biting

Elizabeth - posted on 07/05/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 9 month old son has recently started biting my husband and I. He has not bitten other kids or adults. At first I thought it was a teething thing, but then his teeth came in, and he still does it. Sometimes he'll be climbing on us, and it's like he wants to use his mouth to help pull himself up as well as his hand. Other times he will just crawl over and chomp down. It's also more when he's tired. We tell him no and pull him away from us, which sometimes works. I certainly don't want to bite him back, because he's way too young to understand that sort of consequence. Any advice would be very helpful, thanks.

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Jordan - posted on 07/06/2009

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My 14 month old just started the biting thing... He thinks he is playing, he will run up to me and put his arms around my legs and then bite my pants and laugh about it. Or if I am holding him he will bite my shirt and make noise, then laught. Only a few times has he caught skin with these attacks... Suggestions welcomed

Emma - posted on 07/06/2009

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my 10 month old bites as well, shes started having tantrums lately so if she doesnt get her way she goes in for the bite! im doing the same as u and it is slowly starting to work. she started biting when she saw another kid bite someone else, she thinks its funny and she knows it gets attention.i tell her no a sit her down so she cant bite me again too easily.

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