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

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Should I encourage my 2 year old to figure things out on her own?

My daughter loves books and we regularly read tons of books to her everyday. She can sit and listen to the same book over and over for 30 min+. Earlier this week, we bought new books for her and these ...
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My 18 month old cries when he realizes that he made a mistake

I have a parenting situation where I'm unsure of the right behavior. My 18 month old child is usually shy and doesn't mingle with people easily, but if someone spends time with him and goes a little ...
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How to discuss private parts with an almost 3-year-old and introduce gender?

I was hoping to get some advice, particularly from LGBTQ parents or those from the Trans community (though answers from anyone are most appreciated!). My almost 3 year old little girl has started ...
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1 year old keeps waking up at 3 am

In the last month or so, our 13 month old has woken up around 3 am and been vehemently against going back to sleep. It's sort of a combination of being against being put back to bed and being very ...
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Should I use timeouts with my goddaughter if her mother doesn't?

My goddaughter is 2.5 years old and lives in another state. We video chat every week, which she looks forward to, but I only see her in person intermittently. She is also an outgoing and assertive ...
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How to help our 2.5-year-old daughter deal with an abusive 5-year-old boy?

In the Kindergaden, our daughter has periodic confrontations with a boy who used i.e. to hit her on the head with a toy and she is totally scared of him up to not willing to go to the Kindergarden. ...
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Toddler recently pushing me away, no cuddles, not saying goodnight etc etc and I'm withdrawing a bit - is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Our daughter just turned 2 in May. My wife and I haven't really had that many issues with her, but recently she's being odd. Every time I go to give her a hug, cuddle or kiss she either pulls away or ...
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What to do with a 20 month (1.5 years) old baby who wants her mother to hold her all the time?

My wife is now pregnant with a second baby, this I think makes my first baby (20 months old) very jealous. As a result the first baby would want her mom to hold her all the time. If her mom refuses, ...
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Cousin (1 year and 9 months) won’t stop yelling and crying every 5 minutes during his sleep. What could be the reason?

My cousin's parents are on a trip at the moment and they left my cousin with my aunt, since they have this people above 3 years old only rule when it comes to travelling, since someone under that age ...
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How to react when a child cried due to interaction with other children?

When in a public library, another child who was older than my daughter came to and took a book from my daughter's hands, then my daughter started crying. My daughter is 15 months old, cannot fully ...
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2 year old demands milk midnight

my younger son turned 2 in June, he has a sleep issue that worries me and my wife. He fells asleep at late hour like 10pm every night only after long cuddling. He always wakes up around 3am ...
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Why is my toddler afraid of talking puppets?

My 2-year-old son enjoys having stuffed animals around him as comfort objects, as well as playing with toy humans and animals. Ever since the first time he saw a talking puppet (around 18 months old, ...
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2.5-year-old hyper at nap and bedtime. He is sleep deprived

We have a 2.5-year-old boy who naps at preschool (3 days a week) but not at home. He gets wild before nap and bedtime. He'll run around the room, jump on the bed or on us, and won't listen to anything....
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How to encourage 17 month old to walk?

TL;DR: my 17 month old son could walk 10 - 20 steps two weeks ago. But now he refuses to walk. What should I do to encourage him? Long version: my son had some serious eating problem when he was 8 ...
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Baby / toddler girls - is it necessary to wear swim pants to prevent infections or inflammations?

We have just been on a beach holiday in Italy with our almost two year old girl. For a whole week she'd happily run around on the beach, sit and play with the sand, or go in the water, all the time ...
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My 1-year-old freaks out on her father

So we have a beautiful one-year-old daughter and she has always been a daddy‘s girl up until about a week ago. She started freaking out anytime her dad will go to hold her, change her, or even trying ...
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How can I mitigate how my toddler has generalized a fear related to insects/flies?

I'm typically careful of not instilling needless fears in my toddler as I want her to be afraid of important danger and not everything and anything that might be dangerous. We went for a vacation ...
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Why do toddlers hate getting their face cleaned off with a wet washcloth and is there a better way?

After every meal it’s a battle to wipe off my toddler’s face. He really fights it (This paints a pretty good picture). I’ve observed this to be quite common for toddlers. Is there an easier way to ...
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How to deal with a one year old who resists sitting in shopping cart?

We have an 11 month old boy who is very mobile (has been walking since 9 months) and now loves to play, run around, and climb on things. One problem we have is that when we're in the grocery store, he'...
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My 2.5-year-old wakes up and whines for hours

My 2-year-old wakes up in the middle of the night and whines for an hour or two and won't tell me why or go back to sleep. I have to work and this can't keep happening. Also I am worried about him.
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How to tell a toddler cars are dangerous and should not be approached?

My child doesn't fear cars. I keep telling him to walk away from cars, but he doesn't listen to me. For example, we went to the shopping mall and I was holding his hand. Knowing toddlers, he doesn't ...
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When does a toddler understand the joke of a man falling down on purpose?

A few days ago I was watching a circus show with my almost 3-year-old daughter. There was a guy who was doing some pirouettes in an horizontal bar: he would turn several times in a row and then stop ...
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What to do about my toddler's fixation on the smell of her mother’s hair?

I would like to help my 2-year-old daughter sleep without smelling and pulling my wife's hair. Every night, my wife gets nervous and headaches, as our daughter pulls her hair for at least 30 minutes. ...
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Is being repetitive normal for a 3-year-old child?

