Expert panel: Toddler

Questions about Toddler

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At three it is still entirely reasonable and age appropriate that he wets the bed at night. There can be a difference of a year or more between day...

Answered: 18 Aug 2012
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It varies between individuals, there is no "normal" amount. What's important is that parents don't need to clean their children's ears, use cotton ...

Answered: 18 Aug 2012
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Many kids stutter at this age. It's as if their brain is working faster than their mouth can. But the number 1 marker for a speech pathologist asse...

Answered: 11 Aug 2012
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This is not a sign of teething that I'm aware of. Could she be doing it as a form of cause and effect? Perhaps it's just part of her play repertoir...

Answered: 11 Aug 2012
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Hi, I would suggest you need to take him to be assessed by your GP and perhaps have a referral made to a paediatric gastroenterologist. Sometimes a...

Answered: 05 Aug 2012
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At 5.5 months he's old enough not to be wrapped. He should be rolling by now and able to find his own, safe, preferred sleeping position. So you ar...

Answered: 05 Aug 2012
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You could try using two disposable nappies; one over the top of the other. Alternately, try a sanitary pad adhered to the inside of his nappy or on...

Answered: 27 Jul 2012
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You have a couple of options, but from my experience the best way is the quickest way. Just make the decision to throw all of his dummies away and ...

Answered: 22 Jul 2012
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Perhaps a forget about it for a while approach is what is needed. When summer is here and she's wearing less, needs to undress less layers and is a...

Answered: 22 Jul 2012
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This is a common query. Some kids are legitimately scared of pooing in the toilet; the lack of control scares them and only with reassurance and pr...

Answered: 05 Aug 2012
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Sleep and waking behaviours do change so what he's doing now is unlikely to be a permanent snapshot of what he'll do long term. I agree with you th...

Answered: 22 Jul 2012
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This regression could be in relation to the cold winter weather. Perhaps he will improve once the warmer weather and spring/summer is here. But in ...

Answered: 27 Jul 2012
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Without knowing more about your daughter or her individual delays I cannot say. But I do know that it is routine to do genetic testing on children ...

Answered: 14 Jul 2012
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I read your email and my initial response was what a challenging time you've had! It's good that you're seeing a speech therapist and having your 2...

Answered: 27 Jul 2012
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Hi, your email query ran out before it was completed. But I think I get the gist of what you're trying to say, you have a little one who is having...

Answered: 14 Jul 2012
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Not necessarily, but the next time you go for your six month dental check up take her as well and ask the dentist for their professional opinion. S...

Answered: 14 Jul 2012
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I wonder if an assessment from your GP would be useful? Getting his ears and vision checked would rule out frustration due to any issues there. Oth...

Answered: 22 Jul 2012
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It's not a silly question at all, but entirely reasonable. And yes, you're right, bed wetting is strongly genetic so if you wet the bed as a little...

Answered: 30 Jun 2012
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Your question isn't complete so I'm unable to get a sense of what's worrying you, but I think it's about noise sensitivity, is that right? Unless t...

Answered: 30 Jun 2012
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This sounds pretty normal, though I'm sorry to say it. It also sounds like you're managing it the right way, by ignoring it and not giving her any ...

Answered: 08 Jul 2012
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Containing an 18 month old toddler in a bed can be a challenge. You may be better leaving her in the cot until you can reason with her and she unde...

Answered: 24 Jun 2012
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Hi, There are lots of issues to consider with toddler eating and with only a brief understanding of your experiences I can only offer you general a...

Answered: 08 Jul 2012
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Some kids develop what's known as "Toddler Diarrhoea", which doesn't have any organic cause and does seem to be diet related. Those who have lots o...

Answered: 16 Jun 2012
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This sounds like pretty normal one year old behaviour to be honest. Growth slows down by the first birthday and toddlers don't need as much food ea...

Answered: 16 Jun 2012
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This all sounds pretty normal, though I appreciate that it's a challenge for you to see and deal with every day. Your boy is probably just irritate...

Answered: 10 Jun 2012
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You could reduce to one bottle for a couple of nights, put water in the bottles or stop cold turkey, Either way there's going to be some protest cr...

Answered: 16 Jun 2012
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Stay calm, use your own role modelling, don't invest too much energy into it and make sure your child can access the toilet/potty independently. Si...

Answered: 16 Jun 2012