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    Default Biting at daycare

    Today my 16 month old ds bit another child at daycare . Hes bitten me before but not for a while so i didn't expect this.

    Is there anything I can do at home to hopefully prevent it from happening again?

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    Default Biting at daycare

    Hey @heartstringz, my dd whose about the same age, bit at childcare yesterday too. It makes you feel horrible doesn't it! I'm trying to focus on the fact that the carers said it was very normal behaviour at their age. She's never bitten me so I've never had to deal with it at home. I have talked to her a bit today, while we were playing with her toys,about being gentle with our friends and I acted it out a little. Who knows whether she took any of it in but it made me feel like I was doing something at least.
    Last edited by BettyV; 03-11-2015 at 18:27.

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    It's a very normal stage of development! I promise you!
    Toddlers struggle with communication, self expression and general frustration. It's just a stage my dd but everything that moved!

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    Don't worry. Most kids go thru this phase.

    It will pass. Is he teething?

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    Yes he is teething - i thought he was cutting a molar but nothing seems to have apperared & its been almost a week. Hes definitely in pain in his mouth though. We are sending pain relief to daycare & they administer it as necessary.

    Glad to hear its normal. I still feel bad for the other child though.

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    I have been on both sides of the issue. It is mortifying but also rather normal.

    Pain relief, wet face washers and cold teething rings are good.

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    Biting is common but not neccessarily normal. Some bite, alot don't. Children bite for a variety of reasons, often because they can't communicate by speaking, frustration. Neither of my older boys bit and so far ds3 hasn't but ds1 was always bitten by the same child. The carers at dc ended up monitoring the child more closely after it happened more than a few times and would know when the child would bite so intervene before it occurred. This child had speech difficulties so would use biting as a form of communicating.

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    Yes. The OPs son is biting cos he is frustrated he is teething.

    Both my girls were shocking when teething.

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    This is very normal, just words like "gentle" or "teeth are for eating" etc

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    Thanks everyone!


 

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