In the life of almost every parent, a situation arose when his child was biting someone. Mom, dad, another child, grandmother or your cat. Whoever fell under a hot hand, or rather a tooth, was unpleasant and painful to him. This means that this behavior is wrong, and we must fight it. But how to wean a child to bite so as not to run into something even more unpleasant?
Before giving an answer to this question, you need to understand the reasons why he does this because they are always there.
At the age of 5 to 7 months, the baby bites simply because in this way he tries to alleviate the pain that occurs when teething. The methods of struggle in this case are the most obvious: you need to give out a small “bite” rubber teething toys that are specially made for this.
What if a baby bites between the ages of 8 and 14 months? During this period, this can happen if the baby is tired or overexcited; discomfort or irritation can also become the cause of a “tooth test” of the parents. In addition, the parents themselves set a bad example for their child, biting his fingers in a sign of love and tenderness. And if father or mother do so, then, of course, their son or daughter is simply obligated to do this. Another aspect must not be forgotten: at this age, your baby actively learns the world through tactile and taste sensations. He is just curious to know what you taste like. How to wean a child to bite at this age? Pretend that you are in terrible pain, you should not overdo it, but a sensible grotesque will not hurt. Your baby is already able to understand what has hurt you, and will try not to do so in the future.
In the period from one and a half to 3 years, the child bites as self-defense or in order to attract attention, albeit negative. Your baby, despite its small size, can experience great feelings: helplessness, fear, irritation, anger. But his speech capabilities are not yet sufficiently developed to express his emotions in words, so he can bite someone to give an outlet to what worries him. How to wean a child to bite in this case? In no case do not use force, because unlike him, you have been talking a lot and for a long time, so use your weapon like this. Explain that it is painful for a bitten person to do this wrong. Try to spend more time with your baby so that he feels safe. Teach him to express his feelings in words or other actions that do not bring pain to others (breaking a pillow, wrinkling or tearing paper).
After 3 years, the child bites in the kindergarten or in the yard to protect himself from peer attacks, their ridicule and aggression in their direction. Also, the reason for such a reaction to a negative can lie in a stressful situation prevailing at home: frequent quarrels or divorce of parents, the arrival of another man in the house instead of dad, weakening of mother's attention due to the appearance of a little brother or sister. How to wean a child to bite in such a difficult situation? Before scolding your baby for “ugly behavior”, look around and think about whether it’s time to change your attitude towards the child and create a more comfortable environment for him at home.
This does not mean that you need to remain silent, on the contrary, the reaction on your part must follow without fail, so that the child clearly understands that it is impossible to do this under any circumstances. Therefore, be sure to strictly talk with him, if you consider it necessary, punish (leave without an evening cartoon, for example), but remember that adults are almost always to blame for the problems of children. And draw conclusions.