Expert panel: Toddler

Questions about Toddler

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Jane ...
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Yes, you can offer her rolled oats and most other varities of cereal. Baby cereal is ideal because it's got lots of iron, but so do other cereals a...

Answered: 26 Aug 2011
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No, Why should you feel selfish about this? If he's happy and developing appropriately, has contact with other people and seems fine, then why stre...

Answered: 30 Aug 2011
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What you are doing is fine, just stick with it. You need to be very matter of fact, no nonsense about this. Try not to give her too much reassuranc...

Answered: 18 Aug 2011
Avatar lisarib
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Hi, You need to stop blending her food and even if she doesn't eat it for a day or so, stick with doing this. Encourage her to feed herself too, pl...

Answered: 17 Aug 2011
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This is not an uncommon problem. Some kids are genuinely frightened of "letting go" when they poo, relinquishing control can be scary and to a 3.5 ...

Answered: 17 Aug 2011
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For as long as she has milk or food overnight, she will develop what we call "learned hunger". There are benefits to ceasing all cups of milk and f...

Answered: 17 Aug 2011
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At two years of age it is completely normal for toddlers to still be wetting at night. She is too little and her brain too immature to wake during ...

Answered: 18 Aug 2011
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Full cream cow's milk, not reduced fat will be fine. There's no need for follow on formulas unless there is a genuine nutritional deficiency or the...

Answered: 18 Aug 2011
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Hi, It could be useful to stop using the dummies for both children at the same time. Hard I know but if he sees she has one and he doesn't this won...

Answered: 07 Aug 2011
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You just need to collect all of her bottles and throw them away. This will be hard but it really is necessary at this age. Tooth decay, speech and ...

Answered: 07 Aug 2011
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If you're using a good quality disposable and changing it regularly, then you're doing all you can. Some mothers use two disposables, one over the ...

Answered: 30 Jul 2011
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Discipline measures will be wasted at this early age, he's too young and his brain too immature to link behaviour with consequence. He certainly so...

Answered: 22 Jul 2011
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This can be so distressing for everyone, but good on you for trying. You could try to disguise it in juice, his milk, jam, jelly, ice-cream or cust...

Answered: 14 Jul 2011
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You can only persuade him. At three he is old enough to be toilet trained though through the winter months this can be more difficult. Sending him ...

Answered: 14 Jul 2011
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She could just be doing it for cause and effect reasons. If you're reacting when she does it and responding in a way she sees as favourable, then s...

Answered: 14 Jul 2011
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This is a common problem, influenced by the larger bladder capacity as toddler's mature but aren't old enough to be dry at night yet. You could try...

Answered: 22 Jul 2011
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Hi, He may be incubating an illness and is in the early stages. All varieties of S26 are essentially the same, dried cow's milk which is modified a...

Answered: 20 Jun 2011
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Jane ...
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This is an issue you, your partner and your Mother in Law need to sort out. As uncomfortable as it will be, you will need to talk honestly and open...

Answered: 23 Jun 2011
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According to the solids guide QLD Health, smooth peanut butter can be offered from 12 months of age. The risk of allergy tends to be higher in fam...

Answered: 18 Jun 2011
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It's common for kids to regress in their toilet training habits. Any disruption in the household, new developmental stage, even seasonal changes su...

Answered: 23 Jun 2011
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Squealing is normal for lots of kids, interestingly, for girls more than boys who just seem to love the sound and power of their own voice. The tri...

Answered: 23 Jun 2011
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Distraction during nappy changes can work well, keep a collection of toys which she's not having at other times and restrict them just to when you ...

Answered: 01 Jul 2011
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It's likely to maintain a similar shape now, but it will grow some more to allow her brain to grow and expand, so there will be some further change...

Answered: 18 Jun 2011
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Hi, On the percentile (growth) charts he is above the 97th percentile for his weight. There are lots of factors which influence growth and developm...

Answered: 05 Jun 2011
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You may need to use two nappies, one over the other. Alternately, a sanitary napkin adhering to the inside of her nappy may be helpful or a towelli...

Answered: 23 Jun 2011
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The current recommendation for speech pathology assessment is if the parent is concerned. I gather from your query that you are. Although he is pro...

Answered: 05 Jun 2011
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Some are fine, but not alot. Although he loves them, this is not a sign that he can have as many as he likes. Anything in moderation is fine, so a ...

Answered: 05 Jun 2011