Hair chewing solution

DM asked, “My 23 month old daughter has always enjoyed putting hair in her mouth. Lately, however. she has realized her own hair is long enough to suck on and she is pulling it out. This morning, she got about 15 hairs in one big chunk. It really does not seem to be a nervous type habit – she is happier than ever and a very calm little one. Any suggestions on how to get her to stop?”

I don’t want to sound glib, but I have a quick solution for you. Get her a cute, short haircut. Keep it short for 6 months or a year, then consider growing it out again. In the meantime, you can encourage her to snuggle with a soft lovie or rub a toy bunny’s nose when she gets bored or anxious.

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