My son is ten months and teething, which has to lead to him biting. Hard. It’s constant, and I’m covered in bruises. I try to redirect him with a toy or something else to chew on. I’ve yelped or said no bite sternly, but he just laughs. Other people tell me I need to hit him or bite back; I just don’t want to encourage him hitting or think hitting is a game. Have any of you dealt with this? Any suggestions that helped you? My son is ten months and teething, which has to lead to him biting. Hard. It’s constant, and I’m covered in bruises. I try to redirect him with a toy or something else to chew on. I’ve yelped or said no bite sternly, but he just laughs. Other people tell me I need to hit him or bite back; I just don’t want to encourage him hitting or think hitting is a game. Have any of you dealt with this? Any suggestions that helped you?
Start crying say it hurts
Don’t bite that baby back go get some ice trays and put fruit juice or milk in them it will soothe his gums or just get teething rings a freeze them
Bite him back to show him how it feels so he understands it hurt worked w my son
Bite back…My daughter had the same issue. After many many attempts to curve the behavior and i tried EVERYTHING. I don’t find joy in saying i bit my child but it worked.
I tried everything and I ended up biting my son back one time and he never did it again. They don’t realize it hurts until they feel it. It’s weird and feels like you’re doing something wrong but it does work
Bite back, if he doesn’t know what “it hurts” means, he will not stop.
I went thru this with my son and everyone always told me to bite him back.i refused to do so time went on for 6 months of this.finally when he drew blood I said enough is enough.i bit him back once not really that hard but he never bit anyone again
Flick him in the mouth.
We always did a slight flick on our kids lips. Nothing that HURTS! Just a simple flick with a STERN “NO!”
Pfft, I bit mine back. They stopped real quick.
He doesn’t understamd it hurts.
This is when empathy teaching starts… If you don’t want to be hit, keep your hands\teeth to yourself. Nobody is saying make him bleed but make him understand that he doesn’t like it so nobody else does either.
I have been in your sitiation with my one year old daughter… It got so bad she started causing blood blisters and ripping chunks of skin out of mine and my familys hands, arms, feet and faces.
Honestly? After three weeks of it I tapped her hand (gently, no marks left and she didn’t cry) with a very loud, stern NO. She looked at me in shock and crawled to plau with toys.
I have nothing but guilt and shame admitting I snapped and tapped, but she hasn’t done it since.
I used to bite my kids back but not hard enough to leave a bruise but so they know it doesn’t feel good
My LO is 8 month, still no teeth, but full teething…and yet when he nurses i swear hes biting down/ clamping and it hurts so bad… He pinches too with his nails… I just say No and that we will tey again and if he continues i take him away, and say we will try again later.
When my son did it I bit him back. He never did it again
My grandson went through A TERRIBLE stage of biting when he was about 13 months old… Biting other children, me, his mom, etc… Didn’t stop until the day I bit him back rather hard! He never bit again!
My son bit me once so bad that I was bleeding and my natural reaction was to bite him back but not as hard as he bit me and that was the last time he EVER bit anyone again.
As harsh as it sounds it does work as they then understand why people tell them no biting.
Also get teejel or Ashtons and Parsons to rub on the gums to help numb them a bit to stop the pain, you can also bit rough hard foods in a small bag for them to chew on so it helps cut the gums and release the pain they have.
Don’t bite back, that teaches him its okay to bite. Say ow, or hiss your breath inward, the sound makes my 11 mo son stop. Just keep trying to redirect, he will learn. He’s just a baby.
I used to soak washcloths and freeze them in baggies, and let my son chew on them when they were frozen. He got to satisfy the biting urge and the cold helps to numb the gums a bit.
Give him a toddler toothbrush to chew on…worked for my grandson…