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
- 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
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