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licking arm non stop Angee Due July 11; 2 kids; Ontario 272 posts
10th May '09

my son has started licking his arms like crazy, its driving us insane..... Is there anything we can do to stop it??

upyours Due November 1; 16 kids; Virginia 4367 posts
10th May '09

how old is he?

Angee Due July 11; 2 kids; Ontario 272 posts
10th May '09

2 next week

texas/born and raised Due July 1; 1 child; Texas 4174 posts
10th May '09

Do you have a cat that he may be copying? Or maybe he saw a cat licking?

A.D.R.E 4 kids; Arizona 848 posts
10th May '09

how old is he ????, and my son started doing that yesterday (hes 1&1/2 yrs old ) to me he was sitting next to me l****d my arm and started laughing im like stop dont be nasty and he did it again and laughed i dunno if theres anything that can be done except to be firm and tell them not to .

A.D.R.E 4 kids; Arizona 848 posts
10th May '09

sorry i started writing a responce and had to get the kids cereal so i left and came back and continued .............

anyhow we dont own a cat but we do own a dog and now that another person mentioned it maybe thats where my sons getting it ....lol...

Avelynn & Irelynn's Mommy 18 kids; Rockton, Illinois 780 posts
10th May '09

I have a little girl in one of the classes that I teach that licks her hands and arms when she get tired. Her Aunt says , "Thats how we know Katie is tired...she starts grooming herself like a cat." I thought it was odd and now notice her skin on her hads is really chapped. Can you tell if he is doing it when he is tired or upset like he is self soothing?