Baby Robot Talks About Harmful Stims on Her AMAZING YouTube Channel

I never realized that I have harmful stimming behaviors – mine are EXTREMELY minor – but I do scrape and pick my skin till it bleeds sometimes when I am over stressed.

Actually, if we are being fully honest, I am CONSTANTLY fighting the urge in my head to scrape at myself. Stim toys help but if I stop paying attention my hands have a mind of their own. Its frustrating to have so little control over my own body.

Normally I tear my cuticles off.

It is also very had for me not to pick at or mess with any cut I have in my body.

I have to constantly remind myself to stop and try to do something else.

I keep stim toys in my hands and that helps me to stim in non harmful and positive ways.

Some harmful stims can be very dangerous and I do not have a lot of experience with those.

Please do not think that I am minimizing those in not mentioning them – I just don’t feel as if I have authority on this subject.

I know that I am more likely to harm myself more intensely IF I am having a total meltdown but most of the time I hide myself in a soft bed to prevent me from hitting my head or punching things.

“Stim freely – without shame.” – Baby Robot

I REALLY love Baby Robot‘s YouTube channel. I can take NO credit for her video please like her videos and subscribe to her on YouTube.


21 thoughts on “Baby Robot Talks About Harmful Stims on Her AMAZING YouTube Channel”

  1. I have harmful stim habits ranging from picking sores or pulling my hair out to full on cutting (is that a stim?) or bruising. Anna, what are your stim toys and do they work? This would really help me out.


    1. I REALLY love Crazy Aaron’s thinking Putty. I have a wooden beaded necklace that I can take off and play with. I have ordered some new things of Etsy and will let you know if I like them. Really anything that feels nice to move in my hands but is small enough to hide in one palm if needed. You can easily make your own I am sure. I REALLY want one of these –

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    2. You have to work REALLY hard to pay attention to what you are doing. I have learned that the bad stim habits are VERY hard to break like an addiction. My hands start doing them before I realize what is happening and I have to quickly force my attention to an alternate stim. It is a LOT of work but EVENTUALLY like any other addiction, I am sure I can kick them (now that I am more aware of them).


      1. Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. I’ve got this scab on my face, I don’t know how it got there but I’ve been picking at it for most of the year now and I can’t stop. Picking scabs is a form of pleasure. I have been clean from cutting for almost 4 months now so I guess if I really put in the effort I can be stim-free, toys will def help.

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        1. I have a small scab where they messed up my bellybutton during an appendectomy and I can’t stop picking that. I’m sure it’s not helping it to heal but I just can’t stop myself. I don’t even realise I’m doing it half the time.

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  2. I hadn’t heard of stims before but it’s clear I have some, I pick at my nails and cuticles, pick at scabs, fiddle with the chain I wear. I just caught myself playing with my hair as I was typing this ggrrrr!!!
    At times I get an itch in my wrists like I want to make them bleed – sometimes I want to scratch till all the skin is gone, and other times I just want to start slicing away at myself – I’ve done it in the past and it never got me anywhere, which I remind myself of when it starts getting bad, but it doesn’t completely go away.
    While I don’t like the idea of people, or myself, feeling like this, it does help to know I’m not the only one.

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