At one time, my daughter had a terrible bitter period. He came just for the summer, so my bitten legs in short shorts caused a lot of questions. And I bit my daughter notably – to bruises and bruises!
At that time, the little girl was just over a year old, she had enough teeth in her mouth, I don’t know exactly how many there were, but they were very sharp!
At this age, the child, of course, could not express his emotions and desires with words. Her whole vocabulary was reduced to syllables and simple words.
It seems to me that in most cases, biting her daughter was the easiest way to get my attention. This idea was prompted to me by the fact that she bit me while working at a computer, reading or watching television. Ie, at a time when I did not pay attention to her.
Another option is to observe the mother’s emotions. From the point of view of the kid, this is a kind of circus – mother shouts, gets up, talks loudly, complementing all this with expressive facial expressions.
Many believe that in this way the child expresses its aggression and resentment towards the mother. I don’t know, although they say that children understand everything perfectly, but it still seems to me that a half-year-old baby is not capable of concealing anger at his mother …
The reason may also be the desire of the child to check the boundaries of what is permitted. In such an extraordinary way, children discover the world, they are interested in the reaction of people to various stimuli, incl. and biting.
Still, it is worth accepting the fact that up to 2 years for a baby, mother is the most important and inseparable person. Therefore, I tried to devote my daughter the maximum amount of time during this period.
The principle of distraction works well with young children. As soon as I saw that my daughter was going to bite me, I tried to switch her attention to something else. Fortunately, to distract the baby is much easier than a preschooler.
I do not know if I understood my daughter, but still I tried to explain to her that it hurt me. Several times even depicted crying and suffering. Sometimes my mother played along with me, depicting how sorry the injured daughter was.
Another option, which I did not have enough willpower, was ignoring. It is logical, if you ignore the bites of a child, interest in them sooner or later will disappear. True, I could not stand the pain in silence.
Many advise to behave similarly in response to the actions of the child. He bites, and mom bites back too. Although, if you think about it, there will be confusion in the baby’s head – why does the mother forbid to bite her while she does it herself? Why is it possible for mother and child not?
I tried as best I could – distracted my daughter, sat less at the computer, found my daughter exciting activities. As a result, the cases of biting somehow went away on their own. It seems to me that my daughter still understood that she was hurting her beloved mother. And by the end of the summer the bruises on my legs disappeared;)
Did your children bite?