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anyone else's LO biting?? Lucas and I were just playing around on the floor and he crawled on top of me and bit my shoulder!:angry1: I yelled "ow" really loud and put him on the ground and said no and he just kinda stared at me for a minute but I don't know if he really got it or not. He likes to bite clothing, like bite it and pull back and maybe he just got to close, but I don't want him to keep doing it. I just looked and he left a mark!! there is like a bruise.

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Aiden has bitten me while nursing and tried biting my legs a few times too. DH said that Aiden has bitten his arm a couple of times. With Aiden, I think he's just testing what happens. Every time he bites us, we pull him back so he can see our face and we make a big deal of putting a frown on our face and looking sad and hurt. We tell him ouch that hurts mommy/daddy and that we don't like that. A couple of times we did it successfully enough that he started crying (but there was no more biting for a good week afterwards lol). It's a rare occurrence around here now.
I remember from my brief time in a toddler daycare room that this one boy bit others because he could get his desires across and knew that biting would get him attention and what he wanted from other kids (so he's bite and then he'd get their toy he wanted). The teachers were working on him with baby signs and regular verbal skills both hoping that would help.

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Teagan went through a collar bone biting phase when she was too little to do anything about it. She really hasn't bit since but I know its probably coming, especially since there are biters in her daycare class.

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Julet has bitten me out of frunstration. She also bites me at the breast sometimes, when she is not happy. I put her down firmly and tell her it hurts. She usually cries, and does not do it for a while.

I have not getting any reports from daycare that she has bitten the other kids. TG.

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I've never been bitten. But I feel lucky. A friend of mine has a 22 month old who keeps leaving huge bruises on her from biting

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Chloe bit my arm once so hard it left a bruise, and tried to bite me a few other times unsuccessfully. Ever since I've refused to let her bite anything at all. That has helped. Biting stinks, yevorr went thru a stage and it was horrible.

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Ronin was biting my leg last night while I read him a story. He though it was funny hearing me say ouch and telling himn no so he kept doing it. It was a game for him so it is so hard to get him to stop it.

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Lyla is a biter and pincher. She bites my cheek a lot, she grabs our fingers and bites them and she's bit my arm and chest. Saying 'ouch', telling her no or other verbal commands have been completely useless in getting her to stop. DH bit her back once, but she thought it was funny cause he didn't bite her hard at all. And right now I have 3 bruises on my throat from her pinching me.

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Simon bites too, but definitely not meant maliciously. He is just teething or just likes to chew things. LOL! He always goes after my feet too for some reason. I guess he has a foot fetish. I just tell him no and stop him, he never does it too hard though. I think he thinks its a game.

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Yes, Natalie has been "biting" for awhile. She was biting before and actually getting flesh, now she does fake biting, and thinks its funny..

FYI, all my kids did this biting stuff and then ended up being really bad biters around 18mths to 2yrs.. That was really hard to break.. Just warning ya.. Smile

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"AnnaRO" wrote:

Lyla is a biter and pincher. She bites my cheek a lot, she grabs our fingers and bites them and she's bit my arm and chest. Saying 'ouch', telling her no or other verbal commands have been completely useless in getting her to stop. DH bit her back once, but she thought it was funny cause he didn't bite her hard at all. And right now I have 3 bruises on my throat from her pinching me.

Pinching is more of a problem than biting for us! He's been attacking my neck, my boobs (he likes to attack the opposite boob than the one he's nursing on), ears, nose, etc. I've been doing the same as I do for biting, but he's not as easily shocked by it for whatever reason. Though it may be b/c I've bitten him pretty hard before (not on purpose, he just put his fingers in my mouth with really bad timing lol).
DH says that Aiden likes to pull his arm hair and Aiden thinks it's funny that it hurts DH. :rolleyes:

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Odin is going through a biting, hitting, and pinching stage. We are using the 'no, ouch, that hurts me' response and showing displeasure in our facial expression. Also we don't engage in whatever activity we were doing when the bit/hit/pinch happens for a few minutes. Like if we were playing we stop and walk away for a minute or if he was being held we put him down for a few minutes. Sometimes he totally gets it and does the fake 'I want my way cry' and other times he gets upset because he doesn't like to be told 'no'. He has gotten me pretty bad a few times (gave me a bloody lip tonight by hitting me with a bath toy) and we are trying not to curb the behavior while he is still little(ish). Its been really hard because Odin does it to my 6 year old when they play and my older son thinks its funny and laughs. Totally sending Odin a mixed message.