Questions tagged [toddler]

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

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Why won't my 3-year-old let her mum put her to bed?

My daughter will only let me put her to bed in the evening and not my wife. In fact she will not respond at all until the morning to her, whether its getting up for a pee or a wander or a drink. It ...
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How do we help 2 yo play independently when we’re busy?

My wife and I have a 2 year old boy. He's very attached to my wife / his mom. He's typically happy to play on his own, as long as we're nearby. But if we go into the kitchen (next room over) to cook, ...
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Toddler struggling to adjust to new class in daycare

My 2.4 year old is struggling to adjust to his new daycare class, with him refusing to get into the car, crying when we leave the house, crying hysterically when I walk him to his class, hurting his ...
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Making time for yourself

My son has recently developed a habit of ,following around. If I come upstair he will follow, if I go down stair he will follow, and if he is with his uncle the uncle laugh so loud and fanatic that it ...
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Sleep-Training my toddler

I started the Dana Obelman sleep training program and am a bit stuck - the training involves sitting in a chair and every 3?days moving the chair closer to the door until you are finally out of the ...
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Is it normal for the first born to show aggressiveness and jealousy towards a second born?

Our daughter is two and half years old. Today, I was joking with her that her mother was pregnant again with a second child. Then our daughter stood up in front of us and started to make angry sound, ...
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When should start the writing

I am Burmese. I have a 3 year old baby. There is a dispute among the mothers of our country as to when writing should begin. When is it appropriate to expect that a child learn to write?
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Is excessive crying in front of your child bad for them?

I have a partner who is suffering from severe depression. When we have the slightest disagreement she breaks down into tears and goes upstairs with our 1-year-old son. She will cry for hours while he ...
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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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If toddlers/preschoolers develop a short temper how can we consciously try to change it?

This may seem similar to At what age does a child's moral compass form?. If a child inherits a short temper from their parents or, if it is innate, can we consciously try to change it? What can ...
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How to help a 1-year-old sleep for longer than 1.5 to 2 hours at a time when we only have one bedroom?

My 1-year-old son is only sleeping for 1.5 - 2 hours at a time. He is breastfed and we co-sleep. I have seen similar posts on here and they recommended gentle sleep training and I have come to the ...
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How can I reduce back pain from lifting or holding my child for too long?

I have a 2-year-old son and he is bit heavy. For some months, whenever I carry or lift him, I feel severe back pain. I've found many sources that claim that this is normal. My doctor also says that ...
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How can 7-year old defend himself when toddler is hitting?

I am a mother to a 7 year old boy and I have a friend who has a 2 years toddler. Both my friend and I try our best to use the Conscious and Peaceful Parenting Approach. Her little daughter is lovely ...
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Why do toddlers hide while having a bowel movement?

I have noticed that at a certain point (some) children seek solitude to poop. It seems to happen overnight- one day the child is perfectly content filling his diaper in the living room, surrounded by ...
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How to deal with toddler discipline and tantrums

Obviously toddlers have different behaviours so this is not an easy one size fits all question. So I am asking generically as opposed to specifically. Today I had to discipline my toddler for a very ...
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How to introduce a trigger word for 'quiet' in the car?

I've been reading a parenting book which has a section about entertaining a toddler in a car. It acknowledges that you sometimes need to concentrate when driving and it has the following suggestion: ...
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Street noise outside a child's bedroom - studies on how much it affects the quality of sleep?

Our 3 year old's bedroom is facing a street that has some low degree of traffic at night. There is a bus stop right under the window (we live on the 2nd floor), with buses going every 10 minutes until ...
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My 3 year old boy is upset when his friend doesn't want to play with him

We have a 3 year old boy and we send him to kindergarten on a full session. He recently got good friends on his kindy. Because of the impact of jungle book, he sometimes trying to walk like a mancub (...
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It's winter. How to dress up my 2-year-old daughter for daycare?

