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Expert panel: Toddler

Introducing discipline and bringing home a new baby are areas of concern for many parents of toddlers. If you need advice in helping your child navigate the toddler years you can ask your question here and have it answered by one of our childhood experts. Or, take a look at our previously answered questions, you might just find the answer you were looking for.

Please note questions are not answered live. If you are at all concerned about your health or your bubs contact your doctor immediately.

Questions about Toddler

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Jane ...
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Young children tend to develop fevers as the temperature regulating mechanism in their brain is immature and they have such a fast metabolism. With...

Answered: 16 Jun 2012
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Jane ...
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Hi, Smacking doesn't work and generally just makes parents feel lousy and guilty. Have you considered a Triple P parent management course? You coul...

Answered: 24 Jun 2012
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Jane ...
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I wonder if a medical check is warranted, just to rule out any underlying physical cause for his vomiting. But it is more than likely to be behavio...

Answered: 03 Jun 2012
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Jane ...
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AT 14 months of age he's now old enough to cease all his bottles and drink from a cup. Practice makes perfect so give him a cup at breakfast, lunch...

Answered: 03 Jun 2012
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Jane ...
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It may be. Eczema tends to be exacerbated by wetness so it could be that. Getting her to stop sucking is probably going to be difficult. Some toddl...

Answered: 10 Jun 2012
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Jane ...
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Hi Anya, Some kids are just more prone to ear infections. Their ears are not anatomically designed well to drain fluid and it can sit in the middle...

Answered: 27 May 2012
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Jane ...
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Is she fully immunised? Particularly for whooping cough? I would think that you've probably thought of this already. All I can suggest is that you ...

Answered: 27 May 2012
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Jane ...
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At 20 months she's still pretty young to toilet train. Individual toddlers will develop in their own unique time but honestly, expect two steps for...

Answered: 18 May 2012
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Jane ...
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Yes, I'd say she's still a little young and you're unlikely to make any progress with her at this age and stage. Wait until she's showing signs of ...

Answered: 03 Jun 2012
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Jane ...
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Without knowing more details it's very hard to advise you. I'm guessing you mean he's getting coughs and colds and this is causing you to feel frus...

Answered: 18 May 2012
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Jane ...
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If the cup is the only way you offer him fluids, eg. he's not breastfeeding or having bottles, then with practice, exposure, time and perseverance ...

Answered: 18 May 2012
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Jane ...
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It's probably just come from his own developmental stage, becoming a toddler and him learning how to test the boundaries and exhibit some independe...

Answered: 07 May 2012
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Jane ...
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It probably is, but it's important that you manage this stage with love and consistency-he will follow your lead. It's normal for babies of this ag...

Answered: 07 May 2012
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Jane ...
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Not really, as long as she has lots of cuddles and reassurance and love through this process. At 19 months of age she's old enough to not suck on a...

Answered: 12 May 2012
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Jane ...
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That will be fine. The concern with full cream milk under 12 months is if it becomes the child's primary milk source, rather than just on solids. T...

Answered: 07 May 2012
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Jane ...
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Any person with a reliable history of having had chickenpox is considered immune and does not require the vaccine. Check http://www.health.vic.gov....

Answered: 12 May 2012
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Jane ...
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It's not a problem as long as the 800ml of milk isn't compromising her solid food intake. She still needs full cream cow's milk, not trim or skim o...

Answered: 27 Apr 2012
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Jane ...
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You can't really, night time dryness is not under the child's conscious control at all. It occurs during a very deep phase of sleep, is never about...

Answered: 27 Apr 2012
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Jane ...
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By 12 months the toddler needs to be babbling in phrases that sound like talking. They also need to be responding to familiar words. By 18 months t...

Answered: 27 Apr 2012
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Jane ...
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http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/clubfoot.html Check out this site, perhaps he has what is known as talipes, a check with your GP or paediatr...

Answered: 22 Apr 2012
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Jane ...
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Perhaps she is still too young to be toilet trained. Twins are often a little slower to develop their milestones but generally catch up to their pe...

Answered: 22 Apr 2012
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Jane ...
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It's very normal for toddlers to regress with their toilet training. If there has been a new baby in the family, change to their routine, they've b...

Answered: 27 Apr 2012
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Jane ...
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Hi, It sounds to me like the bottle could be a primary issue here. Until she's getting the bottle she's awake and she's learned to rely on the bott...

Answered: 12 May 2012
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Jane ...
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Not that I've heard of. Perhaps with the cooler weather and drop in humidity his skin isn't as moist as it was, but this shouldn't really have that...

Answered: 16 Jun 2012
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Jane ...
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You're right, a sleeping bag and beds don't work. You could transition him gently ie for day sleeps settle him into a bed and keep the cot for nigh...

Answered: 27 Apr 2012
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Jane ...
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She won't change her behaviour and reliance on the breast to settle unless you change first. If you want her to improve her settling then you'll ne...

Answered: 22 Apr 2012
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Jane ...
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From an orthodontic perspective, thumb or finger sucking is not a problem unless the child is still doing it when their permanent teeth have erupte...

Answered: 31 Mar 2012
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Jane ...
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You could cease her bottles altogether and only offer her milk from a sippy cup. Alternatively you could offer her a sippy cup with her meals, with...

Answered: 25 Mar 2012
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Jane ...
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Generally at around the age of one year, it's reasonable to offer honey to a toddler. There are no nutritional benefits to it though so just be min...

Answered: 25 Mar 2012
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Jane ...
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To be honest, if this is your problem rather than hers it's going to be very difficult to get her to stop. Toddlers and babies do all sorts of beha...

Answered: 17 Mar 2012
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