Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chomp, Chomp…

Yesterday when I got home Son & Collin greeted me as usual, and when I was going over Collin’s “report card” from school that day Son told me that when he picked Collin up the teacher informed him that Collin had bitten her that day…I think she was okay with it, but just wanted us to know?

I didn’t think too much of it until this morning when Collin woke up and I was feeding him.  All of a sudden, out of nowhere, he chomps down!  HARD!!  I had read in “What to Expect the First Year” that if they bite you while nursing that you need to firmly say “no” and pull them away.

So I looked at him and firmly said “No Collin, No!” and I pulled him away.

Then he just gave me this little look and started bawling!  Poor baby!!  Of course I started comforting him and let him finish nursing.

This discipline thing is harder than it looks!


Southern Belle Mama said...

Discipline is so hard sometimes...especially when they look at you like, "Why are you being so mean to me?" But you're doing the right thing :)

Rachel said...

Oh that breaks my heart and I am not his momma. Parenting can be tough but it is good to get biting under wraps.

Son and Julie said...

Yes, I do not want to be the parent of the class "biter"!

Tony and Amanda said...

Alex only did that to me if he was teething. I would give him a slight tap on the bottom, and tell him no. Usually he stopped. James has begun biting me as well. Thankfully he doesn't have any teeth yet, but it still hurts. I've only had to pop him once or twice, and he hasn't done it since.
There have been many times when I've worried... "did I punish him too hard? was that the correct reaction on my part?"
Just remember that as long as you are doing what God has called you to do, He will take care of the rest. That includes discipline and punishment. I have heard, and believe, that more discipline now leads to less punishment later. Disciplining is the easy part. Punishment is what hurts me more than them.
Hope this helps.

Angela said...

Aww...poor little Collin! You know you did the right thing, though.

My cousin and his wife recently taught their 7 month old to not pull their glasses off their faces. They'd tell him "No, no!" and the first time he figured out what that meant he started crying like they'd hurt his feelings, but now he knows not to do that. I'm starting to tell Dallas "No!" when she's eating because she likes to flail her arm around and hit me and sometimes it really hurts! She hasn't figured out that she's not supposed to do that, yet. That...or she knows what I mean and she's just stubborn :)