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The boys have finally started sleeping great. They have been only getting up once if they get up at all. HOWEVER, Rhys has started biting Rylan EVERY night and at EVERY nap. Basically, anytime that they are confined to a small space without direct supervision. I am so torn on what to do.

Everyone keeps telling me to seperate them, but everytime I do it, they scream for each other. I even let them have bottles at night to help with the seperation, but nothing is helping. They just cry for each other and bang on the door. It is terrible. But it is also terrible having my little boy covered in bite marks, many that leave bruises for a week or more.

Any advice?

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Jun. 1, 2008 at 11:37 PM

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 2:42 AM Girl.. I'm so sorry! My girls have been apart since I can remember. Bri has the crib and Adrianna has the pack and play. Could you seperate them but keep them close so when they look out they can see each other? I would just do it and it's gonna be horrible getting them to sleep for a couple nights but they will get used to it and will be better off since they are hurting each other. Best of luck!

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 10:17 AM

I agree with Jackie. I would put them in like 2 pack N plays, RIGHT next to each other so that they can see each other through the mesh but NOT bite or hit. The other thing, is that I know people will slam me for this, but I am a HUGE believer in the "bite back" concept. Don't bite hard enough to do damage of course, but a firm bite from YOU the moment he bites will do the trick, just make sure it's right as soon as he does it to his brother:)

Good luck sugar, you certainly have your hands full!!!!:)
Love you babe!

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 10:18 AM P.s. The reason I am a fan of that concept? Mattie was/is a biter. He bites out of frustration but now he no longer bites PEOPLE, he bites the couch, the toys, whatever, but no longer me, his brothers, his dad. He's learning. But it didn't change till the day he bit me and I bit him back for it.

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 1:35 PM Thanks girls!  They are in toddler beds, they started crawling out of their cribs six months ago, so I can't really keep them appart without a wall.  Last night was a little better.  They screamed for about 30 minutes and, and then went to sleep.  Rhys woke up at 5 something and then came to bed with us, but Rylan slept like a dream until 9 am.  He NEVER sleeps that good.

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 2:20 PM Try giving them each a clean cloth diaper, and when they go to bite each  other, get them to bite the diaper instead.

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 1:07 PM I agree with a lot of the other replies. I would suggest putting them is separate beds, but as close together as you can get them. It sounds like you had a bit better time last night, good. I hope you get things figured out.

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