Questions tagged [toddler]

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

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Does being the oldest in a day care class harm a child's social development?

I am considering putting my daughter in a day care which takes children 2 to 3 years old as of their start date for the year, August 30. My daughter will turn 3 on September 5, so technically she ...
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How to help my 2.5-year-old daughter take her medicine when she refuses to?

My 2.5-year-old daughter has an ear infection. She has been really healthy her entire life, and this is the first time she's gotten sick enough she needs to take any medicine in a strict schedule. ...
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Could cold/flu-induced asthma lead to other triggers later in life? [closed]

My 15-month-old is currently going through her second bout of a cold-induced asthma. It's relatively minor as this time my wife and I are better prepared - the first time did require a trip to the ...
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Should I be concerned about my 1-year-old and her mother moving in with a man I've never met?

About 8 months ago, I and the mother of my 1-year-old child separated. Everything was mutual and amicable and we have a reasonably good relationship now - if a bit awkward. This weekend, when I ...
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Why do my 14-month-old twins cry whenever they drink milk or water?

Whenever we try to feed any liquid to (both of) our 14-month-old twin girls, they cry. This includes milk, water or any kind of liquid. They don't use a bottle anymore, so we are using a spoon to feed ...
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How to protect babies from mosquito bites?

How do you protect kids, particularly newborns and toddlers, from mosquito bites when they are playing outside? Especially when camping, at a park, etc. Can someone give me some practical advice on ...
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Can a 4 years old feel if someone is missing

My wife lost her mother 2 weeks ago. My mother in law took a lot of care of our son and every time we use to go she would be with him. She had been in and out of hospital but 90% she was in Hosptial. ...
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What to do about our 2-year-old attaching to another parent?

Our 2-year-old child just started preschool and is attaching to other kids' parents. Stuff like: Wants to hold the other parent's hand, but not ours; gives the other parent a hug at pick-up from ...
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Are deli cut meats bad for a 15-month-old?

We've been feeding our 15-month-old deli ham for dinner pretty regularly. Recently, a family member was alarmed that we were feeding him any kind of deli meat because it is "bad for them". We ...
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Why do my children cry in my wife's arms but are quiet with me?

We have two sons, one is 1.5 years, the other just 3 months old. It's strange that my older child often wakes up at night and starts crying uncontrollably and just won't calm down and go to sleep ...
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What do you do when it’s Sunday night and your family won’t go to sleep? [closed]

Say it’s a school night, or you have work tomorrow; and they won’t go to sleep; what do you do to make sure everyone gets a good nights sleep? This includes: old people little kids (2 through 5) ...
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What are some techniques to avoid wet pants in a 2.5-year-old?

Our 2.5-year-old son is often wetting his pants. He wears diapers during noon-sleep and night-sleep but none when awake. He knows how to call for the potty. Nearly never does the big thing in his ...
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How to make my 2-year-old sleep through the night and not wake up as soon as I'm away?

I have a 2-year-old son. From the time he was born, my son has never been a good sleeper, but he's never been as bad as he is now. I am really losing my patience with him. I've tried everything and ...
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What do we do if our children don't like the nanny?

So I just came back to work after a long discussion with our 4-year-old. He complains (more to the effect, he had a meltdown) that he doesn't like our nanny, and would prefer to have our neighbour ...
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What to do about my almost 3-year-old daughter pooing her nappy and not telling anyone?

I have a 2.5-year-old daughter. She is almost almost 3. She poos her nappy and doesn't tell anyone to the point her bum is red and blistered. Can anyone give me advice or have something similar why ...
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Should we be concerned about our 2.5-year-old grandson suddenly stuttering?

My 2.5-year-old grandson came for visitation and he's very smart. He had a lump on his forehead and is stuttering. He always speaks in complete sentences. Like "May I have that cookie", or "Pop Pop ...
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How do we teach our 1-year-old that “no” isn't a game?

We have an almost 13-month-old daughter. She's found that when she touches a power cord or near an electrical outlet and we say "no" that it's a bit of a game. She gets a funny smirk on her face until ...
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How to make my 2-year-old sleep through the night without expecting to come to bed with us when my wife always gives in?

I know there are questions similiar to this, but mine is a little different. I have a 2-year-old son. Against my will, as a stay/work at home father, my son always slept with my wife and me until he ...
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Why does my 17-month-old cry in the middle of the night?

Our daughter is 17 months (500 days) old. She wakes up 2 or 3 times at night. After reading some websites, we're concerned that she might have night terrors. What could be going on? What can we do?
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How to make my 3-year-old stop throwing things at people?

My 3-year-old boy throws things at people for no reason. Sometimes he just needs attention and sometimes he's just doing this for fun, but it has been very hard on us because it gave me a black eye ...
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Is it dangerous for a child to sleep with the head hanging?

I have never been worried about our 2yo sleeping half sitting with the head hanging. However today I met a person with really strong beliefs that it may cause neck injuries later in life. Is there ...
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What to do about a clingy 16-month-old son who is not weaned off breastfeeding?

My son is about 16 months now and I've been breastfeeding him since he was born. I haven't been able to break the habit, because if I'm around I breastfeed him when he gets fussy. But I started work ...
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How to explain to a toddler when masturbation is appropriate?

Our toddler has discovered the joys of having her hand down the front of her panties. Frequently. Now, we don't want to tell her that doing so is wrong, but we want to explain to her that there's an ...
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What is the evidence on the danger of feeding whole blueberries and grapes to infants and toddlers?

Some people cut grapes and blueberries in half to feed to infants and toddlers, to reduce the risk of choking. Others don't bother. I've read anecdotes about choking but was curious if there is ...
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When should we be concerned about garbled speech in my 2.5-year-old?

