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Old 06-05-2007, 05:24 PM   #1
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My DD is a biter! Yikes! WWYD?

DD is 9 months old and she is a biter. She will cuddle and put her head down on your shoulder and ...BITE! and HANG ON!! I literally have pried her teeth apart to get her off of my shoulder, arm, leg, etc.

Evidently I was a biter too and my grandmother (who raised me) just bit me back. Obviously I am not going to do this. It didn't work anyway, I was a biter until I was five.

What do I do to stop this? Currently I put her down if I am holding her and move away if I am sitting on the floor.

Sometimes I say 'no bite.' I try not to react at all but sheesh, it hurts some times!

Sorry this is long but any suggestions would be most welcome!!Yes, she has plenty of teething toys!


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Old 06-05-2007, 05:27 PM   #2
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Re: My DD is a biter! Yikes! WWYD?

Same problem with my 1yr old... will be watching this thread.
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Old 06-05-2007, 06:51 PM   #3
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Re: My DD is a biter! Yikes! WWYD?

My 9mth old did that about 3 times... so I dont know if he is a BITER.. ya know.. so what I did may not help you ..
BUT when he bit.. I got a deep tone of voice and told him simply :STOP BITING while looking at him in his eyes ) and removed him from me.. I would put him down.. he would cry and I would say .. " no biting mama.. that hurt mama..: after about 3 times... ( not in a row ) he has stopped..
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Old 06-05-2007, 07:28 PM   #4
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Re: My DD is a biter! Yikes! WWYD?

i agree, immediate firm "NO" and put child down away from you. just a few second "timeout" then cuddles so she knows you still love her
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Old 06-05-2007, 07:32 PM   #5
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Re: My DD is a biter! Yikes! WWYD?

Evan all of a sudden starting biting us really REALLY hard around 8 months or so, and we just let him bite, then wouldn't ya know but a week or so later he had four more teeth. He still will bite my fingers if he's about to break a tooth. If that's what he needs to get by, and since there's no maliciousness to it, I don't really care.

But if it's not teething, I'd just say firmly "ow, biting hurts", and find something else for her to chomp on.
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