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31/03/2013 at 20:36
P seems to have learnt to bite! She is generally very loving and affectionate but in the last week or so she's found a new use for her teeth. So far it's only H she's taken a chunk out of but i'm sure she'll expand on her victims soon.
So, best way to deal with it and is it just a phase?!?! Totally ignore/say NO loudly and move away from her (my favoured option) or a better idea? She's 13 months so doesn't understand a huge amount as yet. H was so shocked this afternoon he laughed when she did it, not the most helpful response!!
She's only got 6 teeth but he's got a mark through his jeans!
Am hoping CP will see this as i know she had a similar problem with I. I'd like to try and nip it in the bud asap, excuse the pun!
31/03/2013 at 20:53
They really are the make and female version if each other aren't they!
Isaac is STILL biting , thankfully (if its anything to be thankful for) its only been adults so far, me, h, the cm, a random woman at playgroup!
I basically watch him like a hawk at any groups, I usually see when he's gearing up to biting (he clenches his teeth and then its like he spies someone) so I remove him, I always say firmly 'no biting' and repeat it, use our 'no' sign, and have a stern face....which he totally ignores!
Tbf its usually when he's got teeth coming in and it's not been for a while but had started again this week as he has a new tooth coming.
I'm hoping one day it will just click and he won't bite , the cm totally knows the signs now and says she always removes him when she sees him gnashing
31/03/2013 at 21:19
F bit H on his chest yesterday. He's taken a chunk out of my leg before too. He doesn't do it all the time and I think I've started to see a pattern in that it seems to be when he's teething.
It's either that or an age thing as they're all about the same age!
31/03/2013 at 21:33
Well I got bitten on the chin by E and her 5 teeth yesterday - it bloody hurt!
She's nowhere near understanding "no" yet but I said it anyway and put her down on the floor for a few seconds on her own (mostly so I could check she hadn't drawn blood!) x
31/03/2013 at 23:10
Isobelle has only tried to bite me a few times but it was when she was frustrated that she wasn't getting milk quick enough. & a few times at the end of a feed. Each time I've said no in a firm voice & she cries. Hope it's just a phase x
01/04/2013 at 05:17
At this age it is likely she's doing it for relief from teething and not out of spite. However, if she gets a reaction from it (especially a shocked laugh ), it will become a game for her. A firm no and moving away from her is IMO the best way to deal with it. OR you could do as I saw a babies nanny do last week and bite her back
01/04/2013 at 14:41
Haha yes, i remembered your post about that WS! I think we'll go with the firm no option. Actually i do think she is getting more teeth as she's chewing on loads of stuff so it's hopefully that! H was firmly told off too for the laughing!!
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