N is almost 10 months old and she started biting the people in the house. It started playfully but now, she’s gone full-blown rabid. Just check out my arm, which she favors for her vampire deeds. I don’t have a photo of my face which also has a bite by my chin.
For a small thing weighing 16 lbs., she can kick a full-grown man’s ass (or bite it! ewww, perish the thought!). Even when my husband flexes his muscles so she doesn’t get a thin part of the skin, he still screams out loud when she bites. Obviously she’s teething. We’ve tried every teether imaginable – from those frozen things, to wooden things, to Barbie. She just throws everything away and prefers flesh and blood (maybe Walking Dead is auditioning for a baby). I showed my arm to a few moms in a recent event (well, some of them noticed so I had to prevent rumors that my husband was beating me up) and Tin of ManilaFashionObserver highly recommended Sophie the French Giraffe (aka Celebrity Child Teether). I’ve seen this curious creature a few times in standees but didn’t get the hype until Tin said she had yet to see a baby or toddler who didn’t like Sophie.
In the first few days, N didn’t like Sophie and kept throwing her away but Jenny of MamaBabyLove told me to be persistent and it worked. She still throws Sophie sometimes (probably to watch the fear cross my face – fear of getting bitten again) but likes biting her already instead of me. Now, N joins the ranks of celebrity babies globally (with kids of Orlando Bloom, Isla Fisher, Sofia Coppola …).
Just a note from my pedia: it is important not to laugh or smile when your baby bites you lest she thinks it is amusing and might form into a habit (you don’t want to be called in by the preschool teacher for biting incidences). Make sure to pull away, look her in the eye and say firmly to the baby “That hurt. Please don’t bite.”
My husband bought Sophie at MotherCare for P1,050 (he didn’t want to buy it because it was so expensive but I told him it was either that or skin grafting for me!).