Age specific questions from about 1 year to about 3 years. Younger: infant. Older: pre-schooler.

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A question from a 30 months kid

My son asked me why people's eyes will hurt if one stares Mr sun. I told him Mr sun shoots sun light, which is not visible and not touchable. But it exists and is made of atoms just like others we can ...
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How to prepare a two year old for international relocation

We are going to relocate to a different country in summer with our daughter who is going to be 2.5 then. I found this question but our situation is different and the answer does not apply. Ours is ...
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Teaching 12 months old how to fall asleep in her crib without hours of rocking, nursing, etc

We're having trouble getting our 1 year old to fall asleep at night. She fusses and cries, and we have to work with her (rocking, singing, breastfeeding etc) for at least 1-2 hours, sometimes longer. ...
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what's causing 3 year old to scream/cry several different times through out the night but doesn't wake up?

I get woken up in my sleep at least four times throughout the night. My daughter is screaming only for just under a minute. she is not awakened from this but is leaving me wondering what is happening
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What's the cutoff age for concern with the Zika virus? [migrated]

CNN is reporting that there is a potentially serious outbreak of this "Zika virus." From all the blogs and articles out there on Zika, it is obvious that this virus is a serious threat to pregnant ...
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How can I help the Bitten?

In her creche, my daughter (2) got severely bitten by three different children now with a couple of months between each incident-cluster. The first biter moved to a different creche soon after, the ...
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Combining sounds to simple words

This is my third child, and so I'm not too worried, etc... I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts on how to encourage or work towards combining sounds a toddler already knows (in this case "s" with ...
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How to deal with a loss of appetite with a toddler?

My son is 16 months old, he is a picky eater and we are dealing with his poor eating habits from the get go (now going to a special clinic). As for now, I'm breastfeeding him 50/50 with real food. ...
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Are forward rolls dangerous for young children?

My 2.5 year old is fascinated by forward rolls and attempts to do them on the floor and on the bed. He is not afraid of hurting himself, he also dives head first into the bed and such. I worry about ...
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34 month old refuses to swallow or spit out food

He refuses to swallow or spit out his food. We are at a loss on how to combat this issue as he won't just hold it in his mouth for half n hour. We are talking 3 HOURS + HERE! The only reason he spat ...
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2 year old leaving with daddy

Is it normal for a 2 year old to throw a fit, crying, clinging to me, saying no, stay mommy, when her father comes to get her? She doesn't do it if she gets dropped off at her grandparents' house or ...
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Fake Poo/ Pee Trips

I am wondering if anyone has any insight on this situation we are in. My boy is 20 month old, hes been able to tell us when he wants to poop for sometime now. He usually poops once a day in the ...
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3 year old stealing household items

My 3 year old has been in a new phase lately where he steals things like my husband's expensive new watch. Or, he will steal pens, my lipgloss, etc. We cannot get him to listen no matter what we try. ...
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Playing with legos with a toddler around

I need your advice on how to get my 4-year old son to play less with legos (or to play in a more controlled fashion) when his toddler brother is around. Currently my son goes through a period where ...
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What can help soothe my 14 month old's 'hot farts' other than zinc oxide?

Our one year old had a bout of diarrhea that has mostly gone away. What she's experiencing now are occasional 'hot farts', and they're really hurting her. The skin surrounding the opening is really ...
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My toddler calls me “Mommy”, but I'm his father

It was cute and funny at first that both of us were being called Mommy, and I still don't really mind. My wife and I laugh and try to correct him, pointing to pictures, ourselves and repeating the ...
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At what age can a child be responsible for deciding whether to wear warm clothes?

My son is about to turn 2 and is getting to the stage where he has strong feelings over what he does and doesn't want to do. One of the issues we have is with clothing. I'm happy to give him some ...
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Is my two year old gifted? what should we do about preschool?

My son turned two in October. He's known all his letter since about fourteen-fifteen months. Also learned small numbers around then. He knew a bunch of sight words before he could speak. He used signs ...
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What to do breastfeeding toddler vomiting?

My daughter has thrown up a lot 2 days ago from 6pm-3am, - 6am she was fed 9oz at once (not my choice), - she threw all of it up. - fed her less pedialite at a time, around 10am she threw up again, a ...
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My 3 year old daughter sometimes out of control!

My wife and I have 3 year old daughter Olivia. She is lovely and very sweet at normal times. She goes to daycare everyday and am happy in the daycare with her friends. However, here comes with her ...
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How to make the 2.6 year old toddler drink more water in winters?

She passes urine once in 2 hours. She does drink 1 or 2 sips of warm water when I ask her during the day time. Usually I have to run behind her for the same. She does drink some water with lunch and ...
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The toddler is being frightened of ghosts at daycare. How should I deal with the child before the fear sets in completely?

I can't make out who said this to her at daycare, and it doesn't matter since I don't have any control over the daycare people. Toddler is 2.6 years old. 3 days back the toddler told me that there ...
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Toddler drinking a lot before/during night, too much for one diaper

Our toddler is about 16 months old now, but the situation I’ll describe hasn’t changed much throughout the past half year. He won’t go to sleep at night (around 19:00) without having had his bottle ...
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How do I get a toddler to play more gently now that I'm pregnant again?

