is a lot of different things going on. And its given me the ability to be my own boss and be successful.
So try not to worry to much. I think at this point the behavior is pretty noraml.
Zoloft really helped my ocd and compulsive behavior, and counseling.
I didn't want it to effect my kids either, so I got some help. I used to vacuum every time someone or something messed up my lines. I would scrub my tubs 4 or 5 times a day, wipe down my sinks and doorknobs multiple times a day, wash my hands repetitively. Now I clean like a normal person and only was my hands once instead of multiple times in a row.
If you are OCD get some help, it makes life better.