It can be unsettling if your toddler bites another child, or gets bitten.
But if your child is biting, it doesn't mean they are bad. They are probably just going through a phase, and there are a variety of reasons biting may be happening.
Doctors say children bite due to teething, because they are frustrated and cannot verbally communicate their feelings, or because they need more oral or sensory stimulation.
If your child does bite, doctors say the best thing to do is to remain calm, but let them know the behavior is not okay before redirecting them to another activity.
It is not unusual for young children to bite others until they are about two years old.
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