I'm a first-time mom to a 2-year-old girl. This is the first winter when I send her to daycare and I'm really unsure about how to dress her up. Earlier when she was home, we used to step out together. ...
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Premature - Almost 2yr girl (crying and whining during sleep)

My preemie (3 months early) girl is almost 2yrs old now. She's tiny compared to her older sister who was 3 months past due, but completely healthy. My little one has started to cry-then-whine about ...
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Organising child care when giving birth

We have recently confirmed that my wife is pregnant with our second child. After the usual excitement, we realised that we're going to have to sort out care for our son during the birth (he'll be ...
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Kid has strange posture after waking up from a lunch nap

My kid has a really strange habit. Every time she wakes up from a lunch nap, she seems sad. She would sit on the ground with her legs straight, her body bends forward, her arms are straight and cross ...
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How do I get my 3 year old son to wear his prescription glasses?

I've heard, read and attempted all the most common and obvious solutions to getting your young child to wear their glasses. All of which resulted in failure. My son is 3 and it's his first pair of ...
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How do you get a three year old to do… anything?

Get dressed, get undressed, wash their hands after using the toilet, brush their teeth, go to bed, get out of bed, stop jumping on their baby sibling, go to childcare, leave childcare, start moving, ...
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Toddler aggressively pulling at genitals leaving scratches and red marks [closed]

I understand it is common for children of this age to explore but my son the moment he is diaper free will grab his genitals and pull on his scrotum so hard and several times to the points he has ...
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What is Heuristic play?

I've been looking at lots of different nurseries (day care) for my one year old child. Most of them are proud to offer something they call "heuristic play". What is heuristic play? Why is it so ...
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Potty now means playtime for my 3 year old son

My wife and I have been trying to potty train my son for a few months now to no avail. He did a lot better when we first started training him, and now it seems his progress has gone backwards. Let me ...
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At what age does a toddler stop being a toddler?

I just told someone on parenting that a baby becomes a toddler when it starts moving around. The question which came back was "what age does a toddler stop being a toddler?". That got me searching, ...
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What is the youngest age a child can learn the violin?

What is the youngest age a child can learn the violin? I want to teach my son and daughter the violin and saxophone. As a person who played the sax and piano I know they can’t blow hard enough for the ...
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Why is my 3 year not wanting anything to do with her mommy? (Biological mom is deceased)

Biological mom had ALS and passed away when baby was 1 year old. I’ve since met this woman who my daughter calls mommy. We’ve been together for 1 and 1/2 years now. At first she was all over her ...
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18-month-old kicked out of church nursery

Our 18-month old was kicked out of our church's nursery where we send him during worship services & church classes. He's kicked out unless one of us are in there with him, which makes it difficult ...
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How to get a toddler off the bottle?

I’ve been trying to get my 18-month-old daughter off the bottle. I bought a few cups I think she might like: A hard top sippy cup n a soft sippy cup. She will take either one during the day, but ...
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How do you handle unsupervised, poorly behaved children in public play areas?

This is closely related to this question. However, that primarily deals with interactions at relatively controlled, private functions. This question is more focused on the feeding-frenzy style chaos ...
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What's the best way to develop an (almost) 2yo's mind that loves puzzles?

My son is almost 2 and he loves puzzles and puzzle type toys. Obviously I can buy him more toys like this but am curious as to other ways to encourage him to develop to the best of his potential. ...
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Myopia (nearsightedness) in 1 year old toddler

My 11-month-old baby girl was found to have extremely high myopia (-15.00, -13.00). I was wondering if anyone in this community has the similar experience. There is not enough information about myopia ...
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How to begin sleep training with a 2 year old?

Our daughter is 27 months (old enough that measuring in months seems silly now) and we never performed sleep training, so she is still being put to bed after bath and teeth time with a bottle and ...
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How to remove mobile addiction in my toddler

Our son is 3 years old and addicted to mobile, he need to play games, or he will cry and make fuss. My wife give her phone and he is always starring down at it. To make him quiet coz he make a lot of ...
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How can you deal with tantrums without spanking?

My son just turned 2, and he started throwing more tantrums on us. He doesn't eat well or drink enough milk ... and he is becoming more adamant and says "No" more often. If we force him to drink milk,...
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Nursery & Preschool and Schools

I think this is a question about 'how does this work'. We live in Norfolk, UK, and my toddler is coming up to 2. We understand that she should start attending some kind of nursery / preschool thing. ...
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How to help my 3-year-old sleep again after a car accident?

I have an almost 3-year-old daughter who refuses to sleep on her own without mommy’s bed and mommy in it. Nine months ago we were hit by a driver chasing a dog in his vehicle which spooked her. In the ...
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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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