Of all the possible embarrassing scenarios you encounter as a mother, your child injuring another tops the list. Pushing, hitting, kicking, stealing and biting other children are serious issues that you want to nip right away, regardless if your child was the victim or attacker (I know, strong word). One of the nastiest of these actions is biting, and your child will probably experience being both the bitten and bitee at least once in their life. It’s important to note that kids bite for a number of reasons, many of which have absolutely nothing to do with anger or intending to inflict harm. If you find yourself with a biter, then check out this great list of ideas on curtailing your toddlers chomping.
1. No Pretend Biting
You’ve probably been play biting your children’s toes and fingers since they were babies (they’re just so cute!). But now that your toddler is a little more aware, they probably can’t differentiate between play and real biting. They may try and “bite” their friends hands, thinking they are sending a message of love like you do. As hard as it is, stay away from pretend biting so you don’t confuse them.