We’ve officially entered a territory that I have never been in before. Yes, my child is a biter. Avery has started to bite and it’s absolutely terrifying. I never had to deal with this with Harlan, so I am going about this without any prior knowledge on the subject.
I’m not sure if it’s the teething that Avery is currently going through or some of the frustration that she gets when she is playing, but no matter what it is her current reaction to all of it is to bite. And let me tell you, she may be tiny, but her bites hurt. She bit my shoulder last week and it left a bruise.
It’s been about a month now that we’ve been dealing with the biting. It comes and goes in spurts and thank goodness she hasn’t bit any of her friends on playdates. While I am no expert on the subject, I have found that there are several things that have helped us to curb her biting.
Check out some of the methods that have worked for us to help your baby stop biting.
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