2yo biting herself

(8 Posts)
PickledLily Tue 06-May-14 09:20:04

DD has developed a habit recently of biting either me, or when I won't let her, the nearest object or, more often, she will bite her arm. Really hard. Sometimes it's frustration because I won't let her have what she wants (yesterday it was the kitchen knifes!), but sometimes she gets upset out of the blue and I don't know why. She has silent reflux so I'm always wondering if she's having an episode and she's biting in pain, but am never sure. I don't think it's teeth, as she's not constantly chewing on things.

Anything I can do to stop the biting? It's awful to watch and bloody painful when it's me.

naty1 Tue 06-May-14 12:27:40

I thought they grew out of the reflux when they started walking?
Teething molars?

MiaowTheCat Tue 06-May-14 16:03:03

DD1 (just turned two) has done similar for a while... invariably it's when molars are grumbling and the second they're through the biting stops.

PickledLily Tue 06-May-14 20:32:59

"I thought they grew out of the reflux when they started walking?"

That's what the doctors kept telling us too (along with 'when she starts solids', 'when you stop BF at night' and 'when she's 2') but in our case it turned out to be cobblers. DD is one of the 5% that didn't grow out of it by 12 months sad

Interesting about molars. I guess it could be. She's a late teether though, her canines have only just emerged.

naty1 Wed 07-May-14 11:15:26

My dd seems to be allergic to soya and at 23m still spits up when she has some and has been very sick when teething molars and canines.
I dont suppose that will go away for my dd until she outgrows the soya allergy.

What will they do about her silent relux?

PickledLily Wed 07-May-14 11:36:50

She's on ranitidine, but I'm about to push for a referral as she's not under consultant care, despite meeting the (old?) NICE guidelines for referral. She doesn't spit up, it rarely gets that far just burns her throat/mouth.

I'm glad you've at least been able to identify the culprit in her diet. The reflux definitely gets worse with teething.

happygelfling Wed 07-May-14 19:39:38

Have you tried giving her a special thing that she's allowed to bite? I read about this technique somewhere... some children have special cushions to hit, for example. Perhaps something she can wear so that she always has it with her?

PickledLily Wed 07-May-14 21:20:27

She knows she's not supposed to bite so she will grab the nearest thing (my jumper, a toy, her arm etc) and bite that. It's hard seeing her so upset. I've just thought, it might be her glue ear too that is annoying her. Who knows. Hopefully this too shall pass.

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