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My daughter is 1.6 years old now. From my experience I can say, you need not to worry. he laughs like its a joke Kids world is entirely different and we can't go and see whats happening in their world. Their, language, activities everything will be different. When he scratches others face people will make some sounds know, that make him happy. Just cut ...


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My three year old son sucks his fingers, sometimes his shirt. I believe it's a comfort thing as he has a blanket he must have everywhere we go. I, myself had a blanket and I sucked my thumb until 5 years old. I just grew out of it and it was no big deal. Hope this helps


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My baby girl was potty trained a few months ago and indeed in the beginning she was so "proud" of her new hability but also not mastering it completely that she went really often on the potty. I guess this is part of the training process and you have to be patient about it. All the time "lost" now is for the greater good later on. If it keeps going on, you ...


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You are looking at the problem as an adult, look at this as a three year old. I walk -> I don't like it anymore -> I ask to get carried -> I like that... Simple. To break the cycle, communicate the way a three year old would. While you are walking have three year old type conversations, about colors and heaven. Don't walk, go from one place ...


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We had this problem with our daughter. Due to her febrile seizures, a few times during high fevers we had her sleep in our bed so we'd know if she had a seizure. Before we knew what happened, she would only sleep in our bed. It took persistence on our part to get her to sleep in her own bed again. She didn't want to. (And honestly, who could blame her? ...


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Can you use the crib with one side removed? Our crib had one side you can take off, and it really helped with the transition. They still get the familiar crib, while getting used to getting in and out of the bed on their own. (We started with this by 1 year of age, though). Some kids need parents in their room while they fall asleep. (Our youngest at 2 ...


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One trick which worked marvels for me was, saying to him: if you are tired, you can run and wait for me under that tree over there, sit down and relax. My son was often too tired to walk, but not tired enough to run to a shade under a tree where he can sit and look at me as I was walking.


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Locking her in is one thing I would never try; this is very traumatizing, and will very likely reinforce any separation anxiety and attachment. I know this from experience (unfortunately), and will not try it again. Your daughter expects you to be there to comfort and reassure her when she is scared, and locking her in her room when she is expressing ...


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First off: welcome to having a two year old! This is something a lot of people go through at around this age, and certainly the crib going away at this point is a lot of the reason. Different approaches work for different children, and if you look around the sleep and bedtime tags, you'll see a lot of different solutions. The most important thing is to be ...


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I used to put my daughter to bed at 8 pm. As she was not tired enough to sleep I'd stay with her in the room pretending that I am very tired and ignoring anything she would do. That would be: "I want potty," ok that's fine; "I want water" ok you can have water; she would sing, ask me lots of questions, talk about anything, change her pyjama, change the end ...


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At three or four years old we had this same issue with our oldest daughter. She would get used to me carrying her during the hardest parts of the hike, or when she got tired. Our solution was that I would put her back on her feet when we came across trail markings, and she could only ask for me to pick her back up after two more trail markings have passed. ...


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I had the same problem with my four year old and was surprised that just letting her pick out a new colorful pair of running sneakers to "go super fast" was all it took to get her going much further without me carrying her. Maybe I just lucked out, buy you might try making a big deal out of a new shoe purchase. Another idea is grab another kid to go with ...


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Try an alternative to carrying her the rest of the way. Instead of having her be carried the rest of the way for the hike, start taking short (15 minutes or so) breaks to let her rest for awhile, before continuing on the trail. This will mean that it will take longer for you, and you may have to shorten the full length of the trip, but it will give her ...


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Could it be that those "few hours walk in the woods" exceeded her range (both in physical endurance and attention span) pretty much from the get-go, so you ended up always carrying her towards the end of the hike? (I got kids age 12 and 8 who get bored of a "hike" in much less than "a few hours". They can run around the playground, and do visits to the ...


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Kids, even well after toddler years, tend to enjoy a hike in different ways than adults. We like taking our three out for walks in the woods, and have done so from infancy (some great baby pictures of Daddy carrying daughter in a sling!). One possibility is that shorter outings will improve her outlook. Having small expectations was the hardest transition ...


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Great question, we have the same problem. What we came up so far: Singing songs, playing games ("I spy with my little eye") etc. Simply telling her that she is too heavy to be carried. Promise a reward if she manages it without carrying.


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Update Our daughter has quit battling us when we set her down. It is not longer the battle it used to be to set her on the toilet and high chair. Must have been just a phase or something.


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Children will go through a variety of stages of development with regard to drawing, including a stage of scribbling1: Kellogg (1967), in her studies of the children's scribbles, has show that children universally proceed through the same series of stages in their early art development. The approximate life cycle of scribbling begins at age two, or even ...


