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My year old daughter (who has just gotten teeth) is starting to bite when she doesn't get her way or becomes frustrated; me, other babies, toys, etc.?

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Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics
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In brief: Feedback

Keep telling her that biting isn't nice and offer her words to express her needs instead of biting.
If you (and her other caregivers) are consistent, biting should quickly give way to more acceptable behavior. Also, if you ever "play bite" with her, stop now, as it makes her feel that biting is ok in some circumstances, when it really is not. Good luck!

In brief: Feedback

Keep telling her that biting isn't nice and offer her words to express her needs instead of biting.
If you (and her other caregivers) are consistent, biting should quickly give way to more acceptable behavior. Also, if you ever "play bite" with her, stop now, as it makes her feel that biting is ok in some circumstances, when it really is not. Good luck!
Dr. Robin Larabee
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Dr. Harlan Wilson
Dentistry

In brief: Habits

Make sure she doesnot get her way when she bites.
If she learned this habit from other children or if she learned it from an uncomfortable situation she was in. Take her to the pediatrician if her bad habits persist. Teething could stress her and she could grow out of it.

In brief: Habits

Make sure she doesnot get her way when she bites.
If she learned this habit from other children or if she learned it from an uncomfortable situation she was in. Take her to the pediatrician if her bad habits persist. Teething could stress her and she could grow out of it.
Dr. Harlan Wilson
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Dr. Kuzi Hsue
Dentistry

In brief: Teething?

This problem is highly unlikely related to her teeth.
However, many children will chew on toys when teething. Most likely this is a behavioral issue not dental related. If she is teething you could try frozen teething rings, they will help and soothe the process.

In brief: Teething?

This problem is highly unlikely related to her teeth.
However, many children will chew on toys when teething. Most likely this is a behavioral issue not dental related. If she is teething you could try frozen teething rings, they will help and soothe the process.
Dr. Kuzi Hsue
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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics

In brief: Teething and biting

This is normal behavior -the child is curious about the world around them and one of the ways they can learn about it other then vision and hands, is by their teeth.
Unfortunately, now that they have teeth, the "biting" does not help. :) a soft correction and distraction, distraction, distraction is the appropriate way of preventing this. Just remember, this is a process and not a one time fix.

In brief: Teething and biting

This is normal behavior -the child is curious about the world around them and one of the ways they can learn about it other then vision and hands, is by their teeth.
Unfortunately, now that they have teeth, the "biting" does not help. :) a soft correction and distraction, distraction, distraction is the appropriate way of preventing this. Just remember, this is a process and not a one time fix.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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