Does anyones baby bite them??

Denise - posted on 10/22/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )

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My son will be 1 on the 21st and here lately he has been biting us. We try to get him to stop but he won't no matter what we do. Everyone says he will grow out of it. Does anyone else have this problem??

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Chinyere - posted on 11/18/2009

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Quoting Denise:

Does anyones baby bite them??

My son will be 1 on the 21st and here lately he has been biting us. We try to get him to stop but he won't no matter what we do. Everyone says he will grow out of it. Does anyone else have this problem??



my baby became 1 on November 16.he bites sometimes as well.try giving him a teether.he is obviously teething, and that happens with some kids. the teether will keep his mouth occupied. u dont need to panick.he will certainly grow out of it. enjoy your parenting!

Kayla - posted on 11/15/2009

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I don't know if you're still having problems with the biting but here's what kinda works for my little girl. She turned a year old on the 6th and she thinks it is hilarious to bite me and only me. She will have my skin pinched between her teeth and laugh hysterically. Well one day she had bit me so many times I lost count so I listened to her grandma who had problems with her dad doing that so I bit her back I didn't want to but I just bit down hard enough for her to feel it but not hurt her and she slowed down quite a bit with the biting. She continued to bite a couple more times til she was bothering the cat and he nipped her. Now she realizes that it hurts and quit for the most part. I hope this will help.

Sarah - posted on 11/15/2009

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My son bites me on the shoulder all the time, and it is NOT due to teething. Babies at this age are learning about cause and effect and when we are bitten we react. I don't know how many of us get bit and our immediate behavior does not change at all. Babies are looking for that immediate reaction, no matter what it is we give them. Whether it is yelling "Ow, no bite", or patting their mouth and putting them down, or anything else we do. It is just a cause and effect phase they are going through. I bet your babies are also facinated with the toilet and trash can too! If they bite you, say NOTHING and calmly put them down and walk away. Once the reaction (effect) is gone the biting (cause) will stop.

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My son, also nearly 1, has started this as well, thankfully it's only now and then, as we are instantly telling his that it is a bad thing to do and it hurts. He also play bites us if he is excited, but I think that is more trying to play then to hurt, as it is gentle.

Erin - posted on 11/14/2009

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my son bites me when he needs something (i.e. food, drink, diaper changed, etc.) it's his way of communicating i guess. i've read that this is normal and you shouldn't make a big reaction or they'll think it's a game. believe me the first time i said "ouch" really loud, he laughed! :-)

Dipal - posted on 11/12/2009

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My daughter will be ONE on Nov. 13. and She started biting around 10.5 months. starting biting lips, earlobes, nose and hmm nipples..

User - posted on 11/12/2009

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My son is 1 yr and 7 months, we went through a good biting stage, I would say ouch and he would laugh and try to do it again, so I bit him back, not hard but just so he knew what he was doing. now he does not bite anymore, might work for some.

Jenn - posted on 11/12/2009

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My daughter just turned 1 on the 1st,and she is just starting to get her teeth,but yes she is a biter(I thought it was because she was teething,but it started before she got teeth) and now she finds it really funny when she bites you,and it causes you pain,or of course if she doesn't get her own way!!

Erin - posted on 11/11/2009

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Instead of just telling them no, why not give them something that they can bite. My daughter was having the same problem due to teething. She has stopped biting us and turned to other things to chew on.

Spring - posted on 11/11/2009

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My son will be 1 on the 12th. He is working on teeth #7 and 8. He has been biting for months. He used to bite so hard that I had bruises on my arms. He doesn't bite as hard now, but still bites. Whenever he bites my husband or I give a stern no and then set him away from us. We are hoping that he begins to understand that if he hurts mommy or daddy they aren't going to give me the attention I want.

