All you need to know about baby bites

Despite the fact that it might seem unusual or surprising to you, biting is quite a common thing connected with childhood development. Young kids bite for a lot of reasons, from teething to finding out what reaction this behavior will provoke. Many kids between ages 1 and 4 go through a biting phase, which they soon outgrow. Still, biting is something you want to discourage. Luckily, there are many ways to deal with baby biting. In this blog, we will identify the reasons for which biting happens and suggest you how it can be resolved.

Kids bite for many reasons. The first one is that they are in pain. When babies bite, usually it is because of teething. They are doing it to relieve the pain of their swollen gums.

Biting means exploring the world. Kids often use their mouths to explore, just as they use their hands. Kids this age are not yet able to prevent themselves from biting the object of their interest.

Children might be looking for a reaction when they bite. They experiment to see what kind of reaction their actions will provoke.

They bite when they crave attention. In older children, biting is just one of several naughty behaviors used to get attention. When a kid feels ignored, discipline is at least one way of getting noticed, even if the attention is negative.

They feel frustrated. Biting is a way for some kids to assert themselves when they cannot do it through words.

But how to stop biting effectively? Practice prevention so that your kid will be less likely to bite in the first place. If your baby is teething, a teething ring, a teether, or a washcloth will help.  Avoid situations in which your child can get annoyed enough to bite.

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