Expert panel: Toddler

Questions about Toddler

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There are a few factors to consider - You need to be careful she doesn't learn to rely on the bottle to go to sleep. There's also the issue of incr...

Answered: 21 Aug 2010
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Hi, I can sense your concern over this issue but believe me when I say it isn't uncommon. It does need careful treatment and management though beca...

Answered: 29 Aug 2010
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Hi, a normal temperature for any of us is around 36.1 - 37.3 degrees Celsius. This varies on age, ambient temperature, illness etc but generally th...

Answered: 10 Sep 2010
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Hi, You have choices about what way you choose to stop. You could do this gradually or suddenly, but pick a time when the family is doing little el...

Answered: 14 Aug 2010
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There are a few symptoms but the only definitive sign is if you can see them. Threadworms are the most common in Australian children, they come ou...

Answered: 14 Aug 2010
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Hi, This depends on his age, many babies boys have one or two undescended testicles and it isn't a worry unless it is still undescended by the time...

Answered: 14 Aug 2010
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Hiccoughs are caused when there is an involuntary contraction of the diaphragm. Laughter involves this abdominal muscle as well so perhaps by laugh...

Answered: 02 Aug 2010
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Some children take a little longer than others to produce sufficient quantities of anti-diuretic hormone at night. This helps to regulate the amoun...

Answered: 01 Aug 2010
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It really depends on how she is otherwise, obviously any temperature, vomiting or listlessness associated with loose motions indicates something mo...

Answered: 01 Aug 2010
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This is a question I've not come across before, so I honestly don't know how to answer it. I do know that not everyone has the same amount of pigme...

Answered: 01 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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You need to make a decision that you are going to stop using them and then collect every one of them and throw them all away. If there are any secr...

Answered: 26 Jul 2010
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Hi, I can't recommend particular products over and above others, but the brand you are using is good and perhaps they have a shampoo/conditioner wh...

Answered: 25 Jul 2010
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It's so common for small kids to develop bruising as a result of falls and spills. But rarely, brusing can be a sign of a problem with blood clotti...

Answered: 22 Jul 2010
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Hi, You are on the right track with moisturising, if the skin can be kept well moisturised, then often, flare ups can be avoided. Winter with its c...

Answered: 22 Jul 2010
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Hi, Children can have a tendency to line toys up in order, to categorize and link like objects together. This is intrincically linked with their co...

Answered: 14 Aug 2010
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Hi, It is completely normal for kids to regress in their toilet training. Often this is due to a change in the family of some sort, but it can also...

Answered: 15 Jul 2010
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This can be a challenge because although he thinks he's Mr. Indpendent the truth is he's too little to be safe without your constant monitoring. T...

Answered: 15 Jul 2010
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Sometimes boys complain of having a sore penis but there are no outward signs of problems. It can be due to something as simple as a bit of irrita...

Answered: 10 Jul 2010
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The asthma should not affect her reliance on bottles to resettle at night. But it would pay for her to be well controlled and monitored if you plan...

Answered: 04 Jul 2010
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Although as adults, we can rationalize such fears and know, without any doubt that this is impossible, to a 3 year old it is very real. Fact and fa...

Answered: 09 Jul 2010
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He sounds like such a sweetie. But I can see where you are coming from. Mothers especially worry that their children aren't getting a balance of pl...

Answered: 04 Jul 2010
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Hi, He needs to be able to recognize when he is wet or dirty first and then be able to hold on for long enough to get to the toilet and then, relea...

Answered: 04 Jul 2010
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Jane ...
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Refusal to eat can stem from all sorts of reasons. The most common is attention seeking and genuinely not being too hungry. At 4 she is able to tel...

Answered: 25 Jun 2010
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It does sound as if you've tried almost everything, perhaps it's become a habit for him to behave in this way and he knows he'll get maximum attent...

Answered: 25 Jun 2010
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Probably not, if he is thriving and doing well in all other aspects of his development. Some kids just do have a hyper-sensitive gag reflex and can...

Answered: 04 Jul 2010
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There are lots of reasons why toddlers regress in their toileting. A change in routine, a new baby in the family, starting at childcare or for no a...

Answered: 04 Jul 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, At two years of age, speech and language skills are still in the process of developing. Tantrums and frustration are common because the child e...

Answered: 25 Jun 2010