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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Biting

    So Wyatt has taken up biting. It is happening mainly at bed time, which is making it even harder on him. Those teeth are sharp and it hurts!! He has 2 on bottom and the top 2 are getting close to cutting thru.

    I have unlatched him and put him in the floor while saying "no hurt mama" but he is still doing it. Last night after the third time I put him in his crib and he just threw a fit. A couple minutes later I went and calmed him down. After that he nursed to sleep with no issues.

    What other ways have you gotten your LO not to bite?
    I am Klisti, I married my best friend Kris two years ago.

    The love of my life, Wyatt 8-28-11 AKA the little dude

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    Default Re: Biting

    Do you think it's because he's teething? What about offering him something cold to chew on for a bit before you nurse?
    Tracie

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    Default Re: Biting

    My son does this a lot when he's teething. I agree with offering something cold before nursing. We do bathtime before bedtime, and I'll usually bring a teething ring up for him to chew on in the tub if he's cutting a tooth. This way the pain is reduced for that time period between bath and sleeptime. Also, I like to give a little motrin if he's experiencing pain from teething. It helps him sleep better at night during that time.
    Sunny
    BF'g my son since birth, May '11. I proudly practice peaceful/attached parenting

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    Default Re: Biting

    Teething will bring it on.

    I do the same as what you did. Also, watch and feel...they have to pull their tongues back to bite. Feel for that, and when it happens, pop them off before you are bitten.

    Don't allow playing around either.

    You can also pull them in close, and they have to open up.
    Susan
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    Default Re: Biting

    Tracie I defiantly think the teeth have something to do with it. I will try the cold between dinner and bed and see if that helps.

    Sunny I also do the montrin on days he acts like they are really bothering him or teething tabs.

    Susan I did get him off once last night before he bit, I will try pulling him in and see how that does.

    Thanks ladies.
    I am Klisti, I married my best friend Kris two years ago.

    The love of my life, Wyatt 8-28-11 AKA the little dude

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    Default Re: Biting

    Well the cold helped (I think) there was no biting last night. Heres hoping it doesnt happen again.
    I am Klisti, I married my best friend Kris two years ago.

    The love of my life, Wyatt 8-28-11 AKA the little dude

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    Default Re: Biting

    That's great!
    Sunny
    BF'g my son since birth, May '11. I proudly practice peaceful/attached parenting

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