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I would really love if you could ask other mums what they do with a baby that’s biting? We are having so many problems with our 15 month old baby biting others at daycare etc and were just not sure what to do next. Thanks

Posted by anon, 13/09/13

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  • I went through this with my daughter, also face hitting. So every time she bit or slapped me I put her on the floor and walked away, no eye contact, no reaction, nothing. A minute later as if nothing happened I would interact again, naturally & the second she did it again, I’d put her down. It only too, a couple of days would you believe! & I communicated this with day care also so they knew what I was doing to tackle the issue. They say more than 70% of tots go through a biting phase so take a breath, regroup & hopefully, as all kids/parents/families are unique, you will find something that works for you. All the best, I know it’s a challenging one xo


  • you need to teach him at home that it is wrong, does he think its funny? teach him its not!
    you need discipline if he bites you smack him say a firm cranky sounding NO! if that doesnt curb it bite him back, he will learn that biting causes pain and will stop. also dont be afraid to bite hard it will not cause any harm just tears and maybe a sore spot for a day or 2


  • he might not understand the word no yet. But i don’t know what to do except hold off until he stops biting then send him back to daycare


  • how did you resolve this problem. Reassuring to know that you are trying to turn it around. Kids do go thru phrases and are sometimes doing it trying to interact with the other kid but not knowing how to. It becomes an issue when your kid is the one being bitten and hasn’t done anything to provoke it and the mother is not concerned with stopping the behavior.


  • How are they going now?


  • how is it going now?


  • Hope some advice has helped and the biting has come to a stop.


  • Did the day care staff have any suggestions?


  • Has your 15 month old stop biting?


  • How is your baby going now?


  • mine never did so unable to help but a lot of good advice below.


  • It is a phase, you will have to be very persistent in trying everything you can to stop this, try and find something that will work.


  • Naughty corner or stool for a couple of minutes maybe


  • Bite back as gently as you can so they understand that it hurts. hopefully this will settle them, but also ask for advice from your day-care and see what they suggest.


  • My mum always says to bite back =S not sure how I feel about actually doing it but that’s what a lot of people say. I have the same problem with my youngest at the moment. She keeps taking chunks out of her 3 older sisters =(


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