Questions tagged [toddler]

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

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How rough can rough-housing get for a toddler?

My daughter is almost 16 months old. Last night I was holding her with her back to my chest and my arms around her chest and swinging her lower body so that her legs swung up by almost 90 degrees. ...
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13 month old constantly wakes up at night

My son has never been a baby whose slept through the night. He always woke up constantly to feed. Now, he still wakes up the same amount of times and still wants to feed either milk or water. Doctor ...
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Passive smoking's effect on a child

My father-in-law is smoking hard, around half a package per day. He doesn't find it stupid even when we come with our child (1.5 years old with atopic dermatitis). We meet each other around four days ...
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Why my kids don't get excited to see me

We have been living with my wife brother for 3 years now, My kids are very excited whenever their uncle comes from door and not me. This sort of hurt, not sure why but what my kids (almost 7 and 2) ...
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Recommended group size for 1.5 years old?

We have a 1.5 year old boy. We are trying to choose between two daycare options - one is more intimate with 4-5 toddlers, 1-1.5 years old, the other is with about 10 kids, some will be older. Are ...
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Handling obsession with things like washing machine

My three year son is obsessed with some things like washing machine, vaccum cleaner etc. He will not let others to operate these things. He gets mad when someone handles these without him. He will ...
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child (almost 3 years) is unable to search for missed stuff

My son who will shortly become 3 years old seems to be unable to search for lost things, and I'd like to know if this is something to worry about. He often takes some item/toy, runs around with it in ...
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Scheduling TV for a Two Year Old

I'll preface this question with the fact that my wife and I followed best practices for the first 18 months or so of our son's life - no screen time. I've heard both 18 and 24 months being the ...
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Mums with anxiety, depression and PTSD how do you cope?

Haven't posted in a very long time. This question is more for mums with anxiety and stress, depression. I am mentally ill and find it very hard to look after my 5 year old. The difficult bit is when ...
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4 year old wakes up in hysterics, crying with eyes closed

It started happening at night which we assumed to be night terrors, but now he’s waking up after short naps in the car. He’s inconsolable and any efforts to comfort him are forcibly rejected. Just ...
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Is a 6 hours in 1 day roadtrip too much for a toddler?

My best friend lives 2.5-3 hours away. They can't drive due to a disability. They have 3 kids under age 5 and I have a 2 year-old. We're both busy SAHM (Stay At Home Moms) but would love to hang out ...
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How to help 2-year-old overcome fear of swings and slides?

Our two and a half year old daughter has had a strange fear of slides and swings for some time (maybe half a year or more). She doesn't dare to slide alone, only if someone holds her hand, except for ...
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Is poster paint safe for my 1 year old to use with supervision?

My wife and I bought some poster paint from The Works (UK arts, books, and stationery shop) for our 1 year old daughter to have a play at "painting" with. The plan would be a large wipe-...
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How do we proceed with potty training?

Our daughter is 2 years and 7 months old. We would like to train her to go potty, but it is not easy and I wanted to ask how we could proceed. We already made our first attempt a few months ago, but ...
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Is it normal for kids to act up around grandparents

My mother-in-law has been staying with us for the past couple of days. My 2-year-old loves when she comes because she’s fun and she brings lots of candy and sugar. Everything has been fine up until ...
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Toddler Being Mean to Baby

I have toddler who is just under 2.5 y/o and is constantly hurting and being mean to his baby brother who is 9 months old. He will often take toys away from his brother just because his brother is ...
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My 33 months old calls me by her name

My toddler calls me her name. Has anyone else child ever done this. I keep telling her that is her name.
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How to play and spend time with kids

I got a 6-year-old and 23 months old, I am guilty of not spending time with my kids because I do not know how to. My son is very good at the following instruction, I got him to switch gaming consoles ...
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Toddler daughter will not eat meat or eggs

Young toddler daughter will not eat any type of meat or eggs, i.e. vegetarian apparently. Are there specific multi-vitamins or guidelines for vegetarian toddlers? Do not really need supplement for ...
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Should I worry that my 14 months old sometimes crawls backwards?

He is crawling most of the time 'in the right direction', but sometimes he crawls backwards. Otherwise, his movement development seems to be fine; he is almost able to walk. Could it mean that there ...
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2 year old toddler closes her eyes only in the classroom in school

Our 2 year old closes her eyes in the classroom in school, and only opens them when she steps outside the classroom to go to the playground or toilet. She has been there for 3 weeks, and I'm wondering ...
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Tips to start introducing screen time to 2 year old

The only "screen time" my 2 year old son has had until now has been video calls, and looking at his own photos and videos with a parent on their phone. We do not plan to use screen time as a ...
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How do I wean my 16month old off formula bottles and start eating more? She will not eat any finger foods/solids except for purées,cookies and puffs

My 16 month old is reliant on her bottle more than the food. I try to offer all kinds of food, small portions, and she does know how to sip water / juice from a straw sippy cup, but barely does. How ...
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What should I do if I can hear my neighbor screaming at her child through the walls of my apartment?

Tonight I could hear my neighbors child crying and screaming through the walls because these walls are paper thin you can hear everything. As the child was screaming and crying, the mom was yelling at ...
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20 month old won’t eat, won’t drink anything that’s not in a bottle

I have a 20 month old daughter who refuses every kind of food. I’ve tried every method to try and get her interested in it but it doesn’t work. She will feed me no problem, but never brings food to ...
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Next step in potty training

We are having a bit of an odd situation with our 3 year old son regarding the use of a potty. When our son is walking around with a bare bottom, he is fully potty trained. To the extent that he will ...
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How to deal with 2 years old climbing the cot and refuse to sleep?

