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bitting problem, any suggestions

My daughter has been bitten twice today at daycare, any suggestions on how to stop this at daycare, the parent and employee at the daycare have not dealt with this before. The bitter is under the age of 2 and has bitten 3 girls for a total of six times in two weeks.

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Asked by dansebsil at 10:58 PM on Aug. 13, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • you better hope she dont pick that up from that kid.the way we do things at our church is the bitter gets removed,do it twice they all pulled out for a week,do it 3 times and you are out for a month.

    Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 11:03 PM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • Nothing you can do. Children this age do not bite intentionally. They react quickly sometimes with a slap or bite and sometiems with a kiss or hug. It's just part of development. Most day cares have a policy regarding biting and it usually affects 4 and 5 year olds most as they are the ones who can control it. At 2, they just have to watch the child and try to catch them in the act. Which is very hard to do with 11 kids running around!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:25 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • First of all I don't know where you live but here in IOWA you aren't allowed to get kicked from daycare for bitting. I have special needs child who is going to be 2 in a couple months. You aren't supposed to punish for bitting you are supposed to find out what is upseting them and help the deal with it. Biting is usually because they can't express them selves anyother way. Also it is illegal here to tell other parents which child did the biting. Comfort you child when the bite occurs and see if you can figure out why the biting happens this works wonderful with my daughter who isn't biting so much anymore. :) Good luck

    Answer by tdoubleday04 at 12:05 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

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