biting 1 year old

Kirsty - posted on 06/03/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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hello everyone



just wondering if anyone else is having a prob with this at the moment like a phase?? my wee boy just keeps biting mostly when he doesnt get what he wants but he will do it randomly as well?



help lol

xx

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Kimberly - posted on 06/14/2010

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My son went through a very short phase of biting once he started walking. He'd get mad when I'd hold his hand to get him to go where I wanted him to, so to try to stop me he'd bite my hand. After the first few times I started catching on to when he'd do it, so when I knew it was coming I'd turn our hands so he'd bite himself instead of me. It didn't take him long after that to figure out biting didn't solve anything, and he quickly stopped. I could never bring myself to bite my child, even lightly, and I feel that that would just show them it's ok, because mommy does it too. That's why I made it so he'd bite himself, and he could feel how hard he bit down and how it hurts.

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Charmalita - posted on 06/29/2010

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my daughter has bit several times but hasn't done it lately,hopefully it's over with

Tichi - posted on 06/24/2010

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It looks like this is a universal issue...Greetings from Kenya!!! Mine bites his brother and sister at will...he has developed a "survival tactic" which is, "I will bite them to get what I want". And he does it so fast, with quick precision, there is no time to catch him before he does it. I have also tried the small tap on his hands and cheek and saying "NO, NO NO" to him in a stern way but that hasn't worked...but I always remind his siblings that they all bit each other as well...:)

Sharne - posted on 06/22/2010

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OMG my daughter started this last week and I have no idea where she got it from does anyone know how to stop it?

Jessica - posted on 06/21/2010

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My little girl is at my mother in laws until July, she started walking there (Yes I missed it :( ) and apparently she's starting biting now too. I don't know exactly how I'll handle it when she gets home in a couple weeks. But she seems to do it, when she doesn't get her way according to my in-laws. I'll probably just tap her on her mouth first then we'll go from there. This is what my in-laws are doing but it doesn't sound like it's working.

Lori - posted on 06/16/2010

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Mt little guy bites too. He gets all cuddly, gives kisses and snuggles and it's all cute until he chomps! Hopefully it's just a teething phase, since he doesn't seem to do it maliciously or when he doesn't get what he wants. It more like he sneaks it in when he's being lovey. Everyone keeps telling me that the only way to get him to stop is to bite him back, but I just can't bring myself to do it, not yet anyway. We'll see if it gets worse then maybe I'll do what I have to do!?!?

Lulu - posted on 06/16/2010

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my son has started the biting thing at 9 months and still hasn't stopped at first I thought it was a phase but I'm not so sure anymore...he bites all time...when he's mad, when his sibs don't give him space....and then there's the lovely dovey fake out and he chops down hard....everyone at our house knows and so if we see him open his mouth we try our best to get out of the way....I scold him and tell him we don't bite but it doesn't work for me he laughs when I say no... I guess all we can do is hang in there...i'm sure one day something else will concern us :)

Naomi - posted on 06/16/2010

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i have a 15mth old doing it aswell, i started with a tap but he just wacks back now and i don't want him hitting either, i have tried a couple of times biting back but he just laughs as i don't want to do too hard, Help....

Courtney - posted on 06/15/2010

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Yes, mine is also a biter. He tends to do it more when he doesn't get his way or is tired. But he not only bites me and my boyfriend but also every stuffed animal or item he can get a hold of, he pretty much bites every 20 min, But he is teething. I Just say no, And tap him on the mouth with my finger. They say that they will grow out of it, You just have to be firm and let him know that its not ok to bite.

Destini - posted on 06/15/2010

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oh yea Im going thru this phase also! But unlike most kids I do not feel that my daughter bites out of anger... The only time she bites is when she is being silly! I dont think she knows that she is actually hurting someone because everytime she bites the person laughs, so I just think she feels like she is being funny!!! However I'm sure that I will have to break her out of this habit before she starts being around kids more because right now I'm a stay-at-home mom and she is my only child....

Janessa - posted on 06/15/2010

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My son also does this but i notice that it is mostly when he is frustrated at his sister and he doesn't know how to express himself. I'm also hoping it is a phase i make sure and let him know that its not ok to bite sissy though!