Our 2 years old twin girls used to sleep in their cots since they were 6 months and it was completely fine. From time to time there were some sleep regressions which didn't last for more than a couple ...
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First Dad - How to make her understand that I am DAD [closed]

I am first time parents and my daughter is 22 months, she is turning 2 in 60 days. My concern is she is not responding to her name, sometime she do, like once or twice in a day. Her hearing is fine. ...
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How to safely heat toddlers room?

Context Our toddler has been sleeping in our room until now but has always slept in his own bed. We want to transition him to sleeping in his own room however winter is coming and we are concerned the ...
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Desperate for a Nap

I have a wonderful 15 month old little boy who has started refusing to nap. Up until now he was mostly a good sleeper and would take naps in his crib without issue or too much resistance. About two ...
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How to child-safe a ball faucet

We've got a ball faucet1 in our kitchen, and a toddler (2 years, 10 months) who is really into playing in water and strong enough to haul around chairs - so we're regularly having to get her out of ...
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Introducing English to toddler later than planned. What's the right approach?

We're an already bilingual household, neither of which is English. Parents speak the primary language, and grandparents speak the secondary language (who visit frequently and babysit) Our son (21 ...
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How to collect and preserve kids videos? [closed]

My son is 1.5 years old and during that time I have collected many short (5 seconds to 2 minutes) videos of him, mostly taken on my phone. I now want to preserve the most important ones in such a way ...
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Do young children hold grudges?

I babysit for two children that live next door. They're both girls ages 3 and 5. The children's mother is currently pregnant with another child and I was asked to break the news to the children. (They ...
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2 year old refuses to poop in the toilet without serious coercion

The past three months of potty training have been emotionally taxing. We've had a few glimpses of a light at the end of the tunnel, but the biggest lingering issue is getting our son to do #2 on the ...
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Should I renovate basement with 1 year old in house?

We bought a brand new house, but we would like to finish the basement (includes drywall, framing, carpet, electric, etc) it would be about 12 weeks of work. A lot of advice around renovation and ...
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2.5 year old only tells me she has to pee but only when out running errands or visiting family

My 2.5 year old only tells me that she has to use the restroom when we go out and do errands or stay at another family members house to visit. When we are at home she will just pee wherever and ...
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It is bad for children to hang by their arms and when does it become ok?

I know that it is not recommended to swing children by their arms. Swinging a child by the arms may seem like harmless fun, but experts have warned that the activity could cause painful injuries. ...
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I'm worried that my 2-year-old granddaughter is extremely aggressive

I am very worried about my 2-year-old granddaughter (she will be 3 years old in 3 months). Anytime she gets in trouble she laughs no matter how she is disciplined. Her parents have tried talking to ...
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Adjusting to Daycare

I have a one year old. We started sending him to daycare 5 weeks back. As soon as I enter his class to drop him, he would start crying. I have read that kids take few weeks to adjust to new ...
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Toddler makes a mess with everything, everywhere

Our son is 17 months old. He is too frequently ruining things and losing our expensive things. I know these things should be out of reach, but some things can’t be locked and things at his level are ...
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Can I read the same topic to my toddler with two different languages from two different books at the same time?

I am not a native English speaker neither is the country I am living in. However, I want to introduce my toddler to English. Does reading the same topic for example “feelings” from different books one ...
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3yr old girl not listening to “no” in school

My 3yr old toddler girl has been “helecoptered” until now and is not very independent. Going into school with basic potty training, she started to touch the yucky water when alone in the toilet. ...
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My son doesn't understand me when I talk to him

My son is 20 months old, and an active child. He listens when I call his name, and we have some non-verbal communication. But he doesn't understand what I'm saying to him. Whenever I say, "Come ...
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Could a three-year-old really have the cognitive abilities to make playable "Mario Maker" levels? [closed]

There is this famous YouTube content creator named James Rolfe. He does the "Angry Video Game Nerd" and other creations as "Cinemassacre". He is about 40. In the last half year or ...
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How do I start teaching my 14 Month daughter to fight back.?

I have a 14 month old daughter and she has a 12 month cousin. We live in the same household and the issue here is that the 12M keeps pulling my daughters hair, pinching her, biting her for everything ...
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22m old suddenly sleeping poorly

Background: A few months ago we had a well-sleeping kid, zero or one short wake up a night and pretty much 7 pm - 7 am, life wasn't too bad. He slept in his own bed in his own room with a blanket and ...
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How do I make my home welcoming to friends with toddlers?

I am soon-to-be married and have no children, no younger siblings, and basically no babysitting experience. Recently, a kid (over 3, maybe 3.5 year old) from my church has taken a huge interest in me. ...
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To what extent should an (almost) two year old be able to lie still on command?

My daughter will be two years old next week. Today she went for a check up with her cardiologist to get an ECG. She refused to lie still during the procedure, getting upset and crying, and was ...
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2.5 year old sits on potty and immediately says "I'm done"

We have a 2.5-year-old whom we started potty training quite early (at roughly 1.5 years of age). We used the same tactic with his older brother, who was successfully potty trained before his 2nd ...
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