Expert panel: Toddler

Questions about Toddler

Avatar Madel...
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You can't actually control or finely influence the mood he's in when he wakes up. Some kids are slow to "thaw" out after a deep sleep and some just...

Answered: 11 Aug 2013
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Regular toileting and sitting him on the toilet after meals, lots of praise and rewards such as sticker charts may help. Ensure he can readily acce...

Answered: 03 Aug 2013
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I don't understand your question I'm sorry, you don't give me enough information. If you'd like to resubmit your question with more information t...

Answered: 03 Aug 2013
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You question ran out of space before it was completed. So I'm unsure what it is you are asking. If you would like to resend your query I will try t...

Answered: 03 Aug 2013
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When you say power spewing, do you mean with force? Yes I've certainly heard and seen this lots of times. Generally if it's due to a virus it doesn...

Answered: 03 Aug 2013
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Thirteen months is still within a normal range for not walking, so don't be too concerned. In the absence of other concerning features, it may pay ...

Answered: 14 Jul 2013
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You could try, there's nothing to lose, other than perhaps some wet bed linen in the morning (or during the night) and then you'll know. If he's we...

Answered: 15 Jul 2013
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If he's climbing out of his cot, this is a safety issue so he would be better in a toddler bed, perhaps with safety rails. It's unfortunate that th...

Answered: 07 Jul 2013
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They may be, but if you are concerned that he is nutrient deficient, then perhaps he needs blood tests to correctly diagnose this, or a consultatio...

Answered: 05 Jul 2013
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The toddler range you're using is the best, but you could try adding to the absorbency by using an adult incontinence pad stuck to the inside of hi...

Answered: 30 Jun 2013
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You need to contact your GP to see what local community supports are open to you. Is there a neighbourhood centre, a church, local mother's group o...

Answered: 23 Jun 2013
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Generally from around 14 months of age, toddlers are dropping from two sleeps to one. This happens after an early lunch at around 11.30-12 MD. Each...

Answered: 30 Jun 2013
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It does sound as if you are doing what you need to at this stage and although it probably doesn't feel like you're making much progress, you probab...

Answered: 23 Jun 2013
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If for now, you feel the dummy is giving him comfort and it's only when he's sleeping and settling that he needs it, his speech is not affected and...

Answered: 23 Jun 2013
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At eighteen months, she would be young to be developmentally ready to start toilet training. Generally around the age of 2 years is ideal for toile...

Answered: 15 Jun 2013
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Well, you won't be able to directly influence his bowel habits. At 4/5 years of age and being fully toilet trained he will develop bowel habits whi...

Answered: 26 May 2013
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To be honest, being beside himself in pain would be unusual for a toddler who is teething. This is a normal developmental stage and although it can...

Answered: 26 May 2013
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You can't really whilst she is going through this stage. At 22 months of age, she's too little to know the difference between middle of the night a...

Answered: 26 May 2013
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She could have a viral infection, be teething or her diet too high in fibre such as fruit/juices/salad type vegetables or other? If the rash has a ...

Answered: 26 May 2013
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Hi, Balancing fair attention with not overdoing it can be hard. But as long as you're sure she is well and thriving and her sleep/settling issues a...

Answered: 18 May 2013
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This is a very common issue, but don't despair, eventually he'll use the toilet for both wees and poos, it's often a matter of time and maturity. S...

Answered: 18 May 2013
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This one can be a challenge - have you considered just letting him run around in the backyard for a while without his nappy? Or taking it off him w...

Answered: 18 May 2013
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It does sound like you're having a challenging time with him. But I cannot, in the context of this email cover all the issues which you need help w...

Answered: 04 May 2013
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I'm unsure from your email if your boy is 3 1/2 years old or 3 and 1/2 months. But from your question I'm guessing he's 3 1/2 years old. Shyness ca...

Answered: 04 May 2013
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Thanks for your email, I think that the first thing you should do is have your 3 year old checked for hearing, if children can't hear well then the...

Answered: 27 Apr 2013
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This is not an uncommon question. Toddlers can certainly go through ages and stages of whining and wanting constant reassurance from their parents....

Answered: 20 Apr 2013
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I think you need to have him reviewed again by your GP. Perhaps this has developed into an ear infection and anti-biotics are needed. You could als...

Answered: 17 Apr 2013
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He loves you and is emotionally attached to you. In his own little way he's just showing you this in the best way he can. Perhaps for his current a...

Answered: 20 Apr 2013
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Black motions are not normal but this may be because of something he's eaten. Rarely, black motions are a sign of bleeding in the gut, so for this ...

Answered: 13 Apr 2013