Expert panel: Toddler

Questions about Toddler

Avatar sesam...
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You need to take him to see your GP, he may need a referral to a specialist. I am unable to give you more specific information other than encourage...

Answered: 07 Oct 2012
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Parents don't "fail" at toilet training their toddlers. It's just one of those things which takes time and lots of patience. Perhaps the changes in...

Answered: 12 Oct 2012
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It may be worth having her checked by your GP if you're concerned. But the fact that her temp is still within a normal range is reassuring; 36.1-37...

Answered: 06 Oct 2012
Avatar Nicol...
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Not really, other than exposure and practice everyday. Make sure you don't let her sit for long periods in her highchair, pram or in her cot. The b...

Answered: 06 Oct 2012
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Absolutely, at two toddlers are very egocentric and driven by their impulses. Try not to expect too much and aim for a simple, routine life. YOu'll...

Answered: 06 Oct 2012
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At two he's still learning about how to be social and what's a reasonable way to behave. Some gentle, consistent and fair guidance is reasonable at...

Answered: 06 Oct 2012
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He's right on the cusp of being old enough, but you may want to wait until the weather is warmer and he's just dressed in trainer pants and running...

Answered: 06 Oct 2012
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You could experiment with different sized nappies to see if one is more suitable for him. But to be honest, this is an issue which usually is only ...

Answered: 30 Sep 2012
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Yes, I think that would probably be the best way to manage this. Otherwise you're likely to keep having the same dramas and neither of them compreh...

Answered: 30 Sep 2012
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Hi, Thanks for your question. It is reassuring that he can follow directions and chatters. The first question we ask ourselves re. speech and langu...

Answered: 30 Sep 2012
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At 19 months there are real benefits in ceasing all bottles and offering milk and water from sippy or normal cups. What is ideal is to offer three ...

Answered: 22 Sep 2012
Avatar Siaanyxo
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At 19 months his brain is still forming, he honestly does not and cannot know what he's doing is wrong or naughty. It takes years for children to l...

Answered: 22 Sep 2012
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If she is waking up dry and no longer wetting overnight or through the day when she's asleep then a transition to pants is fine. You may want to pu...

Answered: 22 Sep 2012
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A gradual cessation is probably best for both of you, your breasts will adjust more comfortably if you slowly wean. But this can be more challengin...

Answered: 30 Sep 2012
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You may need to take her to the doctor to see if she has an underlying bacterial or thrush infection. Both of these need specific creams rather tha...

Answered: 16 Sep 2012
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To not be toilet trained at night at 4 years is very normal. There's a strong link between nocturnal enuresis in a child and when their parents wer...

Answered: 16 Sep 2012
Avatar Nicol...
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The fact that you're trying is great, but sometimes with toddlers this is all parents can do. Your job is to buy, prepare, cook and then serve her ...

Answered: 16 Sep 2012
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You could try getting him to use a potty or a potty chair, so the "drop" isn't so big, some kids are really scared of this, as well as the concept ...

Answered: 06 Sep 2012
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At 16 months he's still a little young to transition. Generally at around the age of two years toddlers are ready for a single bed. Until then it's...

Answered: 06 Sep 2012
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It's not uncommon but it can mean a couple of things and not necessarily tooth decay. It's great that you're brushing his teeth twice a day, those ...

Answered: 06 Sep 2012
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It's important to work out and establish if he has a mechanical problem with his chewing and swallowing, so a review with a speech pathologist may ...

Answered: 02 Sep 2012
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Hi, You don't say how old your son is so it's difficult to offer you age appropriate advice. But you're right when you say it takes longer for bowe...

Answered: 06 Sep 2012
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This can be a challenge, is her room dark or is the light coming in and waking her? What you could try is to not go into her when she first wakes u...

Answered: 02 Sep 2012
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This can be a challenge but as long as she is well now and you're prepared to hear her cry then you will succeed. You need to be absolutely consist...

Answered: 02 Sep 2012
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Hi, This can be difficult to manage, especially at the end of a busy day when you just want to get home! It can help just to sit there and watch th...

Answered: 26 Aug 2012
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If you are using the largest size you can buy but absorbency is an issue, then try using two nappies, one over the other. Alternately you could use...

Answered: 26 Aug 2012
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Role modelling can help, as can keeping very calm and matter of fact about it all. Summer is coming and this is a much better season to toilet trai...

Answered: 06 Sep 2012