My 13-month-old is biting at daycare: Advice?

My 13-month-old is biting—kids at daycare, mommy, daddy’s face REALLY HARD and leaving marks. I have tried tapping his lips saying no biting, I’ve tried the stern NO! and he laughs… I have tried redirecting to teethers or food, which doesn’t work. I have tried showing him how to do fishy kisses, still bites. At first, I thought it was just him trying to give kisses, but he bites arms and legs too. He got teeth very early (4 @ four months), and is teething again getting molars. I’m hopeful that he will grow out of it but asking advice from the mammas out there that have had to deal with this.

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Pediatrician told me to bite them back til they get the point it hurts

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My daughter did it to very viciously biting the kids i took her arm pressed her teeth on her arm to show her how it felt and she never bit again

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Bite them back or start spanking along with timeout time.

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Following. My 2 year old bites but only bites me :upside_down_face: I don’t believe in biting back or smacking the mouth though as I feel that’s abuse! But any OTHER advice would be helpful!!

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I know it sounds mean but bite him back not to hard but enough to show it hurts… you may have to do it a couple times but he / she will learn

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Bite back. Just hard enough where they wince and they know it hurts.

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Also you could go and put his arm or fingers by his mouth for him to bite that, if that doesn’t work bite him gently, each time do a little harder

Spank his thigh. And before any of you start trippin. I don’t mean HIT, I mean pop.

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Its like hair pulling. You have to do it back, with in reason.

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Omg this is normal?! My daughters 6months n is teething bad n BITES EVERYTHING , i laughed reading this bcuz i was scared something was wromg with my kid lol

I have worked with hundreds of kids and the one thing that I have seen that works the best is when one kid bites back or a parent bite them back.
I have seen many different parents try different methods and just ask me how to stop it.

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Bite back. Just enough to show it hurts

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My daughter bite. Had to bite her back ! She quit right away. Just hard enough to show her how it hurt…

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Bite him back… made my son stop his dr said to do it. I’ve seen kids suspended from daycare over it cause parents dont try to stop it.

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Bite him back one good time n he will never do it again

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Bite back

Spank and go in time out

Bite on a bar of soap

Put their own fingers in their mouth make them bite themselves

Pop them on the mouth just enough to get their attention

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I worked at a daycare with this problem, our biter stopped biting once another kid had enough and bit her back

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Bite him not breaking skin but enough to hurt a little to show him that it hurts.

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Biting is due to lack of communication skills. I used to work at a daycare and this is more common than you would think. It’s frustration that adds up because they can’t communicate what they want to say, get upset and they act out this way. My son only ever bit I think once but I think he wasn’t much of a biter because we worked really hard on communication skills from the time he was a really little baby with sign language. He had more ways to express himself so it decreased that. As for the bite him back idk I’ve never had to take it that far. But I definitely recommend working on sign language and language skills.

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