DD (16 mo) bites. She is teething - molars right now. DH and I both work full time, so she's in daycare most of the day. She used to bite at home, but hasn't done so in about a month. She does bite brother when he is being "too much" (too much hugs, too much kisses, too much carrying, too much hyper...).
The problem at the babysitters is that she is in a house with mostly younger babies. She apparently will crawl up into their bouncy seats, etc. and bite them on the hands/arms and/or face.
Today, the babysitter told me I had to do something, and said I should bite her ("cuz it only takes one time" - whatever). I think she blindsided me about this in front of the other babies' mamas to show them she was trying to do something, and I'm very upset about that, but that's another topic.
I need suggestions about what to do. I don't see her bite often. I've told the babysitter to put her in "time out" (sit her in the high chair) when she does that. I strongly suspect that DD would do better in the other house with older kids and possibly more attention. She is one of the oldest and one of the most independent, developmentally, of the kids in the younger kids' house.
At home, when she does bite, we say her name and "NO bite!" in a loud firm voice, then ignore her for a few minutes. She always cries about it and I know she hates the fact that we are not happy. But I can't go to daycare with her.
I cannot bite my child. I won't do it. But I have to do something. Any ideas at all?