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16 Month Old Granddaughter Biting Herself

Posted by momtotwo__2 (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 17, 08 at 23:13

My 16 month old granddaughter has started biting herself when she is angry or frustrated. The latest time left a bruise. She also slaps herself in the head repeatedly (not hard enough to make her cry).
I am worried that this could indicate a psychological problem. Does anyone know any facts regarding this behavior in toddlers?

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RE: 16 Month Old Granddaughter Biting Herself

What does her Pediatrician say. He/She can refer them to a child psychologist, if necessary. Hopefully, it's just a phase, and if handled well, she'll stop on her own.

RE: 16 Month Old Granddaughter Biting Herself

Please be sure to ask about sensory integration disorder. It sounds like she might have some sensory issues. You can google sensory intergration disorder and you will find a wealth of information.Your pediatrician can refer you to an Ocupational and Physical Therapist.

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