How can I get my three year old to stop biting?

I used to grab my son’s chin, look at him and say “don’t bite” when he was 2. It stopped him.

It’s ok the other three will get tired of that and knock her teeth out god bless them

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Big people don’t bite little people. This child needs intervention from the medical profession. Nor do big people hit little people or any people… if this happened law enforcement and children’s aid are the first place you call. Don’t about it, do it now to save a child

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I agree - only way U get her to stop is bite her back…sounds cruel but it works. They don’t understand it hurts.
Just after U bite her explain WHY U did it
My sister did this and it did truly work - her daughter never bit anyone again!

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Y’all biting back didn’t work with my now 4 year old but salsa did… now my 2 yo is biting and we tried salsa and this kid looked us in the eyes and said “yum” :weary:

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To the people saying “bite her back”, you’re fucking gross! stop abusing your babies! They’re babies and don’t fully know better or even understand. Sincerely, a perfect mom. (Yes I am a perfect mom. My kid isn’t abused in any way. Never has been and never will be. He’s 2.5, and acts more behaved than 5 year olds that are abused- spanked)

Tell her siblings to bite her back aswell, but not hard, just a little hard but gentle…

My daughter did that,I bit her one time just enough for her to see it hurt she stopped…she’s 38 now

Start biting her back and tell her siblings to do it back but not to break the skin.

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Bite her back. Same place she bites the victim. Hard enough to make her understand that it hurts.

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It may be an unpopular opinion, but bite them back! Not breaking the skin or anything obviously, but enough to startle them and realize it’s unpleasant. I have 6 kids and only 1 biter. He was on the brink of being permanently expelled from his daycare for biting. Another mom suggested it to me and I thought she was insane. Later that night, he bit me hard on the shoulder. I nipped him back in the same spot on his shoulder and he looked so confused. But he never bit anyone again after that! And he’s now almost 23 and a fine young man.

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I bit when I was a kid and I grew out of that. Now my son bites he’s 2

My daughter bit me once and I bit her back never did it again. Same with my youngest daughter she would bite her brother i bit her back and she never did it again. Mine are 9, 6 and 4.

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When my kids bit we bit back. They both stopped pretty quickly. The youngest is now 30

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I know it sounds cruel but when my son bite me I very calmly said I am going to bite you so you know how it feels. He never bit anyone again

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I agree with the majority, bite back. They don’t realize it really does hurt. I haven’t been in that situation though :expressionless:

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I’ve never seen everyone say the same thing before. Seems to be the proven method. I did the same with my now 11 year old when she was 2.

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In the daycare I worked for many many moons ago, with parents permission we would put vinegar in their mouths. They would not swallow it because it was so gross.

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Tell her that people have germs and when she bites she needs her mouth cleaned. Have her bite ivory soap.

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So my daughter goes through biting phases shes not quite 3. But I’ve noticed that the harsher the punishment only results in her acting out more. Each child is different so they will respond differently. I looked up how to deal with strong willed children and it has helped. She has to deal with consequences as opposed to being punished…which as adults sounds like the same thing but my daughter has learned better with consequences rather than punishment. I catch myself having a shorter fuse some days with her and those are our tough days…she has her days as well which is only human nature…patience and consistancy is when I’ve noticed a difference and it’s only when I have my bad days when we go 10 steps back and she starts acting out again.

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