Another incident report awaited me at daycare this morning. Turns out, the altercation resulted in both scratches to The Boy's forehead and a red mark on the other baby's arm because The Boy bit her.
My son is a biter.
Here's what happened, according to the lady in charge of the baby room: The Boy chased after and tried to hug the pretty little girl about his age. (Awwww) Then, laughing, he bit her. (Not so awww) That's when the wrestling and scratching started.
I still think The Boy thinks these bites are affectionate, as evidenced by the hug he tried to give the little girl before biting her. But obviously, the biting has to stop.
So, I'm taking suggestions. How do you stop a kid from biting? My mother and grandmother -- as well as coworkers and the mothers of several friends, including Michelle -- suggest biting him back. That solution stopped the tooth-gnashing habits of both me and Michelle. I'm not sure I can bite The Boy, though. On the other hand, nothing else has worked. Ideas?