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Child Biting Directory

Biting is a normal phase of child development. Children may bite due to teething, to get a reaction, as part of exploring, to get attention, and more. For teething children, provide teething toys to reduce biting. For older children, there are strategies you can use to help your child learn better ways to react to situations. If a child 5 or older is still biting, you should get help from a pediatrician or child therapist. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about why children bite, how to stop child biting habits, and much more.

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