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ok, so this has been going on for a while but it just got worse a few minutes ago. my daughter will put her fingers in her mouth and make herself gag. i figured before that she probably just didn't realize that that would happen if she stuck her fingers so far back, so we just basically would tell her "no, don't do that". well, i was just in our bedroom putting stuff away, and she kept doing it everytime i would turn my back on her and the last time she did it, she actually spit up a little. so now i'm officially freaked out and i don't know how to make her stop!!! i'm in the living room now, and of course i've noticed she hasn't done it again, so now i feel like she's doing it for attention. it's hard not to react to her doing that though and i even tried swating her on the butt a few times that she did it, but she didn't stop. should i just leave the room when she starts doing it? i don't know if it would really work though because she doesn't only do that when we are at home.
My daughter, now 3, went through this phase. I can't remember if it was 1 or 2, but she thought it was hilarious. I would tell her not to do it, but also try to ignore it because she realized quickly it would get her attention.
Try your best to ignore it. I'm not sure how much a one year old can truly understand "no don't do that." But I could be wrong. The worst thing that could happen is she vomits a little and hopefully that will really make her stop doing it.
shes a year old. she just had a visit with her pediatrician and isn't due back until november, so i think i'm going to call and ask.
Oh- if she's 1, like I said, I think it's really, really common for kids to do this around this age. My daughter did, and we just ignored it. I think acknowledging that it's happening and making a big deal of it can make it turn into an attention seeking behavior.