When Toddlers Bite
A guide to understanding and curbing this upsetting (but normal) toddler behavior
Boys Bite More than Girls
"Males typically engage in more acts of physical aggression than females," says Dr. Kopp. "Toddler boys tend to be stronger than toddler girls, and often they may have a smaller repertoire of words." In other words, the inability to verbally express frustration combined with growing physical strength can lead all toddlers, but especially little boys, to lash out.