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is it normal for an 11 1/2 month old to pinch herself?

My daughter is almost a year old and lately I have noticed her pinching herslef on the stomach and thighs. Is this behavior normal?
In Topics: My child's growth and development, Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Sep 18, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

Hard to say.  Most children do experiment with levels of touching without knowing how it will feel and pinching is part of that. Speak to your pediatrician about it who knows her. These behaviors are often temporary.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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