What should I do about my daughter scratching my face?

My daughter is seven months old, working for 8 months. Recently my daughter has started reaching up to touch faces. That doesn’t bother me. But she’s started digging her nails in a full claw motion and squeezing as hard as she can. I try and trim them, but it’s hard when I can only do it when she’s asleep. She still manages to scratch and leaves marks when they’re cut. Is this a stage? Is it too early to start “no”? I don’t want to teach her it’s not ok to touch people, but I’m tired of her scratching me. Any suggestions?

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U can use the mitts or get help cutting the nails .

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Go back to using mittens

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Put little mittens or socks on her hands.

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My daughter will scratch her belly and legs if they are bare. It’s so weird.

she’s 7 months old :joy::joy::woman_facepalming:t2: she doesn’t know any better

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Trim & file them. And little mittens. She’ll outgrow it and she really doesn’t know any better.

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No its not to early for no. Move her hand every time she goes towards your face and gently say no she will learn my son did this too. And with constant saying no and always moving his hand sometimes 7x in row he finally stopped

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She’s just a baby she’ll grow out of it she doesn’t know any better

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Lorttt she’s 7 months remove her hands!simple as 🤦

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It’s just a phase. She’ll come out of it soon enough.

Emery board(file) works wonders

No it’s not too early for no and you can put socks on her hands or lil gloves to help

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Dont tell her no
No is an easy to learn and that’ll be easy for her to say :woman_shrugging:
You’ll tell her no, she’ll tell you no
Over exaggerate the hurt and put her down, after a while she’ll realize what’s happening and will probs stop doing what causes her to be put down. Possibly

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Just move her hand away and say “no, that hurts”. She wont understand, though. Lol

She’s plenty old enough to be told no. Say ow that hurts and remove her hand while telling her no.

Take her hand off your face and in a serious tone say ouch that hurts Mommy.
Then use her hand to touch your face and say gentle, I like it when your gentle!

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Have you ever been around kids prior to having one?

You should spend some time in some groups with moms and babies…

They also kick you in your sleep, or punch you in the eyeball… sometimes they might bite… just sayin… especially if you co sleep- the older they get…

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Def say “no” and “ouch”… but put socks on her hands until she stops.

Just keep moving her hands off your face. Eventually start saying ouch and then no. She will learn. Shes a baby.