My daughter got bit today at daycare~

Emeli - posted on 09/04/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have never had any problems with the daycare that my 3.5 year old daughter attends. I guess her and a little boy were fighting over a toy and he just halled off and bit her. It did leave a red mark and she did say a few times that it hurt. When I was talking to her teacher he said he took care of it. I don't want to cause any problems, but this is my baby we are talking about. If you have been there or have any advise I would be happy to hear it! I'm just not sure it's something I can shrug off!

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Valerie - posted on 09/06/2009

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I worked in a day care biting happens all the time and certain teachers have different ways of handling it. If it happens again ask the teacher if it was the same child who did it last time and usually they wont tell you the name of the child but they can tell you if it was the same child if it is the same child then i would ask them to keep them ass seperate as possible. it wont fix everything but if you ask the teacher to be more aware of the situation and that you are concerned then it will be less likely to happen again. I hope that helped you if you have any more questions about the daycare situatuion you can inbox me on facebook and i will be more then willing to answer them

Kylie - posted on 09/06/2009

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Quoting Jamie:

Um no offense but biting is very common in young kids. My kids were never biters but got bit, it happens at daycare. Any daycare you put your child in they will probably get bit, its something you have to get over and if you cant handle it you probably should be staying home with her. Not trying to be harsh but its a fact. You may have taught your child biting is bad but some parents may not know how to stop a biter.



while this is true i tend to disagree ..yes some parents don't know how to stop their child from biting others but that does not mean she should just harden up and take it on the chin..unacceptable behaviour needs to be addressed by all the parties concerned, you should not have to give up your income and stay at home ..You said the teacher took care of it well thats great.. i would let the first one go ,if it were to happen again i would be expecting the teacher to talk to the childs parents..if again a warning and so on every child in that daycare centre should not have to suffer bite marks just because of one child who needs to learn different communication techniques..germs are spread through biting very bad ones if the skin is broken as well as the fact that next time it happens it could be on her face and scar her for life..how would you explain that to her..."oh well honey mummy and daddy had to work to be able to live so your just going to harden up and move on ok"yerh right

Jamie - posted on 09/05/2009

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Um no offense but biting is very common in young kids. My kids were never biters but got bit, it happens at daycare. Any daycare you put your child in they will probably get bit, its something you have to get over and if you cant handle it you probably should be staying home with her. Not trying to be harsh but its a fact. You may have taught your child biting is bad but some parents may not know how to stop a biter.

Amie - posted on 09/05/2009

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My daughter got bit in a private home day care. Multiple times. I never lost my cool (though I wanted too) I talked to the daycare provider like the adult she is and she explained what had happened and how she was handling it. I was happy with it. The other girl did end up being asked to leave the day care because she would not stop. The parents tried to help but after 2 warnings she was told she was no longer allowed back. That ended that.

If you are concerned don't fly off the handle ask her/him to explain exactly how they are handling it. Getting upset when not knowing all the facts is ridiculous.

Sheena - posted on 09/04/2009

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I have been on both sides of the track with this issue! My son who is now 6 y/o was bit over and over again by a little girl at daycare. Well guess what he then became the bitter! I have learned a lot with going through all that. When kids can not express themselves verbally they will resort to other methods to getting their anger,frustration out, biting is one way. If this has just now happened for the first time let it go. But if it continues raise all kinds of hell! Good luck!

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