So we're teething. 4 teeth almost completely in, and a bunch more working on it. Now he's biting on EVERYTHING. Fingers, our clothes, our bare skin, his toys (he does have teething toys). How do I get him to not bite us? It hurts! I've been doing "no bite" and redirecting, but it doesn't help. Any ideas?
10 mo old and biting
It will work. Use few words ("no bite!" is perfect) And move him away from you immediately. Not like put him in a crib or on the floor, but move out of bite range when you say it. You don't even have to put him down unless he's like a walking dead zombie...just arms length.
Try some toys that aren't actually teething toys. Babies love to play with non toys. Or toys that aren't just baby toys. Wood is a good teething toy too. I bought a wooden Ipod off of Etsy a few years ago, and it's been a great teether. Boon also has some great teething toys...some you can put a snack inside and let him gnaw on that, but not choke.
THIS one is a major favorite. I have a couple here for my daycare kids. I don't know what is so appealing, but they love it.
My daughter chews on EVERYTHING. She's at 6 teeth at 8 months & has been chewing for 4 months. She occasionally likes to give Mom a light gnaw on nipple to see if I'm paying attention. Saying 'no bite' and denying breast for 1 minute gets the point across. She gives me a "Just kidding" smile and stops. One thing that she loves is a breastmilk popsicle. I use a silicone self-feeder loaded with a breastmilk icecube. It helps with teething and she thinks it's really fun.