What do you do when your toddler smacks or bites you? I've tried redirection, telling her no and explaining, putting her in her playpen for a minute. Any other ideas? I've been told to bite and smack her back, which I'm not comfortable with.
I have no idea, lemme know when you find the answer though. I have heard a lot of people saying the biting them back is what works for them but I just cant bring myself to bite my own child.
My LO isn't biting, but he's been bad about slapping lately. I try telling him, NO, that hurts Mommy! but it doesn't seem to have any effect, he just laughs at me. :?
Ugh. I have a bruise on my thigh from her creeping up and biting me today. She'll smack me across the face too. 15 months and already a terror.
My cousin would pinch her son instead of smacking, he didn't respond to time out, calmy being explained not to, nothing. Now all you have to say is "do that again/stop doing that or you'll get a pinch" and he stops.
I couldn't bite or smack a kid back though, I'm just hoping DD will be as placed as she currently is when she grows up.
Skye went through this
I would get up and tell her I wasnt playing with her anymore because she was mean and then I would ignore her for a bit. Just kept that up for a while and she got the message.
My 12 month old pinches and smacks I try to raise my voice a little and tell him no he just laughs *sigh*
<blockquote><b>Quoting First Time Momma(::</b>" My 12 month old pinches and smacks I try to raise my voice a little and tell him no he just laughs *sigh*"</blockquote>
Yep, that's DD too.
I've tried what InkDMomma suggested, it has helped some. :)