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It turns out the kid shes biting doesn't want to play with her. That's why she's biting her. Now what?

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helper100

Asked by helper100 at 6:51 PM on Apr. 13, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Do you blame that kid? I wouldn't be keen on playing with someone who bites me either. They are so little, don't worry about it. She'll grow out of it and so will the other kid...if I understood the ? properly.
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 6:56 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • Let it go, there is nothing you can do. Do you really blame a toddler for not wanting to play with someone who bites them? They are little kids and will out grow the biting and such.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 7:01 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • I don't agree that children this young can't be taught to not bite.  Does your child understand what "no" means?  If so then you can teach her to not bite anymore.  Set your teeth on her arm and say "no".  Don't bite down, it's a demonstration, not disipline. 

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 7:13 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • Explan to your child that BITING IS BAD! It hurts and their friends dont want to be bitten... Make her say she's sorry... Biting is for attention, she needs to know that biting her FRIENDS is mean and Mean girls have to play alone... She will understand, and the biting should stop... Help her "play" with her friend, without biting and remind her after that she was a VERY NICE GIRL for playing so GOOD with her Friend... You need to be firm and still understanding... But the child she is biting is the victim... No one deserves to be bitten, and you need to let your daughter know only NICE girls have friends to play with... And talk to her friend, about how she wont bite, she is sorry she did bite and she will NOT do it again-
    ashley_hatty

    Answer by ashley_hatty at 7:15 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • Is it possible that the child doesnt want to play with her because she is biting her?
    I would work with her to stop the biting. Pin a teething ring to her shirt and each time she goes to bite,jump in and put that in her mouth and say bite this.
    Intervene as much as possible..if your not the adult around when this is happening, tell the caretaker in charge to intervene as quickly as possible until she learns to stop biting.
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 11:12 AM on Apr. 15, 2011

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