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Nov 03, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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She bit me!!!
Aubrey has been quite the biter lately. Wednesday she bit ds in the stomach and laughed. That one was not provoked either. Then last night-granted she did not nap well and was cranky-she got mad and bit him in the back! I finally told him to bite her on the arm. He did not want to do it, but I explained she has to know how this hurts. He did not bite near as hard as she did, but I am hoping she got the picture! I know she is cutting her 2 year molars, but she needs to learn not to bite!
Nov 03, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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Here is a picture of his back the day after:
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Nov 03, 2008
stickybean
biting is not fun! I agree with how you handled it. I think I would have done the same
Nov 03, 2008
ethan's mom
Meridith
Mom to Ethan, born 4/23/08. Diagnosed with Reflux at about 1 month, started medicating with Zantac, which wasn't helpful for us. At about 2.5 months, we started on Prevacid, twice a day, and that is working much better.
Ethan is breastfed and has a few solids that he is enjoying very much.
Oh goodness! I grew up as a "bitee" with a younger brother biting me. I can't remember when or why he stopped. The doctor did threaten me with having to get rabies shots, if I wouldn't bite him back. lol

Poor Brandon!

Nov 03, 2008
mom2adriane&morgan
Adriane Reese 05/16/07; seemingly healthy when born; diagnosed with MSPI, severe Reflux, Apnea, Ashtma, Epilepsy, and severe food allergies(rice, corn, milk, soy, eggs, oats, wheat, beef, chicken, squash, pumpkin, avocado, etc.);On apnea monitor, seems to be tolerating RCF w/carbohydrate mixed in; on Zyrtec, Xopenex, Prevacid
A has done this to Morgan but it is usually when she wants some of Morgan's food. We haven't had it again. My neice was a biter though and would bite her older sister until she started biting her back. My sister even bit her back once. I think that is when she finally stopped. I can't imagine what it would be like to bite your own child but I have heard that it is the only thing that works.
Nov 03, 2008
sadie
Our 1 year old daughter has silent reflux, hypotonia as well as benign external hydrocephalus. We are currently weaning onto whole milk (we'll see if it works) and she is also on Prevacid 15mg per day.
Yep that was how it was taken care of in our house when I was a kid! It took once of getting bit back and it didn't happen again. LOL.
Nov 03, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I'm sorry Jen. There's no "good" way to handle that. All I know is whatever works for her...Mags nibbles me sometime but not really a bite like what she did to Brandon. I wish I knew how to handle it.
Nov 03, 2008
amber f
I can't bite daycare kids and I can't tell someone to bite another kid(even if they are so deserving of it) so I use vinegar in their mouths if they bite. I also use the vinegar for swearing, chewing up toys, and spitting. It usually only take once or twice. I hope that Brandon biting her back did the trick.
Nov 03, 2008
lorenzomama
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
I'm sure most of you will consider this to be such a "California" approach, but I try, in all challenging parenting situations, to consider the situation from the perspective of what my long term goals are as a parent and what I want to teach my child. Obviously, this means that the answer to any given problem is different for each family. We have been dealing with biting behavior, seemingly due to frustration on Lorenzo's part, and I must say that, on an emotional level, I have found it very difficult to keep my cool. It is a very upsetting behavior, both because it can cause so much pain, and because it seems so aggressive.

Personally, I want to teach my son by example, so if I feel that it is not okay to bite, I feel like it is not okay to bite him back. More to the point, in our case, however, I am trying to observe how I handle frustration -- trying to be aware of when and how I express it in ways that set an example for him. On a practical level, I have provided him with a "bite ring" -- a teething ring which I attach to his clothing each day, and when he moves in to bite someone, I pull him in close and say that, while it is not okay to bite anyone else, it is okay to bite this ring, which he then does. If he does bite someone, I try to avoid putting too much energy toward reacting to him, and really put a lot of energy toward expressing compassion and concern for the victim, so that he isn't getting a lot of attention for doing it, and he can see that the attention and concern is for the person who was bitten. It's no miracle cure, but it does seem to be helping to give him an alternative for his urge to bite. He has also started really exploring the concept of empathy and concern for injury in his play.

It sounds like Aubrey has had a lot of frustration going on for awhile now, and perhaps she is experimenting with different outlets for her frustration. Whatever approach you choose to take, I hope it works for the benefit of all of you!

Nov 03, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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I have been working with a behavioral therapist for a while now. We do show the "victim (my ds in this case)" the compassion and empathy so her negative behavior does not get attention. The biting thing is totally new and not believed to be a behavior thing (talked with the behavioral therapist today) but more due to the fact she is cutting 3 two year molars.

I just want to make sure the biting stops here and she does not to it to kids at school. I did explain to my ds that this is ONLY ok b/c mommy said to do it and was there. She is not just nipping but leaving bruieses that last several days and drawing blood. I just hope it has ended now! She said "owe" after he bit her and I said that it does hurt to have someone bite.

I do not like to spank when she hits b/c you should not treat aggression with aggression in my book. But this needed something drastic before someone needed stiches from her teeth! We do keep a paci (I know a bad habit at almost 2) laying around and her puppy to chew/suck on but she has texture issues and won't use other items. The behavioral therapist and I already talked about that...

Nov 03, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
oh man, that must be so tough to deal with :( Rory only bit me once while teething. I pretended to cry and made a huge deal about it hurting. She then began to cry and never did it again. I think they are old enough now to understand when they hurt someone. Of course, the little bite back helps to reinforce that. I hope this doesn't become a "bigger" problem for you. I was a biter and we were evicted from our complex for it, back in the day, according to my mom.
Nov 04, 2008
lorenzomama
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
Well, I must say that, as the youngest of four (all older brothers), there is nothing like a sibling to set you straight on what you can, and cannot, get away with... :) Hopefully her molars will come in quickly and the biting will go away just as fast
Check with your
doctor first!