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.
Oral Health Problems in Children
Children's dental problems may arise from bottle feeding, thumb sucking, lip sucking, and tongue thrusting.
Human Bites Treatment
WebMD takes you through first aid steps for treating human bites.
Stop Children From Biting: Strategies and Tips for Parents
Is your child a biter? WebMD helps you understand why your toddler or older child bites and how to handle the behavior and prevent it in the future.