Oh no!Not another bad one!

@neelygal (1022)
Bahamas
June 18, 2008 11:52am CST
My 11 month old daughter now has 4 teeth which she is learning to use quite well.Yesterday her brother was giving her a kiss and she bit him on his lips.She left her teeth marks on his lips and he screamed for awhile about it.I cant believe she going to be a bad kid too,lol.I though girls were suppose to be the good ones right?Share your opions please.
4 people like this
8 responses
@dandj929 (424)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I wouldn't say she is a "bad kid". I think she is just learning what her teeth can do and what they can be used for. At eleven months children can't really comprehend that some of their actions can inflict pain on others. Hopefully she realized that she hurt her brother won't do it again. I am a preschool teacher and have worked in daycares before that. I have seen real "biters", children that constantly bite other children and adults. They do have issues that need to be worked out. But at your daughters age it is hard to tell if she will be a true biter. Best of luck with the biting!
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
We have learned "Do not put your fingers in Katie's mouth!" She has about four or five prominent teeth and she is such a little charmer that if you do not watch, chomp! She puts everything in her mouth and she can sneak away very quickly even though she does not crawl, she sort of crabs along, one leg out and the other leg underneath. Think of those new vacuum cleaners that roll along by themselves and you get the idea.
2 people like this
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Girls are not that easy. We had 3 and they kept me on my toes all the time. Our oldest was the most difficult. She was always getting into trouble at home, outside in the yard, in preschool, in elementary school and junior high. By the time she was in high school she actually behaved. Girls are curious and whine alot. Our oldest use to bite me until I returned the favor one day. Didn't hurt her but she never did it again. Today she is a very successful psychotherapist so one never knows! Hang in there, it will get easier.
2 people like this
@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Shes not bad just doing what she wants to do, what all kids do at some point or another. This is the part where you step in and be the parent and teach her that its not right to bite. There are a few ways you can go about doing that. First is to bite back - I don't agree with that but many parents will say it works. Second is to put them in time out - Not some thing I see as effective for biting but again some thing some parents do. Third is to spank (not beat them spank on the diaper) them - Again some thing I don't see as effective but some parents do. Fourth and what I did - Give her a fishy face. My nephew bite me once - he did it to every one else all the time. When he did it I IMMEDIATELY took one of my hands put my fingers on his cheeks smushed his lips and said very stern don't you ever bite me again! I didn't do it hard - just enough to give him the fishy face. He NEVER bite me again. He is 4 and still bites his mother. She says "hes just excited" my response to that is no hes a brat do something about it. Again this is the part where you have to be the parent. Don't allow your kids to be "bad" teach them!
2 people like this
@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
18 Jun 08
She is not being "bad" she is being a baby and trying new things this is the way she is going to learn what she can and can't do. I f you make her understand that biting is a no-no you probably won't have a problem with that. I, in the end had to actually bite my daughter (not enough to leave a mark, just enough so that she knew it hurt) after that she quit with the biting.
1 person likes this
@Gemmygirl1 (2871)
• Australia
25 Jun 08
Maybe she just needs to be taught not to do it - i don't class this as being a bad kid as all kids try the biting thing & when taught properly they will stop. Some people just say no, others bite back but which ever option you go with, just make sure it's persistant & you do it every time you catch them biting. It's like my nieces - again, girls - 1 of them swears a lot or pokes out her tongue, the other one screams or spits - lately, i've just been telling them they wont be having a birthday if they don't start behaving. I guess they don't really listen but i'm not their Mum so it should be up to her to make them stop. I think my daughter tried the biting thing with me once & i just looked at her & growled NO - she kind of looked like she was in shock & never did it again!
• United States
21 Jun 08
u need to remember that a kid is a kid till they develop there mind into mature mind that able to know what's good and bad. right now parenst need to guide this kids who consider to be an infant yet. just let her know what's is no no to do and yes yes to do. kids can easily get things and understand it. so dont let her feel that way.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
19 Jun 08
Oh..no..Because she bites it does not mean that she is a bad girl.It is very common for babies to bite while teething.. She is learning what she can do with her teeth..To stop your daughter biting around, you can use teething gel or a teething ring.They will ease your baby's discomfort.When she bites others, be consistent and firm. Say "No biting". See that your baby is not frightened. More importantly, at this stage remove all those things that cannot be digested.Even some toys may have paints that can come off when biten. These may be hazardous to your baby. Never hurt your baby when she bites. She does not do it purposely. She bites becaus of the discomfort and because she does not know that it hurts others. So teach her in a soft way.