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How do you break a child's habit of picking their nose... and *gross*... eating their "treasure"???
My Top Four Ways Of Stopping Nose Picking
Make your child wear gloves. I'm not talking regular gloves. With those they can still shove a finger up their nose. I strongly suggest mittens. No child's nostril is big enough to accommodate a whole hand.
Might not seem like much, but you try going through the day wearing mittens. You will be frustrated within minutes. You just can't function wearing them.
#2 Hot Sauce
Keep their fingers smothered in hot sauce. Actually you could use anything hot. A couple times sticking that finger in there, experiencing the burn, and they will stop!
#3 Clog The Nostrils
Just block the entrance. Stuff some tissue up each nostril and access is denied. Of course they will try to remove them, so I recommend a small amount of crazy glue to keep it in place.
This does come with a warning. Make sure your child can breathe through their mouth. Otherwise they might suffocate.
#4 Cut Off The Finger
You could always cut off the offending finger. Even if they don't learn a lesson after the first time, you still have nine more attempts. After ten lessons, the nose picking will stop. Unless the child starts using their toes.
More Great Reading
A small booger is hanging from a guest's nose. Do you tell them?"
- Snot a Booger
- DO NOT GET YOUR FISH DRUNK OR FLICK YOUR BOOGERS IN THE WIND
Now To Cure The Eating
Personally I never enjoyed eating a booger. The kids on the other hand seem to love it. There is only one way to stop this.
Spend a month collecting boogers. Pick your nose and have friends and family donate boogers. Once you get enough to fill a small bowl, give it ti your child for dinner. Explain that since they eat it, you would like to express your love by giving them their favorite meal.
I'm not a professional. This hub is for entertainment purposes only. You actually do any of this and you'll be in the big house. Go to someone else or Google it for serious answers.