This is a hard question to answer. We don't know why some children are able to move on from having a BFRB and not be affected again, while others struggle. What we do know is that learning to pay attention to the needs of the body, even after the behavior has stopped, is the most effective way to manage. Some clinical evidence shows that toddlers or infants who have a BFRB (known as "baby trich") may stop the behavior as they grow and develop; however, this is not always the case. Usually, BFRBs which typically begin at the age of 12 are chronic disorders, that may wax and wane over time.