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    Hi everyone,
    I need some advice.
    My almost 10 month old daughter has started biting. Not, 'can't latch onto breast properly' biting, it's 'I'm gonna crawl up to you, pull on your clothing and bite you' biting. It has only started happening the last two days and each time she has been given a smack and put to her cot. Hubby said none of his other kids have done it and doesn't know what to do about it and friends of mine have said the same.
    Am I doing the right thing? Any advice would really help.
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    I wouldnt be smacking but thats because I dont believe in it.

    I tell them 'dont bite mummy' and then put them down (if carrying) and move away.

    DD grew out of it. DS is still in biting mode and he will grow out of it too.

    Is she getting a tooth? I found at that age mine were getting more bitey if they were teething.

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    She has been teething for months she has her two bottom middle, two top front and the two either side of her front teeth now.
    She doesn't do it to anyone else otherwise I'd say it is teething but she is with hubby a lot and other friends of mine and doesn't bite anyone else. I'm thinking it is for attention and I hope she just grows out of it with proper reinforcement.

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    my 10m old ds bites us occasionally. I firmly say no or no biting please. I wouldn't smack, definitely not a baby anyway.

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    Personally I wouldn't smack either. I used to say 'ow!' very firmly and put DS in his crib or on the floor. He learnt pretty quickly :-)

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    If she's doing it for attention, putting her down or walking away from her should be enough to make her stop (after a stern "No biting!"). No need to smack, just show her that biting gets her zero attention.

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    Thanks for the tips. 😁

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    Agree with everyone no smack just put bubs down and move away zero attention

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    Why on earth would you smack a baby for biting you. That's teaching them you get your own way through domination/submission.

    A firm "no - ouchies" place on floor (not cot! That's supposed to be a place for relaxing sleep!) and walk away if needed.

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    I definitely don't think you should smack a 10 month old, besides still being so little you are teaching her that that is how you get your way. It's also confusing, don't bite me but I can smack you.

    Babies bite for so many reasons; teething, playing, attention. She's still learning and it's a phase that will go as quickly as it came. Saying 'no biting' and putting her down or walking away is reasonable 'discipline.'

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