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.

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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.

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    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 – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/antsylabs/fidget-cube-a-vinyl-desk-toy

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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).

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      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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