My 19 month old is biting his brothers how do I get him to stop?HELP

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Debbie - posted on 07/27/2009

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My nephew was a big biter. He just about broke my skin more than once. I had his teeth marks going around in a circle. I too bit him back (only hard enough to show him it hurts) I told him no more biting and he never bit again.

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I went through the same problem with my little boy when he was about 17 months, Him and his cousin were fighting and my son bit him hard. So i bit him back just so he knows how much it hurts to do it and it worked, he hasn't bitten ever since then. Although it sounds mean to bite your little one, but it will teach him that biting hurts!

Sami - posted on 07/25/2009

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my youngest daughter was attacked by a little boy in nursery school and had two quite bad bite marks to her face. after this ordeal she assumed that it was acceptable to bite and unfortunately started to bite her sister on the arms.
it took a little while of persistance, but each time she either bit, or i caught her ready in the act, i would stop her by putting my index finger to her lips, firmly saying 'don't bite' followed by either showing her the bite, or if she hadnt managed to bite yet i would make her give her sister a hug and say sorry.
took a lot of patience and a lot of observing. but after a couple weeks her biting fettish was non-existant. :)

Karen - posted on 07/25/2009

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I tried bitting my oldest back and it didn't work for him. He just kept bitting. I did find something that worked - Soap yes, soap a tiny bit of bar soap in the mouth. I know it sounds like abuse, however when they are breaking skin and causing each other to bleed that is abuse. It's worked for us. Good Luck.

Krista - posted on 07/23/2009

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I guess I just don't agree with that. Yeah, my mother did it to me and yeah, I stopped. But you're basically telling HIM it's not right but you're doing it yourself? How is that a lesson?

Sheena - posted on 07/23/2009

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i dont see a problem with it unless your ripping the kids skin off! saying no is not going to stop a 19 month old from biting lol all my friends did it to their kids, luckily mine never bit but it worked! they know how the pain feels. hes at the age where he understands and once he feels it, he'll be like ohh crap thats what it feels like? if you dont want to do that, just give him a teether or place him in front of another toy or give him a book (not in a corner) but just in another area in the house! thats what we used to do in the daycares ive worked at! its up to you, your the mom!

Sheena - posted on 07/23/2009

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bite him back...it sounds mean and "abusive" obv dont take his skin off lol but i promise, once you bite him back, he will never bite again!

Krista - posted on 07/23/2009

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Ahh.....the inevitable biting time. Unfortunately, he's teething and probably doesn't realize that what he's doing is hurting his brother. I'd say a very firm NO! and then putting him elsewhere with something else to do is about all you can do. By averting his attention, he's going to go onto the next thing. You might have to do this for a bit, but it's about all I can think of.

I didn't start biting my sister until I was older and my mom stopped me by biting me. Can't do that to a 19 year old and definitely can't do that in this day and age.

Krista - posted on 07/23/2009

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Ahh.....the inevitable biting time. Unfortunately, he's teething and probably doesn't realize that what he's doing is hurting his brother. I'd say a very firm NO! and then putting him elsewhere with something else to do is about all you can do. By averting his attention, he's going to go onto the next thing. You might have to do this for a bit, but it's about all I can think of.

I didn't start biting my sister until I was older and my mom stopped me by biting me. Can't do that to a 19 year old and definitely can't do that in this day and age.

Krista - posted on 07/23/2009

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Ahh.....the inevitable biting time. Unfortunately, he's teething and probably doesn't realize that what he's doing is hurting his brother. I'd say a very firm NO! and then putting him elsewhere with something else to do is about all you can do. By averting his attention, he's going to go onto the next thing. You might have to do this for a bit, but it's about all I can think of.

I didn't start biting my sister until I was older and my mom stopped me by biting me. Can't do that to a 19 year old and definitely can't do that in this day and age.

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