I have a 3-year-old son and am a first-time mom. I just noticed that he is very repetitive, saying something more times than expected. He doesn't stop, even when I say okay. He stops when he wants. ...
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How to prevent toddler pulling others' hair

My 13-month-old son likes to pull (hard) on hair, whether adults or other toddlers whenever they get in range. We try to tell him it's wrong because he hurts others, but it doesn't seem to work yet. ...
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Toddler putting small stones in her mouth thinking it's funny

My 1.5 y.o. has recently started putting small stones (the size of hazelnuts) in her mouth when we are outdoors, which of course can be very dangerous. I have tried everything I could think of to ...
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Using scare tactics to get children to obey

My daughter is 18 months old. Recently we have been using scare tactics to make her obey. Do this or else Aunty from the top floor will come and shout at you Do this or the dog will come for you We ...
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Bottles at night are bad for teeth but what about breastfeeding?

I’d say that most people know that putting kids to bed with a bottle of milk will cause tooth decay but what about older babies and toddlers who fall asleep at the breast? My daughter is the most ...
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My kid cries when nanny arrives. Is this a red flag?

Our nanny has been with us for over a year and she had been getting along with our kid very well. About a few weeks ago, our kid started to cry when she arrives and does not want to even say hi or ...
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potty trained 2 year old toddler pees every 20-30 minutes?

we have potty trained our son when he was about 22 months and we thought we were over the hill - it went quite well although he never learned to ask to the potty, we just put him on the potty often ...
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My 2-year-old does not eat except drinking milk

My child is going to be 2 in the next 15 days but he likes to drink only milk and does not eat. He will eat only 1 or 2 bites and then will not eat. My pediatrician asked to remove milk. We tried but ...
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2-year-old still doesn’t want to walk

My daughter turned 2 at the end of April and still isn’t walking unassisted. What’s weird is she’ll do everything else you’d expect: she’ll walk if someone holds her hands; she’ll use her walker and ...
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How to encourage speech of minority language for bilingual child?

Note: I am going to use 3rd person plural pronouns (e.g. "they", "their") when referring to my child as I think gender is not important here. Situation: My wife and I are using the One-parent-one-...
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what to do when parents agree on parenting but one can't stick to agreement?

When it comes to most things, at least the big stuff, I think my wife and I agree on how we want to raise our kids. Ours are age 3 and 2 now. Whenever we don't however, we seem to find a common ground ...
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What should dad do if mom and toddler always fighting/tantrums etc

My second child (son) is almost 2 and he has tantrums daily. The tantrums are worse and more frequent than with my 1st (daughter). The tantrums are exclusively when we he is with mom or when mom is ...
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My 2.5 year old child can only be calmed by mother

My 2.5-year-old daughter is a good educated child that hasn't many bad behaviors. Sometimes she turns out to be more the defensive type than the aggressive one, but all in normal frames. When she ...
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How do I react when my 2.5 year old hits me?

My 2.5 year old has started hitting me in the face, on the body (anywhere) during tantrums and sometimes even when we're having a nice moment together. What is the best way to deal with this? I know ...
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How can I undo the bad behavior my 2.5 year old daughter learned from 5 year old children?

We went on a trip with some friends for 2 days, and there were three 5-year-old girls. After returning from the trip, my daughter has been pushing her brother 5X more, kicking her mother 5X more (for ...
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Anxiety, Anger, and Major Sleep Issues in 2.5 Year Old Following Long Holiday – Is This Normal?

We went to Australia from Canada for two months to visit (and stay with) family when our son was 2.25 years old. He is now 2.5 years old. Now he is terrified to go to sleep, screams if we leave him (...
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How to explain to my 2-year-old daughter that her biological father now wants to be called “daddy”, after previously denying fatherhood?

My daughter is 2 and a half. My boyfriend and I have been together since I was a few months pregnant. She eventually started calling him daddy and we stopped correcting her as her biological father ...
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Trouble enjoying family time in the moment

I have a 2.5 yo and a newborn. I find that when watching the toddler or doing everyone-together family activities I find myself stressed out managing everything and generally wishing I could be by ...
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2-year-old screaming and tantrum when left at daycare

My son is almost 2 years old and has started daycare just a few days ago. When he arrives (actually today was even worse, when he was in the car he knew we were on our way there and began crying) at ...
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23-month-old no longer napping in her crib

My kid is 23 months old and turns 2 in 2 weeks. She is able to sleep at night on her own since we used the cry-it-out method late last year. She usually has one 1.5-2 hour nap after lunch. However, ...
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My two-year-old refuses to eat anything

I have a two-year-old cousin who absolutely refuses to eat at all. She’s really small and anemic but she still refuses to have anything but her bottle no matter what I try. I’ve tried setting it out ...
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What can I do to teach my 22 months old toddler to talk?

My son completed 22 months and not talking with us. My wife stays at home to take care of him. Right now he says some 15-20 alphabets, 4 colors. We usually show him TV during lunch and dinner (60 ...
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Can I use one time use puppy pads for toddler potty training while they sleep at night?

I'm starting to potty train my child at 20 months by not sleeping with a diaper on. It gets tiring to change / wash the bed sheets every night. I was thinking of using disposable one time use puppy ...
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M a mother of 14 months baby girl [closed]

My 1year old daughter refuses to eat. What happened to her? And now she is anemic😔 . M so worried abt her 😟
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Scientific proof of sign language for toddler communication [closed]

Is there a science backed research on teaching sign language to babies or toddlers to enhance communication?
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Too many presents from Grandma - is this bad for my child?

I think that having a lot of things for your baby or kid like lots of toys or other distractions (iPad, presents, bad food with sugar) is not a good thing. This could create a behavior of only doing ...
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Toddler sleeping problems

My daughter is 16 months old and no matter what time I put her down for bed she wakes up at 12:30 am. I've tried putting her in bed at 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm, 10 pm and even as late as 11:30 pm and no ...