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Re: baby making herself sick

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Posted by Marie W. on June 23, 2003 at 15:25:50:

In Reply to: baby making herself sick posted by LISA on June 23, 2003 at 11:56:51:

: Hi all..... i have a 8 month old little girl, shes started to shove her fingers down her throat to make herself sick so she can play with it, she has plenty of toys etc to play with but perfers her sick lol any idears how to get her outta of this nasty habbit
: Lisa

I doubt that your baby is doing that intentionally. All babies love to put their fingers in the mouths. My son often gags because he puts his finger into his throat and there have been a few times that a bit of spit up has come out because of that. Clean up your baby immediately afterwards so she doesn't "play" with it. And encourage her not to do it by gently taking her finger away or distracting her with a toy or something new (I usually give my son his plastic feeding bowl and he gets thrilled with it).

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