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Old 05-16-2003, 11:52 PM - Thread Starter
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She just turned one a week ago, and has been biting for a while, but it has always been playful - never malicious. This wasn't malicious either, but it broke a capillary under my skin, and REALLY hurt! I am trying to discourage her from doing it again right now by putting her someplace safe (her crib - which is not where she sleeps and not a place she spends time at any other time), but she is in there, crying hysterically, and it has only been one minute. I am going to go get her, but how do I make her understand that she CAN NOT bite people?

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Old 05-17-2003, 12:00 AM
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My 15-month old bites as well. Not maliciously- but he will run up to me and bite me in the leg. He breaks the skin sometimes. He bit his sister and dh. We say, "no biting!" and set him away from us. He also bites while nursing. Nothing has worked for us, so I am interested to know what to do as well.

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Old 05-17-2003, 01:41 AM
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Perhaps offer the kiddos something else to bite? Something along the lines of "You can't bite mama (sister, papa, etc.) but you can bite this!" We've been doing this with hitting and it's finally catching on...

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