Toddler biting, and my strategy is backfiring...just go with it?
My 17 month old just started biting a couple weeks ago. She gives a little nip...enough to make me say "ouch" then tell her no. I put her down and tell her she's not allowed to nurse if she bites me. She just looks at me like, "ok" then goes on her merry way with zero objection. The next time she asks or I offer it's the same thing. Because of sticking to my "no biting=no nursing" policy, she hasn't really nursed since Saturday.
Last week I posted about her not wanting the bedtime nursing session anymore and last night she REALLY didn't want it (she threw a fit when we assumed the position). So all this put together, does it appear that my baby is weaning or is this a nursing strike? Either way, I guess I have no choice but to go with it. :(
I truly imagined nursing past the age of 2, but if it's not what she wants, I can't force it.