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Sticking finger down her throat? DaBeezy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Alexander City, Alabama 16199 posts
10th Oct '09

My 16 month old has been sticking her finger down her throat for many months now! She mainly does it when I put her in "time out" in her crib and she wants out or if someone is talking and she wants the attention she will do it! I have told her over and over not to, but she does not care to listen to me. She has made herself sick many times doing it and I don't know how to fix it!



She is at the stage now where everything you tell her to do, she does the opposite.



Any advice?



Oh and in case anyone is wondering, she does not see anyone of us doing that. I am a big girl as it is and I love my food too much to make it come back up 8)

Trent & Tyler's Mommie 2 kids; Illinois 1607 posts
10th Oct '09

Ohhhhh holy crap. My son does this too and I can not for the life of me figure out why, or get him to stop! If you find out why they do, let me know!! If I pull his hand away, he gets mad and just ends up doing it again.

DaBeezy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Alexander City, Alabama 16199 posts
10th Oct '09
Quoting Trent's Mommie {O08}:
Lisa ♥ [bft.fbb] 3 kids; Gosford, Australia 28510 posts
10th Oct '09

I know it sounds bad but IGNORE IT, once she realizes that it no longer gets her any kind of attention she will quit it.



My oldest used to hold his breath until he passed out. We had to ignore it. It was super tough but he stopped

SPB+JRT=GJT Kentucky 83 posts
10th Oct '09

My daughter does the same thing, but she does it all the time and gets sick every time. Its kind of annoying I think. Sorry no help. I thought I was the only one that has a daughter that does that.

trishthedish Due June 4; 17 kids; Illinois 3055 posts
10th Oct '09

ignore it. she does it because she knows you will react to it.start puttinga bib on her all the time and when she has calmed down take it off and put a clean one on, making absolutelyno mention of what she has done.
a friend of mine's baby makes himself through up when he is in trouble soemtimes. now all he has to do is make a gagging sound and he gets whatever he wants. he has become extremely unmanageable.... mom wishes she had ignored it in the beginning.... he is 3 now and this started when he was about your daughters age.

MeMiMeee 1 child; Indiana 1787 posts
10th Oct '09

Maybe try ignoring it.. I know that must be impossible but it sounds to me like it's all for attention

DaBeezy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Alexander City, Alabama 16199 posts
10th Oct '09
Quoting .Lisa. ♥ [ebfb.hm]:
MandyLoo Due February 12 (girl); 1 child; Denham Springs, Louisiana 3892 posts
10th Oct '09

They do it because, at one point in time, you reacted to it (and maybe you still do). They know that if they stick their fingers down their throat and gag, you will rush to their rescue and everything will be okay.

My son did this as well.

I'm not saying let them choke themselves to death, but do not give in to it right away. It takes alot of time and patience to get over this stage (atleast is did with us). As long as he/she looks like they are not "really" sick, puking, or in danger, do not react and do not give in. It's hard, but over time they will learn it does not work and they will stop

wombie 4 kids; Zimbabwe 73281 posts
10th Oct '09

Is she getting a quick reaction when she does it? If so, that will continue to reinforce the behavior. I know it might be hard not to react, but really the worst thing that will happen is that she will puke. If she doesn't get attention for it, eventually she will stop.

When she does it, try to calmly redirect her attention to something else.

:Brittany: 2 kids; San Diego, California 3730 posts
10th Oct '09
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DaBeezy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Alexander City, Alabama 16199 posts
10th Oct '09
Quoting trishthedish:
DaBeezy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Alexander City, Alabama 16199 posts
10th Oct '09
Quoting 333 (the devil):
sweet love 3 kids; Texas 3065 posts
10th Oct '09
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DaBeezy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Alexander City, Alabama 16199 posts
10th Oct '09

I am glad to hear my daughter is not the only one doing this. She has been doing all sorts of crazy and bad things lately. I could fill the entire PWT section easily LOL