PAIGE - posted on 06/15/2010

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omgosh... my son is a terrible biter. at first, he would just bite me... just wanting my attention. and now he has started biting other kids at daycare, as well as, his cousins. i have tried aggressively saying NO, spanking his bottom, biting him back, time out.... he laughs at all of them!! how can a 13 month be sooo rotten?!!

Jennifer - posted on 06/14/2010

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My little girl went through this phase too. I couldn't bring myself to bite her back but I did use my 'low voice/angry face' so she knew I wasnt happy and then distracted her. I think the biting only lasted a couple of months (I put it down to her teeth coming through).
Now she has started pinching when she gets frustrated but Im keeping her nails short, grabbing her hand when she does it and using my 'low, angry voice' and Im hoping this phase doesn't last long either!

Tara - posted on 06/14/2010

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yay im not the only one! lol my daughter continuously playfully nips me , but it bloody hurts! and now shes started biting my nipple playfully when feeding stopping looking up at me biting again so i knwo shes playing n then laughing , well lets just say shes off there so damn quick she doesnt know wats happening! lol its really hard , i know they say to bite them back but i just cant bring myself to do it and as sumone else mentioned other family members to the pretend to eat u game and she thinks its halerious so when i have tired to bite her back when if it isnt that softly she still thinks im playing. i dont know wat to do but im hoping she will stop soon, her brother n i are sick of it!!!

Jessica - posted on 06/14/2010

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Mine started biting at around seven months I think, once he started getting his top teeth. Now he's fourteen months and still does it! He hits now as well, which is his chosen outlet when he doesn't get his way. The biting now for him is more exploratory, I think. But for months, he was biting us all the time. I think nearly every baby does it.

Kirsty - posted on 06/14/2010

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its amasing how they pick things like biting and hiting up when it has never been done to them or they have seen it happen. must be a instinct in us all for some reason. however its nice 2 know its just a phase xx

Amy - posted on 06/13/2010

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My son isn't biting, but he has started slapping out of frusteration. Nothing is really working. I don't understand how it instictly happens. Nobody in this house hits, but he knows to hit when he gets angry. I am hoping when he gets a bigger vocabulary and can communicate more effectiviely, it will decrease the frusteration. When he does it several times after being told "no hitting, nice hands", then I end up putting him in time out for a couple of minutes. That works for a few minutes, but it seems to be a horrible phase that I hope comes to an end quickly.

Abbey - posted on 06/12/2010

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My son only bites playfully. He tried the biting when he was angry. Now he will just open his mouth and put your hand or whatever up to it but does not bite down. He does bite his toys and whatnot. But we bite back when he does bite. He bites playfully because my mom acts like she is gonna eat his foot and he loves it so he tries to do it back.

Kirsty - posted on 06/06/2010

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see thats exactly whats going on with me i have tried ignoring it tried just saying no thts bad tried tapping his head but nothing. i think il try givin him a wee bite back and ope this works coz im so close 2 pulling my hair out now that il try anything lol xx

Angela - posted on 06/05/2010

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My little one would only bite me. I understand the frustration. I tried doing the tapping and and sitting her in the living room by her self and none of it work. One day i was in the kitchen doing the dishes and she came up behind me and bit me on the back of the leg. I was startled so i turned her around and bit her back. She bawled and she only bit me once after that again i bit her again and she never did it again. Sometimes i think that the only way to get them to realize that it hurts is to do it back. If the tapping and the snapping of the hand works for you guys should definately do it but mine had to be bitten back. Go with whatever your gut tells you. I found about 90 percent of the time it works.

Angie - posted on 06/03/2010

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My daughter did it on occasion (she was biting cushions and sheets to crawl up onto beds/chairs/sofas and sometimes she would get me instead (we had a really bad nipple biting incident, OWEEE) but I started tapping her on her forehead (just lightly) and she stopped completely.

Malia - posted on 06/03/2010

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Well My kid's not a biter, but I sure was when I was a lil' one. The only way my mom could get me to stop was by biting me back. Not hard or anything but that seemed to be the only thing to make me understand that it wasn't nice and sure didn't feel nice either. I don't know if this help at all, but I hope it does! Good luck!

Shanice - posted on 06/03/2010

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yes your not the only one...my son is doin it as well...when he does it i tap him on the cheek...n its mostly random...

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