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How do we get our toddler to stop biting?

How do we get our toddler to stop biting?

See below: Consistent response to biting. Every time your child bites, he/she needs to be told “no don't bite.” You can even place in time out for a minute. Don’t bite back. It can take up to 2 to 3 weeks of consistent intervention to change the behavior. ...Read more

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Hi all, my 15 months old baby is biting ANA she is having a very agressive behavior, what should I do and why she is doing this?

Hi all, my 15 months old baby is biting ANA she is having a very agressive behavior, what should I do and why she is doing this?

Biting: Toddler biting is a challenge. Often little ones bite due to not having the language to express their feelings. Say no, redirect her to do something else. Also look at the circumstances the preceed the biting. Here is more info: http://www.Zerotothree.Org/child-development/challenging-behavior/chew-on-this-resources-on-biting.Html. ...Read more

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How can you stop a child from biting his or her nails?

How can you stop a child from biting his or her nails?

You can't: The more you try to stop it, the more he/she does it. This habit is often associated with other symptoms that indicate a hyperactive nervous system, most commonly activated through the ingestion of sugar in all its forms, including "diet" drinks. ...Read more

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Is it okay to bite my child to teach him that biting hurts?

Is it okay to bite my child to teach him that biting hurts?

Yes: I agree with dr webb in general but find some kids need a "hot" moment.Kids don't understand hot untill they have touched something hot & put the word & sensation together.Kids who bite don't necessarily understand pain is inflicted.An immediate one time bite from a parent often opens them to the concept of pain & bad choice. Do it within 30 sec or the kid won't understand & never break the skin. ...Read more

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How do you break a child from a habit of biting nails?

How do you break a child from a habit of biting nails?

Fingernail biting: This is very difficult to accomplish until the child is old enough to care about their personal appearance as it is usually an unconscious behavior. The good news it rarely has any health consequences other than the very occasional infection of the cuticle area (paronychia) which is easily treated. ...Read more

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How do I stop my child from biting other kids at daycare?

How do I stop my child from biting other kids at daycare?

Time outs: Every time your child bites, he should immediately and consistently be put in timeout. ...Read more

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Would you please share your ideas on how to stop a young child from biting?

Biting you???: If he/she is biting people it may be serious. If there are other symptoms he/she may be in the autistic spectrum. Get medical advice locally. ...Read more

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What are some methods I could use to stop my child from biting his fingernails?

Neg or positive: There are two ways to change behavior, negative and positive. For positive reinforcement we use rewards for any designated amount of time the child goes without biting. For negative we make nail biting a bad experience. One example is having your child soak his/her hands in vinegar. Then is tastes bad when they bite. It is up to you which you feel your child will best respond to. ...Read more

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What can do to prevent a child from biting their fingernails?

What can do to prevent a child from biting their fingernails?

Muvala: You can paint muvala on their fingernails. It's a nontoxic, safe but very bad tasting clear nail polish. ...Read more

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