Reddit Reddit reviews Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

We found 13 Reddit comments about Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series). Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)
Grades - PreKWeight - 0.39Depth - 9.00Width - 9.00Height - 0.00
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13 Reddit comments about Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series):

u/xxlilstepsxx · 9 pointsr/breakingmom

Hey Hey! Unwilling biting toddler expert here. My son has been biting since he was 1 years old, and is about to turn 5 in August. Now, he has been diagnosed as ASD within the past year, and I have no doubt that plays a part in it, but that doesn't mean that my experience can't be of help to you.

First thing. Get this book and read it. Regularly. Talk to your child about it. See what they have to say about it, what they think.

Ask the people watching your daughter to make notes when she bites. Just quick little jots - what time of day did it happen? What was she doing? What was the child who she bit doing? This will help you narrow things down. Could she be hungry? Could she be upset at the other child for not listening to her / acknowledging her cues that she wants to be left alone? Just these quick little facts can be huge clues as to what is going on in her mind when she bites. With my son, it is usually because another child has invaded his personal space, or his chair in the classroom. Once his teachers and I figured that out, we have gotten his biting down from 5-6 times a day to once in the past month. Seriously, that big of a difference.

How is her vocabulary? When my son first started biting, everyone said it was because he couldn't express his needs adequately. So many people told me this, I'm certain it's a cause for the vast majority of kids. Looking into speech therapy, or even encouraging sign language can help with this aspect of it.

I want to end this statement with this: just because your child is biting does NOT make you a bad parent. You're not. Your child has all these great big emotions and feelings and no idea how to appropriately express them, and that IS OK. I know you're frustrated. I FEEL that frustration (read my history if you're really's been a long ride). But you are aware of the problem, you are actively facing it head on. That is good parenting. Don't ever let anyone else make you feel any differently.

I lurk now, but I am still constantly on reddit. So if you need support, help, hell just someone to listen who understands, I am here. I am so here for you.

And it will get better. I promise you. One day, it will. I haven't hit my one day yet! But I'm now confident that it's coming. I know yours is, too.

u/nothertheothergirl · 8 pointsr/Parenting

It's not you. Biting is totally normal at this age. Not to say it should be ignored, but don't feel like you're a terrible parent or that she's a demon child or anything like that.

Did you get an explanation of what happened just prior to the biting incident? Was someone in her way or bothering her? Were they taking away something she was playing with? The biting probably didn't come out of the blue. At this age they are still limited at expressing themselves verbally so it's not like she could say "Please stop, you are bothering me and I don't like it" and have the other kid respond "Oh, so sorry. Carry on, I will play with this whenever you are done with it."

If it turns into a pattern of biting, talk to the day care providers about the situations that are causing it. If biting starts happening at home, say "No! No biting!" then plop her on the floor and ignore her for a minute(ish). Lack of attention has been more effective with my biting toddler than anything else. When he was still in the baby room the day care ladies were able to put him in a sort of "time out" in his crib so he couldn't bite anyone else till he calmed down (unless the other kids stuck their hands through the bars to him, which happened sometimes).

Really the most effective way to deal with it is at the time of the bite, so the day care providers should have that covered. If you want, there's also a book "Teeth Are Not For Biting" (I swear I've recommended this on this sub three times in the last week or so, but it's a good book).

u/BlondlyGo · 6 pointsr/Parenting

My guess is teething. Biting helps relieve the pressure. Try more teethers? We like putting ice in a fresh food feeder. You may also want to add a book called "Teeth Are Not For Biting" to your bedtime routine: (Sorry for formatting, I'm on mobile)

u/Bmorehon · 4 pointsr/breakingmom

Mine will be 18 months in a few weeks and we have had a lot of luck with this book... we read it frequently and every time he goes to bite me I say "Teeth are not for biting". Sometimes when he is in a mostly good mood I can follow that up with "But lips are for kissies!" and he will give a kiss instead. We have been doing this about a month now and over the last week he has been aggressively grabbing my arm like he wanted to bite it, and giving it a big kiss. I'll call that a win lol. It's just a phase at this point, they don't know how to communicate how frustrated they are so they bite. Mine goes to daycare and the kids try to bite each other pretty frequently. Daycare does the same routine, stops the bad behavior, explains in 1 sentence why it's bad, and redirects to something else or gives another option.

u/buggiegirl · 3 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

I had one biter and one victim, and we read "Teeth Are Not For Biting" every night before bed for months. Also keeping a really close eye on them when they were playing close. My biter usually attacked when his brother was really getting in his personal space and he couldn't take it anymore. So as much as I could, I would move biter away to give him space and remove the bite temptation.

But really, they just outgrow it.

Link to the book, super cheap, good for very little kids...

u/mrscm · 3 pointsr/Parenting

And "Teeth are not for biting":

I'm cheap and borrowed a copy from the library.

u/epemble · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

My LO used to bite too. I bought this Teeth Are Not for Biting book and it's helped a lot. Now she rarely bites but if she does, I recite "ouch! biting hurts!" from the book and she'll go find the book and bring it to me.

u/tanman1975 · 3 pointsr/Parenting

["Teeth are not for biting," this book worked with our kid.]

Also, initially we have him a flat rubber ladybug to keep around at school to bite on when he got frustrated. That helped a lot until he learned to control himself.

u/adro21 · 1 pointr/NewParents

Not sure how old your son is, but we read this to our son for about 5 nights straight and he has stopped biting since:

u/wanderer333 · 1 pointr/Parenting
u/RandomRedditor44 · 1 pointr/SubredditDrama

Jeseus. Angry_Buddha called me retarded. He also said I was still in middle school (even though I'm in high school), said I should read this picture book, said I'm an alternate account, and said I love creating anger.

Oh, he also said (and I quote): "There you go failing reading comprehension again. Hope summer school helps! We're all rooting for you!"

How old is that guy?

u/Angry_Buddha · 1 pointr/Celebs

Probably this, given your intellect and maturity level: No Bites!

u/GooseCharmer · 0 pointsr/Mommit

We were having an issue with our 2.5 year old hitting at Daycare. We bought the Hands Are Not For Hitting book and read it every night. Maybe you could buy Teeth Are Not For Biting and read that? Or get one for Daycare and ask them to read it to him at every instance of biting.