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You teach a toddler to draw pretty much the same way you teach any activity. Giving her the opportunity and tools to practice (making paper, crayons, chalk, etc. readily available) Model the activity (draw with her, particularly draw things that are close to her level; not as a "lesson", just doing it next to her so she sees you drawing also, and can learn ...


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She won't produce anything photo-realistic, but if you break it down step by step, she should be able to produce something she is happier with. For instance for a mouse, start by having her draw a circle --tell her that is the body. Then draw a straight line at the back --that is the tail. Then two more circles --those are ears. Then two dots --those are ...


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Drawing's difficult. If you told me to draw a person I'd probably be on a typical 8 or 9 yo level... ;) My daughter (20m) often asks us to draw something and we do it, while she can't draw anything ... recognizable... yet. She does enjoy it anyway. You can't really teach a toddler to draw. There's a lot of skills involved, including world perception, which ...


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If I were teaching my 2 year old to draw, I would start with stick figures. This is a 4 year old's drawing of a person: The head will be the main thing, The rest, pretty unsophisticated. But then they will eventually start to have fingers and toes and more hair. To draw animals may be out of her league, but is she insists, draw a body like a circle, ...


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To me, the word "toddler" emphasizes a characteristic gait or style of movement, toddling. Toddlers are mobile, but their movement is a little awkward and inefficient. Adults don't trust toddlers to have an accurate sense of their own physical limits, and so toddlers require fairly close supervision to keep them from hurting themselves. I think a child ...


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First of all, Kids this age go through growth sprouts. For a certain period say 1-3months they won't eat properly and lose weight big time. Then they suddenly change. Secondly, rice is not the only best food you can give your child. I would also recommend trying few other items in the list below: Egg White - boiled Different varirty of pressure cooked ...


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You are doing all of this way way to late at night. At 2 he needs to be going to bed around 8 o'clock because children need more sleep then adults. It's also not a good idea to have him watching t.v up to an hour before bed. Make sure he uses that bathroom before bed. I suggest that when he does wake up like that don't take him to your bed, leave him be. ...


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When I don't understand where I am going wrong when my kid's eating and I feel that even the doctors advice is not working then I am very quick in changing the doctor. I keep changing the doctors until I find a doctor who has solution for the child's problem. Try to change the doctor/s if necessary. It is not your doctor is a good/bad doctor but it seems to ...


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Check whether a vitamin supplement is (medically) appropriate for his age. It was the usual solution when I was a kid, but I'm not sure whether it is accepted practice in the USA. Something else is to lower the milk consumption (but not liquids overall).


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I wouldn't say that toddlers 'should' drink milk at night but I think it's pretty normal that they would want to. The natural age for weaning (ie stopping breastfeeding) for children is around 3-5 years old and since formula is generally used as a substitute for breastfeeding, I would expect that children may continue to want it until a similar age. Night ...


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While most two-year-olds should not be waking because of hunger in the middle of the night, every person's metabolism is different. That said, do you have reason to suspect his is higher than most? Does he run around more than his peers, does he eat more, is he thinner, or is he growing faster? Otherwise he just may have gotten into the habit of getting ...


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I can only provide my opinion and (so far) experience about that. I have son (almost 4) and a daughter (15 months), and both sleep fine. I can't say how much depends on their characters, genetics, etc. But nevertheless, one advice that I have read, that we followed, and turned out quite successful for us: Never take your child in your bed. In the very ...


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That's really a big difference between US and Europe. Here in the US we are on solid food at 6 months and milk whenever you stop breast feeding (12 mo - 18 mo). The biggest problem you have is you need to brush his teeth again after that bottle. We stopped midnight feedings probably at 1 year. I think you just need to show some tough love if you don't ...


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No, toddlers should not (regularly) drink milk or formula during the night. The major reason for this is tooth decay. Toddlers have a fairly full set of teeth, and formula in particular has a lot of plain old sugar in it. Putting them to bed with a bottle, or even feeding them immediately before they sleep for 4-6 hours, is bad for their teeth, and can ...


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It is totally reasonable to expect him to do a full night. Our 2.5 girl has been doing full nights since she was 4 months or so, and here (Belgium, but France too for what I know) it is considered usual for a kid to sleep all night before he is 1. I know it's quite different in the USA for example, and anyway all kids don't follow the same pattern... but I ...


