Childhood biting and stopping it
June 13, 2007 10:09am CST
When my boys were young, my oldest hardly ever bit anyone, he was bitten several times though (one time coming home from day care with 8 welts on his back). Then my youngest son used to bite his brother all the time, never anyone else, just his big brother. Now, we have a baby girl. I am afraid that when she gets older, she'll start biting. I don't really remember how we got our two oldest to stop biting, they just stopped. I just don't want our daughter doing this too. Is there a way to prevent her from biting at all or a way to stop her from biting fast?
• United States
13 Jun 07
My kids never really bit. But the little boy I babysit started to bite my daughter. We caught it right away and he quit pretty quickly. We would just give him a tap on the mouth and tell him no. He listens really well. He still bites once in awhile though. Most kids that age bite out of frustration because they can't talk to tell what they want. Usually when he bites my daughter its because they were fighting over a toy. Another thing you could do is to bite them back. Now i'm sure that will get people flipping out...but it works. You don't bite them too hard, just enough to get the point across that its not a nice feeling.