My daughter is nearly 20 months old, and she is a biter! I brought it up at her 18 month check up, and what does her pediatrician tell me? She said she’s heard Tobasco works! Really? Tobasco? I honestly couldn’t believe THAT was the advice my pediatrician was giving me! I’ve been given advice from others to, everything from BITING her back! to time outs. I’ve tried time outs, but it DOES NOT work with this little one! She’s a feisty one, and extremely stubborn and strong minded. I wasn’t about to BITE her back, so that was out of the question, and Tobasco, well I did end up giving it a try. I was out of ideas, and since the DOCTOR recommended it, I figured it couldn’t be harmful, right? I have a niece who is exactly 3 days younger than my daughter. They’re together almost every day, and my poor niece gets the majority of the bites from my little terror. We always have to be within arms reach to stop her, because you NEVER know when she’ll decide to bite! My niece on the other hand, may push my daughter, or pull her hair on occasion, but she has NEVER bit her. My husband calls her his little “pit bull”! (We have a pit bull, and he doesn’t bite! lol) So anyway, we’ve tried the Tobasco on more than one occasion, but of course, we DID NOT get the results we wanted. She’ll spit it out, cry a little, and be over it, only to bite again! She’s even carried the Tobasco sauce and handed it to me when I told her I’d give her some Tobasco if she bit her cousin. So, my question is, What do I do? How do I stop the biting? Is it a phase that she will eventually grow out of? Did you, or do you, have a biter? I’m hoping there’s a solution to this biting fiasco. There has to be….right?
Want to see my little terror? Here she is. Doesn’t she look SO SWEET and innocent!?