Thursday, November 08, 2007

Ya little vampire...

My baby girl is getting bit at the babysitters' house by another little girl!! Tuesday she got bit twice - ONCE ON EACH ARM!! The babysitter is doing everything she can. She can't always catch the little biter in action, but when she does she either pops her mouth or bites her back (she was given permission by the child's mother) and then puts her to bed. But this makes four times now that Emma has been bit - she got another one yesterday.

The little girl doesn't bite the bigger kids - just the three or four that are around her size! Maybe it's time Emma learned to bite back!! I just really don't know what to do. I guess I am going to have to start sending her to the babysitter every day in long sleeved shirts. I know that kids go through these phases and it isn't doing any real damage, but it does hurt Emma when it happens and I hate that!!

Has anyone else had a child that was a repeated victim of a biter??


  1. Not sure if you remember me or not. I am Kimberly Clifton's sister in law. We had met a few years back at Headliner's in Nac.

    I had this problem when my daughter was just a little over a year and a half. I know Emma is younger than this. Cassidy leaarned that if she saw other babies open their mouth and appear that they were about to bite, she would go to the babysitter. It only took Cassidy about 3 or 4 bites before she learned to just stay away from the little boy that would do that. I'm sorry you are having to deal with this. It is heartbreaking to see your child hurting.

  2. OMG that is terrible!!!!!!
    How sad...I do not know what to do!
    Let me know what you do about this....
    Geez I just would have never thought...I guess it is common I am just not used to all that since we are about to have our first.

  3. I remember when James was in Montessori school there was a boy who kept biting all the time. I finally confronted the director about it and they said they knew about it, had talked to his parents about it, parents had allegedly taken him to the doctor about it, etc. I don't recall anything in particular that could be done about it other than hoping they'll get over it soon. But it is very frustrating.....especially when it is your kid getting bit!

  4. Many day cares have a policy that if a child bites three times they get kicked out - that isn't the case with a babysitter, though. I know the little girls mother feels terrible about it, but that isn't keeping my baby girl from getting bit.

  5. looks like Emma is just too sweet not to bite! LOL but poor baby, you might need to clothe her in long sleeves... at least it's almost that type of weather to do so anyway.

  6. We dealt with this when Carsyn was in 2k. I ended up pulling both boys from daycare just to get him away from the biter. He got to the point where he was afraid to go to school.

    Sounds like the babysitter is doing all she can!

    GOOD LUCK! :)

  7. Im curious. If the babysitter had a child of her own that was getting bitten daily.....would she find something more to do? Im tempted to tell the babysitter to stick that one battery to the kids tongue...6 volt or 9 volt....I cant remember. Just for a half of a second everytime she sees her bite. I bet it wouldnt take that kid long to learn that biting other kids makes her tongue numb. But I would never suggest that because it sounds mean. 8 ) Emma will grow into her own.....she'll teach that kid.


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