How do I stop my 2 year old daughter from biting and hitting her older brother?

Vicky - posted on 04/02/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have three children, my eldest is five, then two and nine months. My two year old has recently started biting and hitting her older brother for no reason what so ever, he can be sat watching telly and she will walk over and bite him. How do I stop her from hurting him?

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Brittany - posted on 04/02/2013

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I have 3 and only ever had biting with my youngest. She was 1 at the time, her sisters 2 & 3 and I know this is going to sound really bad but after I felt like I'd tried everything I bit her the next time she bit her sister. I did not bite her hard or leave a mark but I decided the only way she was going to learn is have it done to her. She never bit again.

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Elizabeth - posted on 04/12/2013

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Brittany, I had to do that with my daughter. I actually just opened my mouth and picked up her arm and she freaked out cause she thought she knew what I was about to do, she never bit anyone again.. except sometimes she tries to bite my fingers if I help her eat. She only bit adults.

Holly - posted on 04/12/2013

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My daughter was a biter, we tried EVERYTHING under the sun, my mom told us to rub bar soap on her teeth after she bit... that didn't work, i hated doing it too, so i started popping her in her mouth, not hard, but enough for her to realize "this thing i do with my mouth isn't good" THAT worked... I felt HORRIBLE because the one she ALWAYS bit was my sister's kid, who was the same age as her, and i felt HORRIBLE!!!! I kept trying different things, and NOTHING seemed to work, until i popped her in her mouth a few times.

Vicky - posted on 04/04/2013

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Thank you Brittany its nice to know i'm not the only one going through it. Thank you for your advice.

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