My 2.5-year-old toddler has started saying words (more like noises) that me and my wife can sometimes understand, but they barley sound like the intended words. At what point should we start to get ...
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How do you keep a toddler safe around water?

We recently moved to a bigger apartment complex which has swimming pool, play area etc. My son who is 2 years and 9 months old is very excited about the place. Most of the times he sticks to the play ...
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How to encourage our 2.5-year-old to tell us when he needs to go to the potty?

Our son is 2.5 years old. We have been potty training him since his 2nd birthday. It's been a long haul but we're getting there. When he is outside in his underwear he knows when he needs to go pee ...
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How to help a 3-year-old, who is resisting bedtime very aggressively, sleep at night?

Me and my husband have a 3-year-old son. He always had a little bit of trouble going to sleep, but in the last 3 or 4 months it has become nightmarish. I do not like who I am when I get to the point ...
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What to do about a 2-year-old who won't sleep without someone else in the room?

My 2-year-old son won't fall asleep without having someone in his room with him. He doesn't want to be touched or held. He just wants you to sit in the chair. And after he does go to sleep he wakes up ...
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How to make my 2-year-old son stop being violent towards his older sister?

My daugther is nearly 6 years old and my son just turned 2. How can I make my son stop hitting and biting and throwing things at my daughter? Should I let her deal with him on her own or step in?
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How to help a 2-year-old waking at night?

My 2-year-old daughter wakes up at night crying and fighting. Sometimes I rock her back to sleep and she falls back into a calm sleep. Other times she pushes herself to get away from me or starts ...
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How to help an overscheduled toddler as a nanny?

I'm a nanny, working with a 16-month-old girl. Since she was 11 months old she started with some activities, French class and play classes. Now she is really busy, with classes every weekday, each day ...
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My toddler has started “lying”

Recently, my almost two year old has started lying. It has taken us by a surprise; we are not sure if she means to lie, or if she doesn't understand what she is talking about. I'll give some examples.....
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How to make our son use tissue in toilet

As Muslims we are use to using a Bidet shower for purity reason. We moved to the UK some time back and now we have a toddler who is soon going to go to playgroup nursery. One of the requirements the ...
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How can I help my toddler with his booger problem?

Warning: this one may be a bit gross... My son, who is almost three, fairly regularly gets large clots of dried mucus wedged deep up his nose. They can stay there for days without coming out on ...
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How to teach my 3.5-year-old to turnover in bed?

I have a 3.5-year-old daughter. She doesn't know how to turn over in bed. I myself know how to, but not how to teach how to do the same or in an easier way. How do I teach my 3.5-year-old how to ...
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Why is my 2-year-old not responding to simple commands?

My son is 25 months old. He is very active, and he plays with his brother. If he feels hungry or thirsty he just points and sometimes he brings... He still doesn't recognize his name and he never ...
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Is confusing red and blue at age 3 a possible indication of color-blindness?

My son knows his colors pretty well, but still frequently seems to say "blue" for red items, and "red" for blue items (although it seems more common for him to call something red blue than the other ...
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Should we introduce screen time to our 27 month old?

Somehow, my wife and I have made it through 27 months of virtually no screen time for our daughter. We thought we were doing what's best for her, but we're starting to fear it's going to come back ...
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How to teach a potty trained 2-year-old, who pees every 20-30 minutes, to ask to go early enough?

We have a 2-year-old son. We have potty trained him when he was about 22 months old and thought we were over the hill - it went quite well although he never learned to ask to the potty, we just put ...
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Is it normal for a 16-month-old to always wake up at the same time no matter what?

I have a 16-month-old daughter. I'm 5 months pregnant with her baby brother. 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 ...
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How to deal with two boys becoming sucky and clingy when around their mother?

We have two boys aged 3.5 and 2. They are your average rambunctious boys. Pretty good at daycare and with dad, but when it's just mom they start acting out. Not listening. Don't stay in time out. ...
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How to deal with a 20-month-old demanding to be picked up all the time?

Our 20-month-old constantly demands that we pick him up, usually only when we are at home. Once picked up he will normally direct us into the kitchen where he will point at foods etc. that he wants to ...
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What should be the parents' attitude towards toddlers dancing in public? [closed]

My two toddlers like to do public dance when they hear songs like catchy, lively dance music in shopping malls and other public places. Actually we, parents, are not that kind of open minded. What ...
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How to teach toddlers that rude words are inappropriate?

We, parents are trying to not use those words in front of toddlers even if we have strong disagreement between each other. But this can be more difficult and complex to avoid them speaking since there ...
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Should I be worried about a 1-year-old getting excited and grabbing and scratching people's faces hard?

I'm grandmother of a 1-year-old boy. My son has ADHD and is home trying to get disability, so they let me take the baby every week and he usally stays about 3 days. I am trying everything that I ...
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How to stop our 2-year-old's bedtime tantrums and make her sleep through the night?

Our daughter is approaching 2 and has consistently had issues with bedtime. At the mention of bedtime, she will regularly start crying (but still follows me upstairs to bed). In general, one of us ...
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How does Elimination Communication work?

Elimination Communication was mentioned in a comment on another question, and I started looking into it. It seems an interesting concept, but I don't understand quite how it works. How do you ...
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Toddler stopped signaling when she needs to use the potty

We've been practicing elimination communication (EC) with our daughter since she was about four months old. It's been a slow but steady path towards being diaper-free. At 14 months she went four days ...
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How can I potty train a 12-month-old?

I want to potty train much earlier than is common, when my son is 12 to 14 months old. What's the best way to go about it?