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

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Is it normal for my 2 year old to behave like this

Is it normal for my 2 year old to sleep with his grandmother and refuse to sleep with his parents. I feel that I am not comforting my child enough. That's why he is refusing to sleep with us
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optimal way to handle autistic child's aggression against sibling?

We have two kids, a 4yr old girl, diagnosed autistic, and a 2.5 yr old boy, never assessed but unlikely to be autistic. Our daughter, who has recently begun receiving services, lashes out a few times ...
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Is my toddler prone to violence?

I have a 2.5yo son who, from my point of view, finds violence amusing. Examples of this behaviour are: When my partner and me play with him, he likes to slap or punch us bursting into laughter if he ...
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What to do in the moment when a toddler falls asleep so late for his nap that it folds into his bedtime?

It happens sometimes - a 32 month old toddler who just doesn't want to sleep during the day and winds up being fully awake right up until an hour or so before he's supposed to go to bed. I've seen ...
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2 year old with social anxiety

I am losing sleep over my two year old girl. She has recently, in the past month or so, became very clingy to me. We send her to a weekly kinder music class which she used to enjoy, but now she won’t ...
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Rough and tumble play with 1.5 yo son turns to actual voilent behavior

I have the feeling that my one-and-a-half-year-old son often wants to play wildly in the evenings or even have a kind of tussle. However, this almost exclusively follows the pattern that it is ...
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My 18 month old keeps pulling the couch cushions off the pullout sofa - how to keep him safe?

We have a couch that has a pull out bed for guests. My son's newest habit (18 months old) is pulling up the cushions and running across where the pull out bed is. We just bought this couch (too ...
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I work late and my 4yr old wont go to sleep

I work late and usually don't get home till 2 or 3 a.m. and my 4yr old is wide awake. Gives trouble to go to bed early when I'm away working. I don't want my kid going to sleep at 2 or 3 in the ...
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Toddler keeps lifting mattress up and putting his legs into the mattress rack - how to prevent?

We have a large crib that converted into our toddler's bed. It has served us well for some time, but recently there's been a problem concerning our toddler's night-time or nap-time habits. For some ...
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2 year old keeps pulling up the couch cushions and laying underneath them - is this a problem?

My 2 year old has a new favorite habit - lifting up the couch cushions and putting himself underneath them. My wife and I are pretty cautious, and it's not very subtle that he's under there, so he's ...
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15 month old wakes up crying at night and wont sleep again without me

My 15mo used to sleep all night ,until a month ago.He now wakes up at night crying and standing on his feet and wont sleep until i lay with him and sleep together. How do I stop this from happening? ...
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What should be put in place to ensure a child can survive if both parents were to die in the home?

Recently in the UK the death of a Toddler and his Father has come to light. In this instance the father died of a heart attack and his 2 year old son died of (potentially) starvation several days ...
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4.5 year old will use diaper instead of toilet because "it's not a big deal"

My 4.5 year old step son, uses the toilet during the day for number 1 and 2, but still wets the bed. He is consequently still sleeping in diapers. This allows for a small time in the morning where he ...
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Older child 11 years jealous of 2 year old?

My daughter is 2 years old, she is girl. My son 11 years old is my step son, he is obviously raised by both, his mom and his dad (my partner). I have noticed recently, that he is jealous of my and his ...
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3 year old tantrums

My now almost 3 year old daughter has been having some trouble in the last few weeks of needing help for things she usually does for herself. This includes things like getting into highchair/booster ...
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My 3.7 years son bites his peers

My 3.7 year old son bites other kids at daycare (and sometimes us) when he doesn't get what he wants. His speech skill is well developed. He is a happy, social and healthy boy otherwise. We are also ...
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When to introduce children to the internet?

So far my wife and I have only introduced our kids (20 months and 3.5 year old) to TV. We don't plan on getting them a tablet or any handheld devices. However, we do eventually want to introduce them ...
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What To Do About My 2 Year Old's Nighttime Zoomies

Our 2 year old (2 years 3 months) has always had a habit of getting a huge burst of energy late at night. Usually when we take him up to his room, he'll run that energy out in just a few minutes and ...
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Toddler not liking me?

I’ve been babysitting a 20 month old weekly for the past few months. At the start he loved me but the past few times I have watched him he has cried for mum constantly. When I see him when I’m with my ...
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3 year old grandchild Julie will say things like "Bad Julie" or "Just throw me away mommy" or hit herself especially during tantrum. Is this normal

3 year old grandchild Julie will say things like "Bad Julie" or "Just throw me away mommy" or hit herself especially during tantrum. During her tantrums she also will tend to ...
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Should We Wake Our Son Up If He Hasn't Eaten Dinner?

Just accepted the answer to this question on whether or not we should encourage/discourage our 2-year old from skipping his naps. Now I have a follow-up question. On occasion, when our son decides to ...
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Should we encourage our 2-year old to give up his naps?

Our son is 2 years old as of September, and he's been trying to skip his mid-day nap lately. What usually happens is at around 1-2 PM, he'll start to get sleepy. At this time, if we put on soothing ...
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How to discourage toddler from pulling out chairs when he loves to be picked up

My sweet 2 year old boy has developed a new dangerous habit. He loves to pull out chairs from the table, and will frequently try to climb up on top of them and onto the table as well. Naturally we ...
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What is the right age to teach your kids about weather-appropriate clothing?

As a parent you'd want your kids to be safe and hence when they're small, you're responsible for picking weather-appropriate clothing for them. As they grow, you'd like them to understand the ...
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Toddler Eating Habits - Better To Encourage Diverse Food Consumption Or Eating At Dining Table?

