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How can i stop my son from wiping his nose with his hand? He does it at least ten times a day i get him to blow his nose when i see it running but inbetween wipes he does this . he is 2

Jane ...
Answer: Hi, It could just be a phase he's going through, a bit of a nervous response or just because he's two and at this age, toddlers do things because it makes them feel good and soothes them. It's hard to say why he's doing it. If his nose isn't running then perhaps it's for another reason entirely? If you've given him lots of attention for it to date then perhaps it's time to try something different. There may be benefits in completely ignoring him when he's doing it and although this may be hard for you, it may be that he's learned that you do respond and give him attention when he's wiping his nose. You could try giving him more attention when he's not doing it, some positive reinforcement for the times when he's playing well and occupied in other ways. If you are concerned that his nose is running or irritated then a check with your GP may be useful. Best Jane
Answered: 27 Sep 2014