Children who bite: how to deal with it? How do you handle the biting?

Children who bite: how to deal with it?

Children who begin walking often lovable give hugs, smiles graciously ... However, also may bite, Embarrassing if seen from a social point of view. And although many parents take comfort in that is just a childhood phase, actually that is not true in all cases. It is therefore important to learn strategies to curb this childish behavior.
Why children bite?

Incredibly, biting is a normal part of early development of every child. Babies and young toddlers just bite for various reasons ranging from the process dentition to exploring objects with their mouths. When they learn about cause and effect, often try to bite people to get a reaction.

Biting can also be a way to find the child to get attention or express their feelings. The frustration, the anger and fear are very strong emotions and the little ones do not have the resources to deal with them. Therefore, it is a language to say "I am here" or simply "I do not like."

Behavior is more common in men from 1 to 2 years and tends to disappear as you learn other communication skills.

How to curb the bites of children?

The next time your child bites someone follow these steps:

Consolation first victim

Direct your attention to the person who has been bitten, Especially if another child. You should not be observed, first because the wrong behavior for the enhanced. Remember that the biter wants attract attention. If there has been an injury, disinfects wounded area with soap and water. Then apply ice.
Stay calm and firm

Go to your child firmly saying, "You should not bite!" or "Biting hurts". Use a simple sentence the little one can understand. Make it clear that biting is bad but no explanation can not yet understand. The more calmly reactions, the faster it will solve the problem.
Consolation the biter if needed

It often happens that children who are just walking not understand that biting hurts. Is it right to comfort a child if you feel guilty for hurting his friend.

Offers alternatives

When all is calm, suggests alternatives that are through wordsFor example: "No", "Stop," "It's mine," to communicate with others.
Diverts attention

The distractions work wonders in this age group. If the energy levels and emotions are very high already, or there is boredom, directs attention to other newer activities: Singing, dancing, coloring or other game.

If the above steps do not resolve, can be effective pause: Takes the child to a place far away for a minute and was calm.

The punishment usually not necessary at this age because bite is normal and many do not understand that are causing harm to others. But he remembers be firm and carry out each of the steps above, is an excellent way to better educate your child.
How do you handle the biting? 
Almost all children go through a stage of childhood in which bites part of their lives. It sometimes happens that they want to bite, and can hurt another child. And sometimes it can happen that they are bitten, perhaps by a smaller sibling or a classmate in kindergarten. In either case, there are things you should do to handle the situation whatever.

On the one hand, you take charge when your child is who has caught the habit of biting. You watch, and at times you see it going to do it again, using the voice stronger than you and tell not bite others. If you have more than 9 months and is in old enough to understand.

When it is larger and continues to do so, you should get you thinking about how bad it is acting. This may help a little "penance". No need to miss hours sitting in a corner for most of the small few minutes are sufficient. And next time I will do, may remember that what you will not be as fun.

And if not, is your child who appears with a bite that has given another, be sure wash with soap and water as soon as possible. You do not even skin wound. And if it is, especially if it bleeds a little Rub some antibiotic product and put a bandage. Then checks that no signs of infection. If you see the bite area becomes inflamed or draining, maybe you should take him to a doctor.
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