biting

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Kristin - posted on 03/25/2010

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When my two year old would bite me I totally over reacted. Think shrieking OW, holding the part, and moving away from him. I would wait a minute and then tell him that I didn't want to play with him if he was going to hurt me. Then I would go do something else. It took a few times but he got it.

My grandma, with one of her girls, managed to get this child's arm into her own mouth as she was biting. She really got a taste of her own medicine by biting herself like she had intended to bite her mom. She didn't do it again.

Just a couple things that I know of, try or not. Good luck.

Dara - posted on 03/25/2010

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As much as other Moms and your pediatrician may rule against it, I agree about the biting back. Maybe not nearly as hard as he is biting but enough to leave a bit of a mark. I did this once maybe twice early on with my oldest Trinity who is now 2 and she hasn't bit anyone in I don't know how long and she was doing it quite a bit for a little while. Kids are all different though and that may not work with your child. It's certainly worth a shot though. Good luck! With the fact that the child is 3 you may just need to sit them down and explain how it makes their victims feel and ask how they would feel if they were bit and do a little bite, not leaving any marks and say see how do you like it?

Denese - posted on 03/25/2010

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AS you know Jr did this out of defesne when other kids would hurt him. Biting him back only showed him it was ok and it wasnt so I dont suggest biting her back.

Denese - posted on 03/25/2010

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Hey Brooke,
Just instill whatever punishment you see fit for each situation and talk with her each time. Also find out why shes biting. It could be a defense mechanism and she needs to learn how to respond in those situations. It takes time she will learn to not bite. Your girls are gourgous and sweet. She will move past this. :-)

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Unless its out of excitement etc.. I would bite back. I did early on once, and it worked.Some moms will have cows over that suggestion but every kid is different and it worked for me. You can't have a kid go around and bite other people.

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are they biting you? other kids? themselves? etc? is it when they are excited, tired mad etc? for some kids, biting can be a security measure, just like sucking their thumb. if that is the kind of biting your child is doing, i would suggest googling it and looking for articles that talk about biting as a security for children. good luck!

Erica - posted on 03/22/2010

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Look i know that some moms will think that you shouldnt but I would pop them in the mouth. At three years old they are way old enough to understand not to bite. You could also bite them back. they dont want to be bit so they wont bite you. They are old enough to stop that. put your foot down, your mom, what you say goes. remember that! Hope it helps.

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