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Posted by Dr. Monica Wonnacott | July 27, 2016

Quick Tip: How To Stop Your Child From Picking His Or Her Belly Button

Many toddlers pick at or play with their belly buttons. I have seen some pretty infected, inflamed, and irritated belly buttons over the years. The simple solution is to make the belly button inaccessible. Put the child back in onesies (yes, you can buy 3T and 4T onesies online) for a while. I know it can be hot (especially certain times of the year in some locations), but it’s better than infected belly buttons. Have the child wear the onesie under his/her shirt. After a while (can be weeks to months), you’ll break the habit and you can stop the extra layer.