View Full Version : Biting 9 Month Old HELP!!!
08-05-2008, 09:35 AM
I desperately need your help. When Charlie is tired he bites...HARD! He has all four of his front teeth. Now when I say he bites, I mean he bites and bites and bites and bites. Not just one bite. Many, many of them. Over and over and over. Unfortunately he thinks it's funny. He has no clue he's hurting us and when we cry out or say 'No!' he laughs because he thinks what he's doing is funny.
08-06-2008, 02:53 PM
Please! I need some advice here. What can I do about this??? Hasn't ANYONE had this problem?
08-07-2008, 10:21 PM
My son used to pinch and still does occasionally. I usually would just put him down as he wanted attention so this eventually worked as he started associating pinching with getting put down immediately. Also, he would pinch my neck when he was tired at bedtime or naptime which was not only a bit painful but so ANNOYING; it drove me absolutely bonkers....so same thing, I would just put him in his crib right away when he started instead of the 5 minutes of snuggletime we usually have after his bottle. I'd let him cry for 5 minutes then try snuggletime again and if he pinched he'd right away go in the crib again....as he always did this at naptime/bedtime. During the day I put him down on the floor in the living room attended but would not pick him up if he continued to pinch. He hardly ever does it anymore so usually I'll gently take his hand away from my neck and say "no pinching" first and then if he does it again put him down. He is 11 months old now but started this bad habit months ago! I'm glad its more under control now.
08-08-2008, 12:35 AM
Oh charliesmommy I'd been in the same boat DD use to bite me every time she was bored, fuzzy or happy, the only solution I found and work to me was puttig her away as luckymama2 said, cry or auch! dosen't work because they think it's funny and cruelty is part of an infant, so put him away and give him the look and little by little his gonna star understanding that bitting isn't the way.
08-08-2008, 11:22 PM
My DD, now 4 did this from the time she was a year old until about 3. She would get me good, brusing, teeth marks and all. People at work started asking questions about my husband. I finally had to tell them it was my daughter.
Sounds mean, but I had to bite my daughter back to get her to stop. I dealt with it for 3 years before I listened to everyone around me. Finally, after being biten for the 1 millionth time, because she was mad, I bite her back. She hasnt bitten me since, and when she goes to do it, I tell her I will bite her back. She says "No, that will hurt me" I just tell her it hurts me too, and she says ok she wont do it. It works for pinching too! Just the threat alone keeps her from doing it. She now tells me she is mad, and needs a hug, which she gets.
Be careful when telling them you will bite them back in public. I got a nasty look from an old lady at Kmart one time, dont think she cared for my parenting technique. "OH WELL" The kid didnt bite me then either.
08-11-2008, 10:41 AM
I've tried the put down method and got no where. :(
A friend suggested that I pinch his earlobe and that seems to have worked. I only had to actually do it twice. (He's a pretty tough kid.) He didn't cry either time but he sure did feel something. Now he barely bites at all and when he does go to bite all we have to do is go for his ear and he stops.
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