Questions tagged [toddler]

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

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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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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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My 21 month old doesn’t talk or respond [closed]

My child does not seem to understand anything you say to him. He is 21 months old and doesn't seem to even understand when you call his own name. He doesn't appear to have any hearing problems. He ...
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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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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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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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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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What is a positive way to handle a boy who acts like a girl?

My 3yo regularly plays and acts like a girl. For example, he likes to take his arm out of one sleeve on his shirt and pretend he's a princess. He loves to dress up in his mom and sister's clothes. He ...
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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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Why does my son's food/milk intake drop to 1/3 of usual at his grandparents' place?

Every week we stay over at my parents' place for three nights and for some reason my one-year-old son's food and milk intake drops to 1/3 of his usual. We use the same bottles, same milk powder, same ...
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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 music is suited for infants and toddlers?

I wonder which kind of music is well suited for infants and toddlers. I'd assume those criteria are important: the change in volume is not too big (so that the child does not get shocked by a sudden ...
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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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Is it bad to pretend the spoon is an airplane to get a child to eat?

I have an almost-2-year-old who tends to be difficult at the dinner table. She'll usually eat a few bites on her own, then either focus on something (e.g. "don't want carrots", "want cheese") or just ...
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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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What methods are effective for teaching vocabulary to young children?

What method is effective for teaching very young children vocabulary? I mean that you have a way of continuously teaching them more; you don't just run out. And you can tell it works, because when ...
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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 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 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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How to help a 2-year-old settle in day care where a foreign language is spoken?

TL;DR Our son is starting daycare in a country where the language is (almost) completely alien to him. Can we do anything to help him settling in this new environment? (full story below) Original ...
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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 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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My toddler wants to watch the same shows over and over

My son (2 and a half) watches about 3-6 hours of television a week at home (usually closer to 3 than 6). However, most of that time is spent watching the same shows or movies time and time again. We ...
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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 get my toddler dried and dressed after the bath calmly?

My toddler loves bathtime, and he loves running around naked afterwards. But this is the trouble! He runs away from me whilst I'm trying to put his cream on, PJs on. Once we are upstairs with milk/...
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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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Advise on brushing teeth after a fall for my 2 yr old

My two year old is usually reluctant to brush teeth. Yesterday he fell down and wounded his bottom lip. Now he has a cut mark on the lip and there is a bit of a bump on the lip in the surrounding area ...
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How can I address toddler's fear of water over her face?

Our 2.5-year-old daughter used to love baths, playing in the pool and just playing with water. Now, she is terrified to bathe. It is a battle to even get her in the tub, let alone to try and clean her ...
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What can help soothe my 14 month old's 'hot farts' other than zinc oxide?

Our one year old had a bout of diarrhea that has mostly gone away. What she's experiencing now are occasional 'hot farts', and they're really hurting her. The skin surrounding the opening is really ...
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Toy or some other way to stop a 1 year old from playing with a soda can?

My neighbor has a 1 year old toddler who always tries to take their soda can to play with. They're not concerned about the mess if it isn't empty but they're concerned the toddler will hurt themself. ...
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How to encourage video chatting with family?

During this social distancing and lockdown situation, we have all been going through, we haven't been able to connect with loved ones which has been hard. It's been especially rough for my parents ...
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2.5 year olds favorite game when video chatting is to bury phone and ignore me

I do video calls with my 2.5 year old god daughter every week, as she live in another state and keeping a close relationship with her is important to me. She insisted on carrying the phone we use for ...
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Toddler and Reading

Ok, I'm struggling to read to the little'un. She loves books, in that throughout the day she will go and fetch books, and sit with them and turn the pages. The book might be upside down, but hey. Big ...
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Should I speak German with my child given I am not a native speaker but C1 level?

The title says it all. I am not a native German speaker, but I have achieved C1 level (according to the Goethe Institut). I no longer live or work in Germany, and haven't visited for some time, ...
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2 year old son not the typical 2 year old boy

Just wondering if anyone has a 2 year old Son that isn’t the typical two year old boy? My son is so gentle, scared of a lot of things (riding bikes, scooter etc. He doesn’t jump around and play rough ...
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How do I help my wife be more engaged with our child in the mornings?

My 3-year-old child wakes up after about 6-8 hours of sleep which I think is normal. I get up around that time to pick up the house, study for school, and then I head out to work. When he wakes up, ...
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Toddler gets extremly upset about the presence of certain toys and items in her play area

My 32mo daughter gets extremely upset when I introduce a new item or toy into her play area or bedroom. For example, when the seasons change and she needs a blanket in her bed, she will throw a ...
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Why is my child so scared of strangers? Is it nature or nurture?

What makes children very scared of strangers? My one-year-old boy has had stranger anxiety since he was seven months old. He'd scream and cry if a "stranger" - that includes relatives who ...
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How can I teach a one-year-old to stop throwing food once he's done eating?

I've looked at other questions here about toddlers throwing food. But they seem to do it for the fun of watching things fall, or in the middle of their meal. So those answers do not apply to my ...
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My 3 y old DD is refusing to sit on potty/toilet after a bad spell of constipation? [duplicate]

My 3 year old daughter is fully potty/toilet trained apart from wearing a nappy for bedtime. She had constipation recently which was very painful for her. This has cleared now, but she is still ...
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Should I limit the amount my toddler eats?

My 18-month old has a large appetite. If she likes what she's eating, she'll just keep eating, and she isn't picky. Sometimes she polishes off nearly as much as me in a sitting. Her daycare tells us ...
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What's wrong with Dr Seuss?

Our toddler is about the right age to start enjoying Dr Seuss books, and I don't see anything wrong with them (I had one as a child which I loved). But my own mother (despite this) hates them, and so ...
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Toddler stands in crib and may fall out

This happened once when he was around 8 months old. He was standing in his crib and something on the floor caught his attention. He stood on his toes and leaned forward and tipped over. I caught him ...
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How to tell to my 4 years daughter that she should not to be scared of a specific person?

My daughter seems to be scared of my younger brother in law, let's call him Alex. Alex has a quite large posture. He said that he even teased my daughter a little, like winking at her or staring at ...
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Transitioning from Crib to Bed

My almost 3-year-old is still currently using her crib every night. Now that she's fully potty trained (day & night), we are considering transitioning her to a toddler bed, but I am wondering if ...
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Avoiding kids calling me Daddy when playing without making a big deal about it?

I'm a known sperm donor, meaning I've donated sperm to a few women to help them have children, and I'm lucky enough to get a chance to visit and play with some of the children I donated for. Most of ...

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