Amanda - posted on 11/10/2009

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We are having that problem with our son who turned 1 on the 5th. He seems to bite me more than his father. He bites me when he gets mad at me when I tell him he can't do or have something (remotes to the tv or cat food for example). What I don't get is he goes to daycare all day and has not bit a child there. If I scold him for it he only tries again and he is persistent about it. He only bites me when he is mad. I think it must be his way of expressing his anger and frustration because he does not yet have the words. I certainly hope that he grows out of it. Hopefully you also are blessed with the biting going away. The only thing that we have found works with our son is putting his pacifier in his mouth or giving him a toy that he can bite and tell him that he can bite that or gently tapping his mouth and telling him "No biting! That hurts my body!" (Words I use at work with the daycare children). Good luck to us both.

Jazi - posted on 11/10/2009

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My son Zander (1 on 11/12) has been biting recently again as well - i'm not too sure it's due to teething because he's had the current 8 teeth for about 2 months now and he didn't bite when he was getting them. His current habit is that he likes to mouth an area - just put his whole mouth over an area and surround it - and blow a raspberry. then every once and a while he'll bite - I never know which it's going to be. I have found that a sharp tap on his chin with a "no biting" will cause him to let go of the bite and get him to look at me and he'll stop for a while. but he still goes back to biting.

Jessica - posted on 11/10/2009

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My son will turn i on Nov.21st and he bites me ALL the time I think its cuz he's teething but it hurts, he bites me on the legs and my knees while I'm on the couch, he gets my shoulder while I'm holding him. I touch his mouth and say no no but he continues to do it..

Kristi - posted on 11/05/2009

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Wes bit us from about 10 months to just a couple weeks ago. We would just say "no biting, ouch" and would then put him down. Worked for us, but I am sure it doesn't work for everyone. Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 11/05/2009

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my son would bite everone.till one day his older sister bite him really good.after that he stop.think he just didn't know how bad it hurt.

Trich - posted on 10/28/2009

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my SOn is 1 on the 6th and he has started biting, he came up to me the other day and bit my big toe......

Andrea - posted on 10/28/2009

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then i guess my son enjoys hurting people because i let him know it hurts me (and it does because he bites hard) and he will either laugh or cry and do it again.

Candace - posted on 10/28/2009

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My son will be one on Nov 6 and he bites ALL the time! What I found that helps is pretending like it hurts really bad. He has been realizing it hurts people and doesnt do it so much now.

Jennifer - posted on 10/28/2009

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my son will be 1 on 11\11 and he also bites. But I think that it's a teething thing. In the past couple weeks it has not happened so much. But when he does bite and I say NO... he thinks it's funny and will do it again. I heard to put them down when they bite but that didnt work for me. I think they will just grow out of it as their teeth stop hurting so much!

Amanda - posted on 10/27/2009

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My son will be 11 months on thursday and he bites all the time. he has recently been targeting a baby at daycare...we have tried everything to get him to stop...put him in time out say no bite him back nothing works so now its just a waiting game to see when he grows out of it

Jayme - posted on 10/27/2009

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My little girl will me one on the 12th and she bites all the time, even if we won't let her have something she wants. I think she does some what know what she is doing. But I don't know how to get her to stop we tell her no but it doesn't work she just keeps doing it. Let me know if you find something that works

Crystal - posted on 10/26/2009

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My lil girl does too.. i think she bites me to get my attention or bc her teeth are hurtin her.. ( nov 21 will be her 1st bday)

Jolene - posted on 10/26/2009

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My daughter bites me and it is to do with teething. I found what works for me is when she does bite I yell and pretend to start crying it up sets her and she won't do it for the rest of the day. I had to stop nursing because of it though even if she bit once it hurt for days.

Andrea - posted on 10/25/2009

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my son bites me all the time! (he'll be 1 on nov.24) he bites me and pulls my hair when he wants me to get up in the morning and then laughs when it causes me pain, it's kind of evil and i don't know what to do about it other than move away from him or give him what he wants.

Catherine - posted on 10/22/2009

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my twins will be 1 on 24th nov, my son has been biting us and yesterday he bit his sister on the leg, i know this is just to do with his teething, however when he does this we do tell him no and move him away so he learns early on that this is not acceptable

Sharon - posted on 10/22/2009

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my daughter will be 1 on the 23rd nov and she is biting aswell i think its to do with her teething she tries to bite my fingers and my feet when shes on the floor

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