Questions tagged [toddler]

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

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2 year old Toddler closes her eyes only in the classroom in school

2 year old closes her eyes in the classroom in school. only open when she steps outside the classroom for playground or toilet. She has been there for 3 weeks. Wondering if this is normal? She still ...
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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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Why does 2 year start crying anytime familiar nanny comes around?

I am a live in nanny. Have been with the family for 6 months. Their 2 year old child starts to cry and scream when I walk in the room. And it's really concerning that she hasn't gotten more ...
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Child loosening straps on car seat

I am hoping other parents might have some advice. My 3 year old is constantly loosening his straps in his car seat. He is able to reach down and press the release button to loosen the straps and then ...
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5 year-old (divorced parents) tells dad he doesn't love him

My 5-year old son lives with his mum, 20 minutes down the road from me. Our arrangement is he comes to me Fridays to Sundays. We've been living apart around 1 year. He always tells me he hates coming ...
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2 year old sensitive gag reflex

My 2 year old daughter recently got diagnosed with a developmental delay and being on the autism spectrum. Since a few months old when I began trying to feed her solids, she would always gag and throw ...
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What really counts as screen time?

I know AAP recommends no screen time below 2 years, and we try to follow that. Do these count as screen time for my 15 month old son? We take a selfie, or a regular photo of him and he comes to check ...
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Two year old crying asking to carry him

My two year old crys hard asking to carry him. It used to be after the evening nap. Recently he got the common cold. Me and my wife used to carry him during that time. The fellas got a bit of flem ...
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Which is better for a toddler - music or podcasts?

My son does school with mom in the morning for 30-60 minutes during which time I take care of our daughter. We go downstairs to not be a distraction. I've been putting podcasts on in the background ...
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Is baby led weaning failing with my toddler?

We'd started baby led weaning soon after starting purees - when he was 7 months old, and it was going great. We still had purees and mashed foods in his diet, but anything that he could eat on his own,...
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how to let child know parent unable to attend to them at moment without making them feel ignored?

Our daughter is almost 1 years old and is a very well-developed for her stage child. She is now quite attached to her mother, me, and wants to be picked up many times a day. I work part-time 3 days a ...
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how to convey certain objects are off limits to a child under 1?

Our daughter turns one years old next month. She has been developing ahead of schedule in many arenas and is a very expressive and affectionate child. Of late, she is able to reach and grab a variety ...
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Strange fears in a toddler

Helloall, we are looking for some advice about our 18 month old son. Since a month or so he has started manifesting strange episodes of fear towards some household objects. The first instance was a ...
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Basic discipline away from home

My question is similar to this one: about enforcing some basic and necessary discipline vis-à-vis a toddler, such as getting dressed, going to bed, etc. The answer to the cited question is an ...
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how to prepare 11 month old for birth of sibling?

Our daughter is almost 11 months old. I am pregnant with our second child, who'll be born by the time our first is year and seven months. Is there a way to prepare a child so young for a sibling or to ...
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how and when to establish limits with fussing in a near year old child?

Our daughter is almost a year old. By our and everyone else's who's met her impressions, she is a wonderful and easy baby who is developing ahead of schedule. This morning, when she and I were out, ...
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How do I deal with my friend's daughter taking away toys from my son

I am currently watching my friend's daughter during play date with my son for a couple hours a few times a week. I offered to do it for free since they could not find any arrangement. I figured a ...
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Should I try promote / discourage certain food preferences in my toddler?

We have a 14 months old toddler at home and are wondering to what extent what she eats now is going to affect her food preferences later in life - and is this something we should actively try to ...
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How and when do we start teaching our toddler the difference between rules at our house and others'?

We have a 13 month old son who's pretty receptive of directions given to him. That's also partly because we don't have a lot of directions to give or "no"s to say in our own house. Anything ...
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Is it harmful to try too much on a toddler?

My friend's daughter is 2.5 years old. From the time she was one, my friend has been actively helping the kid learn new stuff. He is an overenthusiastic person, besides Covid lockdown has helped him ...
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Is it normal for a child just turned 3 to be able to read and how do I develop and nurture his intelligence?

Preamble We have been home with our kid since birth, except for a 3 week detour of daycare before COVID hit and so he got full time attention from at least one of us (mother and father). We never let ...
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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

My 3 year old daughter has no idea what ghosts or scary things are. She doesn't play on youtube or watches scary things on TV, except for Disney movies like Moana and so forth. She mentioned about 3 ...

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