Biting!

Nichole - posted on 11/10/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son just started biting me when he's angry. He's never done this before, he's 14 months. Just wondering how I can stop this before it gets out of hand. It's only happened a few times so far and I told him "No bite, that hurts Mommy." He just gave me a dirty look, but didn't do it after I said no.

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Suzy - posted on 11/12/2010

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My daughter is almost three and she bites her 2 sisters and her father at times but some of it is because her speech is weak and other times she just like the attention it brings and the reactions from you or who ever she bites. All you really can do is reinforce that biting is bad to do and it makes people cry.Hope you find what works soon good luck!

Oriana - posted on 11/10/2010

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Oh man! My son used to do that to me too...if he got mad he would just bite me! I had a doctor tell me to "nibble" back at him...i tried that..it not only didnt work but it also made me feel bad! Then i had another doctor tell me to flick him in the mouth( not aggressively of course).. well.. that just seemed weird, but it kind of help....kinda... he stopped biting me however when he got really really mad he would bite himself.. and thats when i decided to go my route and just grab him when hes doing it, say no very sternly and put him in his crib for 2 minutes (since at that age we know they wont sit in a timeout chair haha) and well that helped me because he realized that his temper wasnt affecting me (in the outside) lol

Lorrie - posted on 11/11/2010

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Biting should lead to an immediate time out! I am not quite sure what a biting action back would be sending as a message, but I can't imagine it would be good.

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Ashley - posted on 11/12/2010

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I hate the biting stage! My son bites when he is mad, I don't understannd why babies know that biting hurts and that is just what they do when they are angry. To show they are angry they bite, it's weird! haha, but when my son would bite I would squeeze his cheecks (not hard) and say "no biting" he would get mad and sometimes go after me again, and then sometimes not. It's frustrating with biting, but you'll figure something out that works. It just takes time!! Hang in there! : )

Nikkole - posted on 11/10/2010

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my son went through the biting stage but i bit him back (not hard) it worked for him but every child is different! I would try grabbing his hand and getting down on his level and in a very serious voice tell him NO BITE and then put him in time out for 1min! Good luck!

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