My 20 month old is in this bitting stage and I don't know what to do my oldest never went through this. She has been doing this for quiet a while now. She gets frusterated or mad and bits. She has bit her older sister more than a few times she has bit the little girl next door about 2 or 3 times made her bleed once and bruised her the next she bits and holds on. She bit my mom one time she almost bite me, but I told her she bits me that will be the last thing she does lol. I have smacked her in the mouth and butt. Someone told me to try soap in the mouth, but it doesn't work. Then my grandma said to bt her back she said she done that with her kids and it worked so did a friend of mine, but when I did that it was a mistake she only bits worse now help me. I sat her down nothing stops it. She will even bit herself or bit the toy in her hand or the chair she is sitting on. Anything else I can try I may not have tried?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:30 PM on Sep. 4, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by Anonymous at 12:44 AM on Sep. 5, 2009
Answer by truthteller0722 at 12:37 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:41 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Biting is normal for that age. It is a way for the child to express them self when the are tired, hungry, frustrated or overly excited. Most of the time it is not a vicious act. Biting the child back just reinforces the behavior. Try positive reinforcement instead.
Give the child that was bit attention first, tell your child that biting hurts show her the mark tell her "ouch" so that she understands that she hurt that person. Try to figure out what happened when she bit that person help her with words to express herself. But mostly just watch her when she is around others intervene before she bites. There is also a children's book out called Teeth are not for biting.
It's a frustrating situation my son went through this stage. They do grow out of it. Good luck :)
Answer by collinsmommy_06 at 12:57 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by momofryan07 at 1:39 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
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