What should we do with children that bite?

The news about toddlers being expelled from pre schools has hit home with me because I have a biting toddler.

Pops is such a loving, kind and gentle little girl. I find that she gets so frustrated sometimes and I can see that she’s angry and lashes out which can mean waving her arms around biting herself, me or other children and it breaks my heart. (A lot less lately but any amount is too many)

I can’t even put into words how upset I get everytime I see how frustrated she gets sometimes. I sit down next to her and try to relax her and calm her down and I’m desperately hoping that it’s just a faze that she will grow out of! That’s what they always say isn’t it.

I hate seeing the comments saying that parents should teach their kids right from wrong and I feel like a failure because of it. I’ve never let pops think it’s something that is okay in any way and she gets told off. I explain why she’s in trouble too. If that’s not doing enough feel free to tell me a better way to stop her doing it. I’m all ears. Really, I would appreciate the advice.

Have you got a toddler that bites, or one that used to bite?

What should we do with toddlers that bite? I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic as a parent with a biter or as a parent whose child has been bitten. Let’s discuss it and see how we can all work together to make things better!

Until the next post,
Are and Pops.

*Check out our update on the biting*


  1. Jade Pearse
    April 5, 2016 / 9:36 am

    I haven’t got kids myself but it must be frustrating if you’re doing all you can already. 🙁

    • April 5, 2016 / 6:28 pm

      It’s such a hard subject and I know before I had a baby I would have thought it was the parents though… sometimes it is! But in most cases the mum of the biter is more upset then the one whose been bit. Well, I am! I make her sound like an animal going round biting everyone haha its only ever happened a couple of times 🙈

  2. Milly Y
    April 5, 2016 / 9:41 am

    I was apparently a biter as a child! But otherwise, I was pretty well behaved – I think it’s a way to express frustration when you’re too young to find the words. I was definitely told off when I did it, but I think it’s a thing that does happen naturally with a lot of children and definitely shouldn’t lead to expulsion!

    • April 5, 2016 / 6:29 pm

      It’s hard really because I do feel for the mums whose kids are being bitten because it’s WRONG! but I wonder if they realise that the mum of the biter is most probably mortified and more upset then them. :/

  3. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    April 6, 2016 / 6:04 am

    It’s so awful when it’s your child doing the biting isn’t it. I hope she grows out of it soon,

  4. April 6, 2016 / 8:40 am

    My little boy did for a short time, they do grow out of it pretty quickly.

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