I have a 2 year old son and another baby on the way. I just recently found out I'm pregnant but not sure how far just yet. My son rammed into my stomach like he is always doing but this time it made ...
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How to help 3 year old deal and stop confusional arousals when waking up

For a good amount of time now my daughter has had a hard time sleeping, whether it's at night or nap time. It seems as soon as it gets dark something triggers her to act up because she knows the ...
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Weight and Height for a 2 year old girl

My 2 year niece weighs 30kgs (66.13 lbs) and tall for her age (3 feet/91cm tall). Despite her weight she does not really eat much.. we we're advised that it's growth spurt. Is there a cause for ...
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When can the child start using adult cosmetic products?

Child is 2.6 years old. It is winter here and taking the child to bathroom to wash her face with soap is difficult for me as well as her. Water can be warmed but clothes do get wet, hers as well as ...
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How to go out with a toddler learning to use the potty without diapers?

My little girl is about 2 1/2 years old now, and she's been doing bare bottom potty usage for the past two months or so with good success (not including poop because she's upset to go poop at all so ...
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Is this behavior (nipple pushing and other behaviors) a problem?

We have a 2 year old son. He is our first child. Recently we've started noticing some weird behavior. Below are the behaviors we have observed. When he is with me, sometimes he lifts my shirt and ...
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Can too much jumping hurt a toddler's knees?

My baby turned 2 yrs old just now. He is a very happy guy, running and jumping all day long. Yesterday I was told by an old guy, a kid should not jump too much, because their muscles and bones are ...
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How to entertain a 2 year old on an airplane?

In about 2 months we will be going on a trip which involves a 5 hour flight. Our 2 year old is typically very active and I'm really worried that he will have a hard time on the flight. What are some ...
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How to make 2 years old toddler stop throwing things at others?

We have a 2 year old son. He is our first kid. Recently he started throwing things at others kids which hurts them. I have done the following things to stop that behavior but they didn’t work: ...
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How to behave with 10 months old baby around staircases? [duplicate]

I understand staircases are very dangerous for babies. We have only one staircase at our home. The staircase is 20 cm high. Our baby is very curious and wants to go down that one staircase (20 cm ...
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How late in the day can my 2 year old nap?

My 2 year old son is having a difficult time falling asleep for his daily nap, which was previously not an issue. He had been napping from about 11:45-1:45, but now he fights it desperately and won't ...
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Is it safe for a 2.5 year old toddler to be allowed to plug in the light cord into the wall plug

I have a 2.5 year old grandson I moved across the country to take care of and my daughter and I collide with what is safe to allow for him to do and not do..... For instance he likes to plug his light ...
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1 year old crying loudly in her sleep until she wakes up

When my niece, who is just 1 year and 2 months old, goes to sleep it takes no longer than 1 hour and she just starts crying loudly and wakes up. This has been happening for the last 4 days and ...
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How do you teach a toddler how to wait?

My toddler (21 months old), like most, is not a very patient person. For example, when it's dinner time, she wants to sit in her high chair and begins whining and complaining tearfully while her food ...
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Improving a parent preference?

My wife and I arrived at my in-laws today at the end of a 3 day couple's retreat away from the kids (3yr8m boy and 1yr10m boy). We were both very excited to see the kids again and wondered if they ...
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problem eating solid food

My daughter is now 2 years and 3 months. She eats most soft foods, like rice and soup, yogurt or soup that contains small pieces of vegetables. She is swallowing. But if I make the pieces a little bit ...
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Discussing early literacy tools with parents

I have three couple-friends, all with toddlers (12-14 months), who rarely ever involve literacy in their child's lives. As an educator and researcher I know how strong a correlation early reading has ...
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My 2.5 years old daughter asks to learn to read

My daughter is a big fan of books. She can spend one hour in a row looking at her books, and often asks my wife and me to read her a story. We are a french family. For 2 weeks, she's been looking at ...
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Toddler waking up too early

Our son just turned 3, and the last few weeks has taken to waking up at 4:30-5-15am. He has a long nap from 12:30-3pm then we put him to sleep at 7:30-8. He: sleeps with white noise from a fan, the ...
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3yr old refuses to sleep without me

I love my daughter so much but she is destroying my marriage. I cannot get her to stay in any bedroom when it is time to sleep. When she was younger she would at least allow one of her brothers to lay ...
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3 year old acts out for parents, but not for nanny

My wife and I are having trouble with our 2.5/3 year old daughter. We have a newborn (1 month old) that we believe is the reason. We are guessing she is jeolous of the attention that her new baby ...
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Should I be concerned that my 2 year-old cannot pronounce sounds like “vee” and “fee”?

Our first child had no problems speaking quite clearly. However, our second child who is 2 years old has trouble pronouncing sounds like "vee" and "fee". For example, "vessel" becomes "bessel" and ...
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How bad can teething pain be?

Our 18 months daughter has phases of extreme pain that we attribute to teething. The doctor advised painkillers, which we give her when we can. She indeed has molars coming out and tends to touch her ...
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What is a good system of organizing toys?

I would like to decrease the toy chaos and make it simpler to involve my 20 month old daughter in picking up her toys, without creating a system that is too complicated. We currently have 6 small ...
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From what age do children start having permanent memory of incidents, and what is the maximum long term memory at what age?

From what age do children start having permanent memory of incidents such as mother slapping her very hard, father reading her stories, doing drawing and other crafts, meeting an accident? What is ...
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How does one blow a toddler's nose alone?

I use this to blow my 2yo daughter's nose : However, I always need someone's help to deal with her flailing arms, turning head and loud disapproval. This means I can't do it as often as necessary. ...
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Laughs when being disobedient stuff (18 months)

Our daughter is 18 months old. When she does something that irritates or make me angry she laughs/get happy. For instance, when I sit by the laptop she comes by and push buttons on it. First, I say ...