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What can do to prevent a child from biting their fingernails?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Subir Mitra
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Muvala
You can paint muvala on their fingernails.
It's a nontoxic, safe but very bad tasting clear nail polish.

In brief: Muvala
You can paint muvala on their fingernails.
It's a nontoxic, safe but very bad tasting clear nail polish.
Dr. Subir Mitra
Dr. Subir Mitra
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Dr. Michael Blum
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Misdirection
I suggest getting the child their own emery board.
This will allow the child to "file" their nails gently whenever they feel the urge to bite their nails. They can polish and shine the nails instead of biting. Just another one of the areas of "misdirection or redirection" we try with our kids.

In brief: Misdirection
I suggest getting the child their own emery board.
This will allow the child to "file" their nails gently whenever they feel the urge to bite their nails. They can polish and shine the nails instead of biting. Just another one of the areas of "misdirection or redirection" we try with our kids.
Dr. Michael Blum
Dr. Michael Blum
Thank
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