Ok, how can I get my 20 month old to stop biting? Help

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Beth - posted on 09/13/2010

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you are trying to teach them not to bite ... you tell them no and and let them know that it is not nice to bite and that it hurt's you.

Marissa - posted on 06/03/2013

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MY 20 month old will not stop biting me! I have tried time outs, biting back, ignoring it, talking and I am at a loss. what should I do?

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Allison - posted on 09/16/2010

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OMG, ladies thank you all for the advice. To be honest I have heard that before to bite him back, not hard but just enough so that he knows it hurts. I never did because I never thought that would be the way, but I'll try it hopefully it works. And yes I've tried the Yo Gabba Gabba. I even have my two teenagers singing it to him. Again thank you all.

Kristen - posted on 09/14/2010

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I agree 100%..Bite back. It sounds horrible but it works. I only had to do it once with my son and he never bit again. My daughter will act like she is going to but I just ask her if she would like mommy to bite her and she stops. This is something that has to be stopped and timeouts usually dont work. AND BEFORE I HAVE 20 MOMS YELL AT ME FOR SAYING THAT.... I said USUALLY dont work.

Amanda - posted on 09/13/2010

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Bite him back, even when it's other people that he bites. It lets him know that it hurts and that's why he shouldn't do it.Good luck

Samantha - posted on 09/13/2010

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Allison,
My babygirl is 19 months. She started biteing when she was around 9 months. Her back teeth were coming in. However, she made it a habit to bite. She still bites her dad. She does not bite me anymore because I bite back! =) and she knows it. I ♥ her to pieces, but her bites hurt and i had to put an end to it. ;)

Ashley - posted on 09/13/2010

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Bite him back! I mean, not hard enough to draw blood or anything, but just hard enough to startle them and let them know that it hurts! They'll stop if they get bit back enough! Good luck!

Michelle - posted on 09/11/2010

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I have a bitr too, she is 2 1\2 years old and then my son bites back in response. i have tried everything. nowi put them in time out for 2-3 minutes. when they have cooled down i try to explain why we don't bite, i also gave them better options to display thier anger instead of biting. the kids usually will not bite for a long while after discussion. Yogabba Gabba has helped too, we go around singing "Don't bite your friends" and i remind them of this with each episode of biting.

Lori - posted on 09/10/2010

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I 100% agree with Tarryn, I know lots of people that use that technique, I myself have and it does work. They need to understand biting hurts. Now you also have to be careful and make sure the reason behind the biting, are they doing it to be mean or do they have teeth coming in and their mouth hurts? If it is the 2nd one than maybe your child needs a teething ring, my son loves pickles when his teeth hurt because they are cold and he can bite into them. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Tarryn - posted on 09/10/2010

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Hi Allison...I know this sounds harsh...A family member once told me that if your child bites you...you must bite them back, not to leave marks though!!! My son bit me at 15m and that very time, I bit him back. He is now 18m and has never biten me again.

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