Stop or prevent the biting in the moment
Show (verbal) understanding for what's going on that drove the biting ("Yes, you didn't like that" or "It looked so fun, you wanted that toy NOW!" or "You wanted to keep your truck!" or "You didn't want mama to say No!")
Provide an acceptable substitute
If you think the biting is an impulsive sensory- or teething-related thing, you can offer safe/acceptable alternatives for biting.
More often for toddlers, it reflects feelings of frustration, anger, fear (defensiveness, such as when a toddler feels threatened/anxious that another child might grab something away.) So give some thought to what you want your child TO do when feeling angry, frustrated, desperate. Make it realistic (when my twins were 15 months I decided I wanted them to "ask for help" instead & I taught them the sign for "help." That's what I'd reinforce when I was intervening.) Then, do "help" by negotiating the conflict!
at 11:01 PM on Mar. 14, 2013