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Colchestergal Mon 01-Sep-14 15:38:16

My DS is 9 months and has become a biter. He is EBF and I initially thought he was doing it as he wanted feeding but recently he does it right after solids.

He doesn't bite my nipple, but my shoulder, legs or arms. I can be holding him or he is on the floor playing and he leans in and nips!!!

Is this just a phase?

QTPie Mon 01-Sep-14 16:37:35

DS used to do this - I am pretty sure it was teething related (irritated teeth, slightly feeling better when sunk into flesh sad ).

I used to say a firm "no" and move him away from me.

DS didn't do it often, but was annoying when he did (had a few "waves" of it).

loudarts Mon 01-Sep-14 16:41:24

My ssh (almost 9 month) bites while feeding. Now that hurts

loudarts Mon 01-Sep-14 16:41:34

Ds even

NorahBone Mon 01-Sep-14 22:18:11

My 10mo thinks teeth are involved in blowing raspberries. Having blown raspberries on him at every opportunity since he was born I'd now feel mean if I stopped him taking revenge, but I've no idea why he thinks it needs so much slobber and teeth. confused
Could your son be trying to blow raspberries?!

wheresthelight Tue 02-Sep-14 12:38:41

at the risk of getting ridiculously flamed I would find a way of showing him that it hurts. my dd has just turned 1 and has only has teeth for about 6 weeks but has a thing about nipping. I think it is just a stage where they are investigating what these things in their mouths are/do. dd has a thing about putting her fingers in my mouth and playing with my teeth so I very gently close my teeth around her fingers so when she pulls them out they catch on my teeth, it doesn't hurt her but she doesn't like it and after 2-3 times of doing it she has stopped biting me

Marmiteandjamislush Wed 03-Sep-14 09:22:49

I always did sharp squeal and 'drop' Whenever they bit, I'd squeal, not a play squeal and put them down quickly. No eye contact. They'd cry, as they didn't like being 'left' and learned not to do it again. Eventually

Colchestergal Wed 03-Sep-14 15:39:56

Thanks for all the suggestions etc.

Hopefully it is just a phase and it will pass?! wink

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