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2yo biting herself till she bleeds - help!

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PeggyCarter Mon 25-Jul-11 19:21:35

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AngelDog Mon 25-Jul-11 23:15:50

I'd have guessed teething - or maybe some other sort of pain perhaps.

My 18 m.o. DS has recently started biting his wrist/forearm, - not as badly as your DD but I can see the bite marks when he stops. I think it's teeth with him, as he's chewing lots of things and his latch is uncomfortable when I bf him which always happened when he was teething before.

How about offering a non-food alternative to chew on?

I don't know whether children that young are always able to identify where / if something hurts. IME teeth pain can feel more like generalised achiness around the head than actually in the mouth.

PeggyCarter Tue 26-Jul-11 07:07:32

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PeggyCarter Tue 26-Jul-11 19:55:51

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Galena Tue 26-Jul-11 19:59:14

Can't help, but just wanted to say DD is doing something similar at 2.3 - not drawing blood, but chewing fingers and biting the backs of her hands/wrists till you can see toothmarks.

The only teeth she hasn't got are the back molars, but they don't seem to be coming through.

I just say 'Hand out' and she's pretty good at taking her hand away. Maybe it's just a sensory thing that they'll grow out of!

PeggyCarter Tue 26-Jul-11 21:01:18

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