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Questions tagged [toddler]

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

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I have a 1-year-old daughter. How to define the difference between buying her a toy she wants and spoiling her?

We visited a toy store and my 1-year-old daughter showed great interest in a doll and I bought it for her. It is wrong to buy whatever a child wants, and I am wondering how to define the difference ...
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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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My 2-year-old does not eat except drinking milk

My child is going to be 2 in the next 15 days but he likes to drink only milk and does not eat. He will eat only 1 or 2 bites and then will not eat. My pediatrician asked to remove milk. We tried but ...
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2-year-old still doesn’t want to walk

My daughter turned 2 at the end of April and still isn’t walking unassisted. What’s weird is she’ll do everything else you’d expect: she’ll walk if someone holds her hands; she’ll use her walker and ...
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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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what to do when parents agree on parenting but one can't stick to agreement?

When it comes to most things, at least the big stuff, I think my wife and I agree on how we want to raise our kids. Ours are age 3 and 2 now. Whenever we don't however, we seem to find a common ground ...
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What should dad do if mom and toddler always fighting/tantrums etc

My second child (son) is almost 2 and he has tantrums daily. The tantrums are worse and more frequent than with my 1st (daughter). The tantrums are exclusively when we he is with mom or when mom is ...
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My 2.5 year old child can only be calmed by mother

My 2.5-year-old daughter is a good educated child that hasn't many bad behaviors. Sometimes she turns out to be more the defensive type than the aggressive one, but all in normal frames. When she ...
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How do I react when my 2.5 year old hits me?

My 2.5 year old has started hitting me in the face, on the body (anywhere) during tantrums and sometimes even when we're having a nice moment together. What is the best way to deal with this? I know ...
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How can I undo the bad behavior my 2.5 year old daughter learned from 5 year old children?

We went on a trip with some friends for 2 days, and there were three 5-year-old girls. After returning from the trip, my daughter has been pushing her brother 5X more, kicking her mother 5X more (for ...
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Anxiety, Anger, and Major Sleep Issues in 2.5 Year Old Following Long Holiday – Is This Normal?

We went to Australia from Canada for two months to visit (and stay with) family when our son was 2.25 years old. He is now 2.5 years old. Now he is terrified to go to sleep, screams if we leave him (...
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How to explain to my 2-year-old daughter that her biological father now wants to be called “daddy”, after previously denying fatherhood?

My daughter is 2 and a half. My boyfriend and I have been together since I was a few months pregnant. She eventually started calling him daddy and we stopped correcting her as her biological father ...
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Trouble enjoying family time in the moment

I have a 2.5 yo and a newborn. I find that when watching the toddler or doing everyone-together family activities I find myself stressed out managing everything and generally wishing I could be by ...
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Is it okay for a 14-month-old to eat solid food without having teeth?

My 14-month-old daughter is not interested in the usual soft food, but happily eats what we are having. Fruit, vegetables, bread, cheese, noodles, rice, etc. Problem is she has no teeth for chewing (...
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2-year-old screaming and tantrum when left at daycare

My son is almost 2 years old and has started daycare just a few days ago. When he arrives (actually today was even worse, when he was in the car he knew we were on our way there and began crying) at ...
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23-month-old no longer napping in her crib

My kid is 23 months old and turns 2 in 2 weeks. She is able to sleep at night on her own since we used the cry-it-out method late last year. She usually has one 1.5-2 hour nap after lunch. However, ...
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My two-year-old refuses to eat anything

I have a two-year-old cousin who absolutely refuses to eat at all. She’s really small and anemic but she still refuses to have anything but her bottle no matter what I try. I’ve tried setting it out ...
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What can I do to teach my 22 months old toddler to talk?

My son completed 22 months and not talking with us. My wife stays at home to take care of him. Right now he says some 15-20 alphabets, 4 colors. We usually show him TV during lunch and dinner (60 ...
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Can I use one time use puppy pads for toddler potty training while they sleep at night?

I'm starting to potty train my child at 20 months by not sleeping with a diaper on. It gets tiring to change / wash the bed sheets every night. I was thinking of using disposable one time use puppy ...
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What to do about my 14-month-old daughter refusing to eat? [closed]

My 14-month-old daughter refuses to eat. What happened to her? And now she is anemic. I'm so worried about her!
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Scientific proof of sign language for toddler communication [closed]

Is there science-backed research on teaching sign language to toddlers to enhance communication?
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Are electronics safe for babies [closed]

My daughter is 3 years old and adopted. I've had her for 2 years now. When I got her she was crying non stop, now she will talk and laugh with everyone she meets. I bought my little girl the newest ...
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Too many presents from Grandma - is this bad for my child?

I think that having a lot of things for your baby or kid like lots of toys or other distractions (iPad, presents, bad food with sugar) is not a good thing. This could create a behavior of only doing ...
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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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At what age will a child understand a map?

I want to prepare my 25-month-old for a long distance trip - across the Pacific Ocean. Part of that is understanding where he is and where he's going. I have a globe, but I don't know if I point to it ...
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Screaming, crying, tantrums, pushing… how to give effective timeout?