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Don't feel discouraged and don't think that there's nothing you can do and don't let them marginalize your concerns. It's true that doctors are often terrible at listening to us when we tell them something is wrong. I don't know, maybe there's something in the doctor manual that says "if what the patient says doesn't make sense to you assume she's just an ...


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I can't offer you personal medical advice (no one can over the internet), but I can address your frustration. None of the medical staff I have taken him to is taking this seriously. How much longer does he have to be having diarrhea before they finally take it more seriously and do something?!?!?! I think this is the gist of your question. For this, I ...


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If she's remaining calm and the other person isn't getting mad at her, let her try to resolve the situation herself. If the other person starts getting annoyed or she starts getting frustrated, redirect her and amuse her yourself. It's a good thing for toddlers to have to deal with situations where others don't react the way they want sometimes. It helps ...


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I'd say let him play on his own as much as he wants to. Make sure he can come and get you guys if he gets distressed, but if he's happy, there's no problem. If he never engaged in social play with adults, or only when adults forced him to, then that could be a sign of a developmental issue. But if he absolutely refused to play alone ever, that would also be ...


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I want to ask you why you want to stop breast feeding to your baby? What is his age? What you are doing I mean have you job? are you a house wife?Some people want to continue to breast-feed till the child is 3 years old or above. So you should also breast feed him/her till the the 3 years of age. But if your daughter wants to stop you can do this. You can ...


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In addition to Erica's detailed and excellent answer, a few notes for how we handle this (in a similar situation). Most of our meals are planned around our schedules. We have nights that one of us is home a bit earlier, and nights one of us will be home later (or both). On nights that we can be home a bit earlier, we plan dinners that might take a bit of ...


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We've got two working adults and three kids — we're very familiar with the scheduling challenges this causes. (Once your daughter starts having extracurricular activities, things will only get more hectic!) First off, if you want the whole family to be eating the same meal at the same time, a snack on the way home for your daughter is pretty critical to ...


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How about giving her a small amount of food that doesn't need preperation as soon as she gets home? Enough food for her to be less hungry, but not that much that she's really full? That way you or your husband can prepare the main dish as soon as you're home, and she can eat with you? Or ask the daycare if it is possible to give her some fruit between ...


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My husband and I are going through the EXACT same thing. To a T. For a very long time our 2 & 3 year olds slept like angels! We might have had to put them back to bed 1 time, but mostly they went right to bed without an ounce of hassle. For the past month or so our 2 (almost 3) year old will NOT go to bed. We put him down, say prayer, daddy leaves the ...


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Ask yourself: How do children experience their world? Most languages have words like "grasp", that mean to understand something and to touch it. Good schools/educators try to incorporate as many sensory channels and as many different ways to teach as possible. In my child's primary school letters and numbers are taught by having the children walk the ...


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Although "nobody likes a snitch", there's a line between "looking for help" vs "snitching". I would avdise to keep on going for the idea "Hitting is bad" cause it definitely is, and teaching your child that when he feels like someone's doing bad things to him, it's more than OK to report to an adult. The adult might then take action, was it simply ...


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I think this totally depends on your vision about how to raise children, it seems impossible for us to answer to me. Note that having to cure your kid when it gets ill isn't always the best option. What I mean is: If your kid gets serious ill and neets antibiotics, it will cure him (which is good), but the antibiotics kill the "good germs" in the intestines ...


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While I agree with the approaches of the other answers in the long term, two years old is very young for that kind of subtle discernment of a situation. At that age, kids need very simple instructions, and asking for an adult's help is the most effective. That adult can show in the moment the appropriate response, taking the unique circumstances into ...


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Sometimes children up to a certain age need a "hands-on" approach to their misbehaviour. Let me tell you what happened to both my children, especially to my daughter: We have a clear "no hitting" policy in the family and two verbally competent children who up to this day can yell at each other like a bunch of fishwives but don't retort to physical ...


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As the mom of 2 'energetic' boys, here is my take: escalation doesn't work, and all it teaches is that 'might is right'. My kids are sometimes the 'instigator' and sometimes the 'victim', and in either direction it doesn't work. If you hit back, a 'rough' child might think you want to fight for fun, or might be even more aggressive. Especially at 2, I ...


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With our three year old son, anytime he used to hit his sibling or someone, we would demonstrate a Shakespearean style stage drama full of intense agony and pain and callout to him letting him know how much it hurts us when he hurts his sibling. Apparently toddlers care a lot about their folks and are genuinely concerned to help them put a magic bandaid ...


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Perhaps unconventional in the US, but my mother-in-law put something bitter (like neem) on her nipple. Her children felt upset for a little while, but lost their appetite for breastmilk.



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