Chalk that up to a curiosity phase? He bites himself, it hurts...cause and effect? :/ he bites his forearm, wrist and fingers. He has left pink marks on himself. I don't want him to hurt himself, if that's even possible.
<blockquote><b>Quoting GoldenGirls:</b>" DD is 13 months and has recently started this. She is getting her two top molars. Perhaps he is teething also?"</blockquote>
Oh, I didn't even think of that being why. He could be using his arm to get to those harder to reach teeth. He only has his top and bottom two. I will have to get all the teething stuff out again. We have had over a month of quiet peaceful no teething. If that's it, the silence was nice while it lasted
<blockquote><b>Quoting *Mary Moon*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting GoldenGirls:</b>" DD is 13 months and has recently started this. ... [snip!] ... stuff out again. We have had over a month of quiet peaceful no teething. If that's it, the silence was nice while it lasted "</blockquote>
DD has been teething since 5.5 months. Her front 8 are all in, and were no problem! These top two molars are really kicking her butt! I know my nephew was doing the same thing, biting himself, when he was getting his in also.
My son hits/bits himself when we tell him no. I think it's because he knows he will get in trouble if he hits/buts us. I think he's just got a temper lol. But he's 16 months old. He's been doing it a but less now that he talks more. It could just be a phase for your LO, a way to learn or maybe teething.