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

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How can I explain to my son why sunlight will hurt his eyes?

My 30 month old son asked me why people's eyes will hurt if one stares at Mr Sun. I told him the sun shoots sunlight, which is not visible and not touchable. But it exists and is made of atoms just ...
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How to know after how much time will the toddler be x inches tall?

The child is currently 2 feet 11 inches tall. I want to buy a balance bike for her which says the maximum inner leg length of the kid should be 18 inches. Her current inner leg length is 14 inches. ...
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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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15 month old waking in the night, screaming and hysterical

My 15 month old has suddenly started waking at night crying. We go into her room to try to comfort her, and sometimes bring her into bed with us, but our presence seems to make things worse. Sometimes ...
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16 month old doesnt talk

My 16 month old doesnt say any words though he babbles a lot. he recently started repeating mummy when I say it. he responds to his name (though sometimes he totally ignores me) He follows 2 commands ...
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Which breeds of dog are safe to have around a toddler?

Which breeds of dog are safe to have around when raising a small child?
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How can a young child be taught not to bully?

How can an 18 month old be taught that bullying is not ok? He seems to like causing the trouble it brings upon him, and bullying, mean acts also seem to please him. He likes to sit on his younger ...
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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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My 2 year old wont sleep through the night

From the time he was born, my son has never been a good sleeper, but he's never been as bad as he is now and I am really losing my patience with him. I've tried everything and nothing seems to work. ...
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Grey hair on a 14 month old baby

My son is only 14 months old, but we have recently noticed that he has a white hair on his head. Should we worry?
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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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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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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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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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Should I discourage my son from “stealing” toys from Let's Rock Elmo?

My 15 month old son has Let's Rock Elmo, which includes drums, microphone, and tambourine for Elmo to play. However, my son has several times decided that he wanted the instrument Elmo was "using" at ...
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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 we keep my niece's hair out of her eyes?

My niece is 15 months old, and has inherited a combination of the worst traits of her parent's hair: it's very very fine, like her mother's (and mine), and grows at all sorts of odd angles, like her ...
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2.5 years toddler who refuse to open eyes for hours

I have a 2.5 years old toddler girl who has recently started full day childcare and there were a couple of instances where she refused to open her eyes for hours - this usually happens when she throws ...
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How should we address stuttering in a toddler?

My 2.5 year old has recently developed what can be best described as a stutter. It only seems to occur with us, and mostly when asking a question ("Wh, wh, wh, wh, what's that Daddy?). It's ...
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What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?

There has been a lot of talk lately about the alleged harmful (potential?) side effects of vaccinations/immunizations for infants and children. What are the objective arguments against immunizing?
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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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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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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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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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Why won't my toddler sleep when her mother tries to put her in bed?

my daughter is 21 months old and at present behaves in a curious way. I don't think this question is a duplicate of others with similar titles. During the day she's a sweetheart, no problems at all. ...
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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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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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How important is the quality of the content of 3D animations made for toddlers?

I am a mother with a children at 2 years old and I am looking for nursery rhymes animations to share with my little one. In this question, my problem is expressed regarding the quality of the ...
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1 Year Old Wakes Up Screaming Multiple Times A Night

My niece just turned 1 year old and she still does not sleep through the night. She wakes up numerous times (about every 1.5 - 2 hours) throughout the night and proceeds to scream very loudly until ...
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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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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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Our babygirl doesn't say mommy

I am from Turkey and in Turkish the word for father is baba and dede for grandpa. Our 17 month old baby girl follows me all day with repeated baba but rarely says anne for mommy. As much as this ...
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How can 7-year old defend himself when toddler is hitting?

I am a mother to a 7 year old boy and I have a friend who has a 2 years toddler. Both my friend and I try our best to use the Conscious and Peaceful Parenting Approach. Her little daughter is lovely ...
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My 4 year old keeps telling me she peed herself but she's dry?

I'm at a complete loss. She's potty trained and all is well. But recently she keeps moaning and complaining she peed in her underwear but upon checking, she's completely dry. This is an ongoing thing ...
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Why does my toddler cry when I try to put her down for bed, but not when my wife does it?

So my 2 year old is undeniably a Daddy's girl. She's always clingy when I'm home and only wants Daddy when Daddy is around. At bed time we have a routine that we follow before putting her down, but ...
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Toddler peeing pants when upset

We have had our 2.5 year old potty trained for at least 6 months. He knows when he has to go and asks accordingly. At night he stays dry. However, when he is at home and he is in trouble (or gets ...
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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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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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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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Treating diaper rash for a teething toddler

My 13 month old baby girl is teething. Her nose is leaking, she has red cheeks and super red bum (rear-end). With urine and feces, it gets worse, and two spots become red flesh (like road rash) so it ...
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What is Heuristic play?

I've been looking at lots of different nurseries (day care) for my one year old child. Most of them are proud to offer something they call "heuristic play". What is heuristic play? Why is it so ...
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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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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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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 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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My 3 years old doesn't tell me when he needs to use the bathroom

My son is 3 years old and doesn't tell me when he needs to use the bathroom. It has been 5 months now that I took his diaper off him. I just do not know what I should do. Should I put a diaper on him ...
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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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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 ...