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04/11/2013 at 18:56
Wasn't quite sure how to word the title. Basically I stopped breast feeding at 18 months & since then my 21 month old has a habit of putting her hand down my top to touch my breast. When I say take your hand out she pretty much does but then she puts her hand down her own top & that's harder to stop. I guess it's a comfort thing as she mainly does it when she's tired. She's been sleeping badly recently & I've often gone into her recently & found her stood in her cot with both hands down her top. I'd love some reassurance that this is completely normal & she'll grow out of it!!
05/11/2013 at 13:06
My daughter used to like to put her hand down my top and cling onto my bra strap - long after we'd stopped BFing. She's 6 and for her she now has to hold the label on the inside of her tops, or bottom of her skirt for comfort when she's tired. I reckon she'll grow out of it eventually.
It is normal behaviour. Try to transfer her need to hold something to a toy instead. Give her a comforter toy every time she tries to put her hand down your top.
05/11/2013 at 16:31
My friends little girl was only bf until 9 months but put her hand down her mums (or whoever was holding her) top until about 2. She is 3 soon and still when she's tired she puts her hand down her own top and thumb in her mouth. Sure they will all grow out of it.
My A was obsessed with her blankie (small teddy with blanket attached from Asda) she would suck on the blanket part constantly, then it was only when she was tired, then she stopped doing it while sleeping, then it just needed to be in her bed and since about 4 she hasn't bothered with them at all. All her own doing and not forced by us to get her off them.
05/11/2013 at 18:04
Ah, Lucy does this - hand down my top or gripping onto bra strap. Usually when she is really tired or not comfy with surrounding/situation .... Which given that she is very shy - especially around men - she normally does it at really inappropriate moments. We stopped BFing at 19months and she is now 2yrs4mths. I've been trying not to 'react' but I have also been gently removing her hand and getting her to hold my finger or stroke my arm instead. Its sort of working..... Not 100%....
05/11/2013 at 21:22
Thanks ladies, glad to know it's completely normal. I've been trying to give her her soft toy comforter instead but it hasn't worked just yet. Hope she stops soon x
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