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Help with biting

My son is 13 months and has started biting. It's not out of frustration or anger at all.. he just doesn't know any better and is usually smiling when it does it. Any suggestions? (PS It's not a teething thing..)

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Mandarina23

Asked by Mandarina23 at 9:38 PM on May. 13, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Have you taking him to his fist visit to the dentist? Perhaps he could give you some advice.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • This will be unpopular...but if telling him, "No, that hurts. Love mommy nicely like this." and showing him how to rub or hug...then bite him back. Not hard enough to hurt him...but hard enough that he gets the message that it is not fun.
    paralegal09

    Answer by paralegal09 at 9:56 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • Well when he bites you the only thing you can really do is put him down, and tell him in a stern voice, "NO! That hurts Mommy, NO BITE!" My 15 month old started doing this, and he doesn't do it as often now. He knows if he does it he doesn't get mommy. A friend of mine tried biting her son back, he's three years old now, all he does is bite now. He thinks it's okay. Don't worry mama, it's just a phase!

    Whisper85

    Answer by Whisper85 at 10:33 PM on May. 13, 2009

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