The biter

Posted 11-26-2012 at 10:57 AM by whitneywalters

My sixteen month old daughter is a biter. She is still nursing and she bites me almost every time she nurses. She also bites me on the shoulder and arm often. I am not the only one she bites, she bites her dad a lot and she has bit her grandparents. We are not sure why she bites so much, some of the time I know she does it out of frustration and other times she will be sitting with you happily and then she will just turn around and bite you. She has left bruises on me and even broke the skin. This is not just from teething either because she does it all the time, not just when cutting a tooth.

I have been trying everything I can think of to get her to stop. I have firmly said no bite and then put her on the ground, I have yelped really loud and then put her down, I have covered her mouth with two fingers and firmly said no biting, I have offered her things to bite instead and nothing seems to work. I am at my wits end.

Recently she started biting her siblings whenever she was upset with them. Mostly she does this to her three year old sister when they fight over toys. I know part of it is because Kairi has a tendency to be a little mean to Amelia and this is her way of fighting back. I still want to get her to stop. I do not want this behavior to carry over when she is playing with other kids or when she  is at the church nursery.

I guess for now I am just going to keep trying what I have been doing and pray it starts working. I am not sure what else I can do at this point.

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