Under the encouragement of our special education teacher, we have been trying to get our 2 year old to eat at the table in his booster chair more often. With some adjustments to the chair, namely to ...
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What to do when my toddler has bad allergies at night?

My toddler has unfortunately inherited my bad allergies - this means that at night when the two of us are in bed, lots of phlegm will build up in the back of his throat, causing him to cough himself ...
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Why babies these days are rushed to eat adults' food at family table?

The guidelines I received these days is to let babies as young as 12 months to eat whatever the family is eating without breaking them down in the mixer first. At 12 months we ('80s kids) still ate ...
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Are parents of a baby/ toddler really this busy?

Perhaps an uncommon question, but I'd like to know if you, as a parent, are really as busy as my friend. We're childhood friends. Growing up, we spent countless hours speaking on the phone. She got ...
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What can we do about our toddler pushing his table over when it's dinner time?

We've been feeding our 23 Month old toddler at a small folding table with a chair in front for several months now. We do this because it lets him exercise control over the pace he eats, reduces the ...
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Why do toddlers eat grass and not broccoli?

This is more of a curiosity question than trying to answer a problem, but it is something I am sure that many parents have wondered in the past. I notice that my kid (almost 2) will, without fail, ...
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Toddler does not like that baby is staring on him

My toddler (2.5 years old) does not like when baby (6 months) looks at him. And complains about it. A friend told me it is common for toddlers to want to poke baby's eyes. What is the cause of this? ...
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Should I suspend my toddler's attendance at daycare for a few weeks when their sibling is born?

This was suggested to us by our doctor, to prevent our daughter to get sick (which in her first year of daycare she does, often), and pass it on to the baby. She hasn't been attending daycare anyway ...
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What Should I Do When My 22 Month Old Isn't Falling To Sleep

My 22 Month old toddler has a new habit during the day. He's been skipping his nap, refusing to sleep even when tired. This wouldn't be so bad, but it leads to him instead falling asleep for night ...
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2 year old Daughter will nap and sleep for Dad but not Mom

My wife and I have been separated for almost a year and our daughter will not nap or easily go to bed at night for her mom. When she is with me, she naps great and I never have to fight her to go to ...
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16 month old wants to co sleep, won’t sleep alone

Our 16 month old son has been co sleeping with us since he was 9 months old. Usually we put him in his room to sleep when he’s already fallen asleep on me. He will sleep by himself for about an hour. ...
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How Can I Tell If My Toddler Has A Cold?

My 21 month old son has had a bad runny nose for the past 2 days. He's been more lethargic than normal, has been eating less than usual, but still has occasional spurts of energetic activity, and also ...
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How do I keep dining room chairs from being pulled over?

I have a set of dining room chairs that do not have arms and, if pulled properly even when fully pushed in, can be pulled out onto the floor by my toddler. A fact that I found out just today when I ...
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Note from the nursery

My 2.5 years old daughter don't follow the instructions at the nursery sometimes does that considered lack of focus? When the nanny ask them to stand in a line to go to lunch sometimes my daughter ...
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Why is my daughter eating paint?

Me and my wife recently moved into a new house and recently painted the walls. I have a two-year-old daughter and she started, EATING the paint. We don’t know why. We’ve tried disciplining her for ...
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Without sleep training, at what age can a child fall asleep independently?

We have a 14 month old boy. While we are not anti sleep training, we haven't done it because he is usually a good sleeper and we are currently lazier than we are desperate. But we do need to rock him ...
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12 month old baby girl w/ bad eating habits

Since my baby girl was 4-5 months old she would only drink her bottles while asleep. when she is awake she will REFUSE that bottle at all costs. To get her to drink during the day I would have to put ...
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Baby intermitant squint - Can an orthoptic assessment be done for a baby aged 1 year 3 months

Baby aged 1 year 3 months seems to have an intermittent squint, especially when he looks far away up. Can an orthoptic assessment be done for a baby aged 1 year 3 months who has intermittent squint? ...
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Is skin whitening cream also safe for my 3 year old girl? [closed]

We went out for a family trip for days and just came back home. We underestimated the harm of the sunlight and UV so we didn't bring us with sunscreen. You can imagine that we all get 'tanned', ...
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Is there any way to lower a crib mattress a little bit more?

My toddler son just had his first crib breakout today. He's 16 months old, and doesn't go to sleep on his own yet. If we were to convert his crib into a bed, or get him a toddler bed, he would ...
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2 year old scratching face and bangs head

My two and a half year old is a very intelligent child who has already learned three languages and can form entire sentences. Sadly, he will often throw tantrums during the day if he does not get his ...
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2 years old toddler hurts the dog

I have a 2 years old toddler and older dog Miko. From some time toddler is pinching/sliming the dog. Miko is human friendly - don't bite, don't growl but just squeak. We told to son than he can't do ...
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Teaching the difference between "you" and "me"

My daughter is 20 months old and quite the talker. However, she doesn't understand the concept of pronouns (understandable since it's an abstract concept) and thinks that the word "you" ...
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Baby wet the bed (almost 2 years old)

i'm new over here. also i'm new in parenting in genenral - this is my first son :) hopefully that i'm not duplicating this question, my 20 month baby is wetting the bed every single night, we haven't ...
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How Do You Travel With A 1-Year Old On A Train?

Our child is nearly 14 months old. In two weeks, we're planning to travel with him on an Amtrak train to visit the in-laws about 350 miles away. This is our first time travelling on a train, and our ...
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21m old very smart, seems ready but being super difficult

My daughter is 21 months old, she’s very bright, she can definitely follow simple directions and she seems ready. She knows pee is supposed to go in her toilet but she won’t pee in it. She’ll pee on ...
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