I'm the father of a toddler boy. As the title says, his behavior is very poor. If something doesn't go his way, it devolves into pushing, screaming, tantrums and the like. I say wait a minute and ...
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How to deal with toddler favoritism?

My wife and I have two children: a 2.5-year-old girl, and an almost 8-month-old boy. The girl loves her mother and snuggles her and is affectionate towards her...when I'm not around. However, when I ...
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What to do about 13-month-old who cries and whines all the time?

My 13-month-old daughter was very well behaved up until about 11.5 months. I guess it's separation anxiety but I've come to a point where I don't know what to do. It's making me miserable, exhausted, ...
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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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1.5 years old banging his head on the floor

My son is 1.5 years old. In case of distress, strong unhappiness or fussiness, he bangs his head on the floor or into the wall, or punches his fists on the head when crying aloud. He is not doing it ...
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Is kissing my son on lips a bad thing?

What can be the reason why some cultures and societies look down upon a parent kissing (peck) their toddlers on lips ? I kiss my 3 year old on his lips. Have been doing it since he was very little. ...
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How to keep 3 year old from chewing on everything?

I have a 3 year old who recently started chewing on whatever is nearby. Whenever he gets bored, or he's sitting watching a show, it's almost guaranteed he'll start chewing on something. Up until ...
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Recommended number of hours to spend with a baby [closed]

Is there a general rule how many hours a parent should spend with a baby under 3 years old?
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How to childproof an ethernet wall jack

We purchased some excellent Safety 1st boxes to cover standard outlets around the house, but there is one that we can't. Our Internet comes to our router from a standard ethernet cable which is ...
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How to get my 4yo daughter's fixation on my belly button under control?

I don't know where to begin with this question. It's awkward and to be honest, it makes me feel rather uncomfortable. Simply put, I'm led to believe that my four year old daughter is obsessed with my ...
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Helping my 3yr old differentiate smoke and steam and stop screaming fire!

So this is based on the fact that my son screams and says fire whenever he sees steam when I'm cooking. So I'm wondering how to help my three year old differentiate between smoke and steam. So ...
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Son screams in crib at the top of his lungs until Mom comes in

My toddler son has recently discovered how to scream at the top of his lungs, it seems. It sounds like he's being murdered or something. When he cries and wants something, he does this usually now. ...
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How to make my son sit on barber seat to have haircut

My son is 2 years old and he had rarely had a haircut. He refuses to sit on his own or won't let the barber cut his hair because he only likes to do things he likes to do. He has it cut when he is on ...
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Toddler made “incorrect” animal identification that is actually correct. Better to correct her or not?

My niece is a year and a half old. I was reading a book on animals with her recently and helping her learn the names of the animals in it. I noticed that she identified the picture of a lion as a "...
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2.5 year old pinches non-stop

My wife is at home with my son. The biggest problem that we have is that he pinches us (or even himself!) non-stop. I don't understand why this is happening. The worst is that he does this to himself ...
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Three-year-old back from 3-night hospital stay

Our son recently returned home following three nights in the hospital with pneumonia. He's healthy, but the experience seems to have changed him, at least temporarily: He spent his entire time in ...
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How to discipline our 16-month-old son who stopped listening to us and started to misbehave?

Our 1-year- and 4-month-old son's behavior was perfect before - he always listened to us. But now it seems that he takes a completely different direction. For example, we explain to him that ...
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Tackle kids situation when close relatives are visiting

My brother in law family is coming to visit us for a little less than 2 months in USA from India. I know that sounds a lot but it is common in our culture to stay at immediate relative place for that ...
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Interesting things for a child's drawing board

I've got a board that's going to be used as a "messy board" for drawing, painting or whatever else kids do that you wouldn't want them doing directly on your table. I want to put interesting things ...
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2-year-old toddler won't eat

My two-year-old daughter won't eat most of what we give her. She was eating fine about a month ago; she would normally eat a bowl of soup at lunch and dinner but now she eats almost nothing. She won't ...
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How to make my 1-year-old understand when she is being scolded?

I have a 14-month-old child. She's very active and likes to grab anything that catches her attention. Whenever we teach her something such as mama and papa, she doesn't want to listen, and her ...
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How do I make it clear to a one year old that I'm unhappy, when it enjoys being scolded?

There are already good answers here, but in the case of my one year old, he actually enjoys when I scold him (tell him No! etc.). It's usually him scratching people/pulling somebody's hair etc. I ...
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Force-free changing clothes, putting bonnet on

My 2 yrs old has recently a very clear attitude: Changing clothes is a nogo (go sleep, or go out); Putting bonnet on in winter is a nogo. Moving to California or similar is not yet an option. What ...
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How to teach a toddler to use a cup with a straw?

My kid knows how to drink from a regular cup but is unable to use a cup with a straw. How do I teach my kid to use a cup with a straw in it?
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How to stop a one year old from biting?

My nephew is just over a year and my family is struggling with his biting. He has often bitten during times when nothing obvious really prompted him to (i.e. wants something, is angry/tired/sad). It ...