16 month old biting constantly

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falabalamb Wed 12-Jun-13 19:49:06

My 16 month old will bite whenever something happens that he doesn't like; going in the car seat, sitting down to eat. I've been saying 'no' and telling him to be nice, give cuddles etc, so now he bites and then immediately strokes my arm or cuddles me! He particularly likes to bite his older sisters, this is because they squeal a lot I think. He is also quite aggressive in other ways, he hits a lot and throws things at people. I have 2 older girls who went through biting phases but nothing as bad as this. I don't feel he's old enough to reason with or to put on a naughty step. Has anyone experienced anything similar and does anyone have any miraculous cures for this behaviour (I live in hope smile )

sillymillyb Wed 12-Jun-13 20:09:13

Hmmm, well I am here for moral support and to steal your answers really, as my 15 month old is doing the same!

He bites me, scratches me, and then cuddles me to make it better.... Always when he can't get his own way. The only thing I've found vaguely effective is to distract him before he kicks off - so tickling him into his car seat, handing him an interesting toy before I change his nappy etc..... it is by no means fool proof though I'm afraid.

Anyway, I'm going to sit back and hope someone with wise words of wisdom comes along now!

falabalamb Thu 13-Jun-13 11:49:25

Hi Sillymilly, nice (but not nice...you know what I mean) to know someone else is going through the same thing smile I've just put up the travel cot in the living room so if he starts getting rough I can put him in there for a minute so he realises there are consequences to his biting. Hope it has some effect.

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