1 year old biter

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1 year old biter

Post by Darshann14 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:03 pm

Hi ,

I have a young lad in our centre who is 1.4 year old and is a biter.
We have completed observations and set up a behaviour type plan to find triggers and suggestions to work with him .
would love some advice as the bites are quite aggressive, always to the face of children, draw blood and break skin at each bite.
there doesn't seem to be any stand out triggers to his biting, he seems to target younger children who tend not to be able to defend them selves.

Parents understandably are very upset and destressed and staff have tried many techniques but nothing seems to be helping. So thought id ask here for some others experiences

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Re: 1 year old biter

Post by AMH » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:36 pm

As unfortunate as it is, biting is actually a really normal behaviour for this age group. A lot of the time it's caused by frustration of being unable to communicate their wants or needs. Maybe the other child is in his space or using a toy he wants but he doesn't have the vocabulary to express this. Role modelling and supporting his communication could help and a positive reward system. If he tries to tell the other child to go away or stop what's upsetting him, recognise and reward it.

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