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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Help! I've Been Bitten!

So, sometime in the past couple of months, my son decided that I must be really good to sink his 4 teeth into because it seems like that's all he wants to do now! And it freaking hurts! This also goes along with pulling my hair, slapping me in the face & chest and using me as his personal human jungle gym. My guess is that you've dealt with some of this too?

I need your help. I could use your suggestions on if and what I can do something to get the biting to stop. My son is now 11 months old, is it too early to "punish" him? What did you do to make your child stop? Or do I just let this ride out because it's just a thing?

In the meantime, I will try my best to enjoy the daily beat up I get because it means that my son can move and shake. I am glad that he is growing like he is and I'd rather get bitten than him not be able to do these things. Thanks in advance for your advice!


  1. You are right he is too young to punish, but not too young to learn. My oldest started biting when he was young, less than a year) and I would say "no bite" and usually set him down and walk away. If they realize they aren't going to get attention when they do it, they will usually stop. Kids often want attention good or bad, so at the age that strategy usually works. Plus aseptically at that age, just keep in mind he isn't trying to be bad, just trying out his new teeth and learning cause and affect, which is why the lack of reaction or attention at the time is a great strategy at this age. Thanks so much for linking up with the Best of the Blogosphere link up. Sorry I was so slow to coming around to comment!

    1. Thank you for reading and for your advice, Emmy! I'm sorry that I am just now getting back to you!