when my son was that age he was a biter. Some of it was because he got really excited around other kids, some of it could have been from frustration and there were so many other factors as well. At that age its hard for them to communicate things, so I think a lot of it is just because tehy can't. My son also got bit once, and he continued the biting phase after that. I do not beleive that biting back will solve the problem. I think you just have to remember its a phase, but also don't accept that behavoir either. What I did was just took preventable measures. I was always next to him to prevent him from biting (and that way I could make a better judgement of why he was doing it), I also told other people that watched him that he bit. Also, there were times where a gentle hug and kiss would turn into a bit, or it may not as well. So I always had to be aware of that as well. Don't get too frustrated, because it is a phase....
at 1:50 PM on Nov. 30, 2009