Reasons Why Your Toddler Bites

By: Mark Patterson


Just about every child has bit but whether or not they should be classified as a biter is another thing. In daycares studies have proven that around half of the children have been bitten about three times a year. So biters are common.

Biting happens in many stages. The first stage is when the teeth are erupting from the gums. This is when your toddler will bite to make their gums feel better. This should be done on a rattle or a teething ring. If your baby tries to bite you while breast feeding quickly remove the infant and set them down in a safe place. When an infant gets a negative response from their mother they will soon stop biting.

Around the time that your toddler celebrates their first birthday is when they may experiment with biting again. They usualy bite to show some excitement. When this stage that they are going through your toddler may try to bite you be certain that your respond firmly each and every time and the biting should stop.

Again your toddler may start to bite around the age of two. Your toddler bites at this time to show that they want to be independent. If your toddler bits at this stage be certain that you give your child a time out and make sure that you explain that being bitten hurts. Teach your toddler commutation skills that they may be lacking. After your toddler has the skills that are needed to commutate the biting should stop.

Be sure to watch your toddler closely if they are going through a biting phase. It is best to acknowledge good behaviour. Another good tip is to offer something for your toddler to chew on. If you catch your toddler biting you need to immediately respond with a firm toned voice and put your toddler on a time out.

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