Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Cindy | 2007/04/17

Q.

Biting my son

Hi all. I recently removed my son from a very prominet daycare in Joburg as he was being neglected. I found a wonderful day care and over the last two month, he has regained all his confidence and grown into a happy, playful and cheerful child.

Now a week ago, a little girl in his class bit him on his nose(my son is 15 months, she's a couple of months older). It was serious, no blood or anything, so I just let it slide. Now his teacher just called me to say that the same thing happened again-she bit him on the nose. I asked if she is aggressive towards him, but the teacher says that she has taken a liking to him and tries to kiss him constantly. When he struggles to get free, she bites.

What do I do? I'm inclined to let it go, but don't want to because it may affect my son, and he's doesn't speak yet, so can't tell me.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You can't keep your son at this daycare if this little girl is going to bite him. Human bites can become infected so this is a danger to your child. Actually the creche should insist that the little girl is removed until she has grown out of this biting behaviour problem.

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Posted by: Cindy | 2007/04/17

Thanks, it's just that I don't want to soil the waters there, you know-just when i've found a creche that actually cares about the kids.

But I'll take your advise and ask the principal to come up with a solution.

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