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Old 01-22-2014, 03:51 AM
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Biting

Not really "dental health", but ....

A friend's daughter has a 1 year old and a house full of pets. The child had started biting the cats and the dogs! Mom wants to know what to do? I told her to bite the child back; not to break skin, but enough that it hurts and explain that is how it feels to whoever she just bit. She thought that was horrible! Do you have any suggestions. Moving the pets is not an option she says. Now the 1 year old has an infected hand where the cat bit her back!
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:35 AM
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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Children biting
There are four different kinds of biting.
  • experimental biting
  • biting from frustration
  • biting because of feeling powerless
  • biting under stress.
What parents can do

  • Don’t let children see that you think it is funny or a game.
  • Say firmly: “No! Biting hurts.”
  • Remove them quickly from the breast or arm or whatever they are biting.
  • Babies and toddlers will usually soon learn not to bite in this situation.
  • When children are teething they need lots of things to bite on because often their gums feel sore. Give them things that they can safely bite on, eg teething rings.
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When dd1 was in daycare at 2 1/2 there was a child that had taken to biting out of frustration, the parents were getting a divorce. BUT the child had to be removed from the daycare, he bit 5 kids in one day.


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Old 01-23-2014, 03:50 AM
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Thanks! I sent her the link!
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:05 AM
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That's a great help to my friend who's son is constantly biting everything, I'll pass the link on to her, thank you
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:34 AM
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:50 AM
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Good morning all!!

My dn's son is teething and starting to bite also. Just as we did with my dn when he went through this phase, and with Kyler's mother's permission, we are also biting him back. Again, not enough to break the skin, but enough to let him know it hurts. He is 11 months old, and does understand the word "no", but sometimes, like all kids, just doesn't listen.

I feel for the animals in the situation described by Cat Lover.

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Old 01-26-2014, 03:25 PM
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I did the same with my children and
grands. As well as years ago when a friends
child bit mine- - I bit him with his Mom's
permission. He never bit mine again for sure
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