To help a child between 8 and 14 months old stop
Make clear rules about biting. Tell the child,
"We never bite people. We bite food like apples and cookies."
the child bites, say "Biting hurts." If you are bitten, exaggerate your
response to the pain. This helps the child learn why you are upset when he or
Use a stern voice and wear a stern expression on your
face as you talk about biting. Babies of this age may not understand your
words, but they can understand your body language, facial expression, and tone
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