Health Tip: Is Your Child a Biter?
(HealthDay News) -- Biting is a common behavior in toddlers, who may be easily frustrated.
The Nemours Foundation offers these suggestions to help curb biting among toddlers:
First, give attention and comfort to the person who has been bitten.
Calmly and firmly address the biter with simple language, such as "no biting" or "biting hurts."
Talk to the child about alternatives to biting, such as using words like "stop" or "no."
Redirect a frustrated toddler with positive ways to burn off energy, such as by playing a game or dancing to music.
Put the child in a timeout; one minute per year of age is a good benchmark.