Expert panel: Toddler

Questions about Toddler

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Jane ...
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Perhaps this is a genetic issue, check with your own and their dad's parents to see if they can remember this being an issue with either of you. Th...

Answered: 27 May 2011
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You won't until he learns to say what the correct words for particular foods and items are. Speech and language is learned over years of exposure a...

Answered: 22 May 2011
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I'm not sure why this would be happening. In situations of extreme dietary deficiency, hair loss can occur. But I would think that if his diet is a...

Answered: 22 May 2011
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From what I've read and know this is an issue which the child eventually grows out of. Some kids have such an anxiety about pooing that they will d...

Answered: 22 May 2011
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If it's clear she can go without it, and she does when she's at day care then it sounds reasonable for you to stop it. You can do this either slowl...

Answered: 13 May 2011
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Common question, but not so easily addressed. You could try changing the bathing environment until he improves. Some parents try using the laundry ...

Answered: 22 May 2011
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This is not an uncommon situation, some kids are scared of pooing, perhaps this was initially caused by being constipated and he now associated ope...

Answered: 13 May 2011
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If she is formula feeding now she is likely to have been drinking cow's milk derived milk anyway. If she has been breastfeeding you may find she is...

Answered: 13 May 2011
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It does sound like rather alot, 3 litres is the general recommendation for an adult on an average day under average circumstances. The fact that sh...

Answered: 08 May 2011
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Yes, have him checked by a doctor if you are in any doubt. Cheers Jane

Answered: 22 May 2011
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You need to take him to see your GP again. If one side is swollen, bluish and does not look right, then a medical checkup as soon as possible is im...

Answered: 02 May 2011
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It may be, but it could also signify an issue with his digestion and the way he is digesting and absorbing the nutrients from his food. Kids who dr...

Answered: 08 May 2011
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Most probably not, toilet training may just not feature on his radar at the moment and as your saying, he's busy and there's too many far more inte...

Answered: 29 Apr 2011
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His brain at 2 years of age is still evolving, he won't know what he's doing is wrong and it is only through role modelling, gentle correction and ...

Answered: 29 Apr 2011
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To be honest, there is not so much of a difference, other than the concentration of absorbency for girls is in the middle of the nappy and boys at ...

Answered: 29 Apr 2011
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You would need to contact Poisons Information in your own state and ask them. See if you can recall the brand and size that he would have eaten. I...

Answered: 26 Apr 2011
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Thumb or finger sucking is such a normal developmental stage that we tend not to become too concerned about it at this age. From an orthodontic per...

Answered: 29 Apr 2011
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Lactose intolerance is more uncommon than we give credit for. In babies from a family with a proven history of lactose intolerance, who are of Abor...

Answered: 10 Apr 2011
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Some parents find using a sanitary napkin stuck to the inside of the nappy effective in absorbing extra urine volume. Make sure his penis is pointe...

Answered: 29 Apr 2011
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Oh, what an attached and loving mum you seem to be. Being sensitive to our kids personalities is so important, even though they are a blend of thei...

Answered: 02 Apr 2011
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Perhaps it would be useful to have him checked by your GP and a paediatrician. It's not abnormal for toddlers not to walk by 14 months, most kids t...

Answered: 10 Apr 2011
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Easy to digest, bland foods which aren't high in fibre and which don't upset their tummy any more. Depending on the age of the child the sort of fo...

Answered: 10 Apr 2011
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Honestly, this is a more common issue than you'd know, toddlers love to play in their own poo. I know it seems amazing, especially when they have s...

Answered: 26 Mar 2011
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Yes, it's fine as long as you are eating sufficient first class nutrients to support breastfeeding. There is an order of priorities here. The baby ...

Answered: 02 Apr 2011
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I felt sad when I read your email, it's so clear that your little boy's happiness is so very important to you. Our pets fulfill such a special plac...

Answered: 17 Mar 2011
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It's unlikely it was due to the meconium stained liquor, but more of a developmental curiosity. At this age she doesn't know about what's acceptabl...

Answered: 15 Mar 2011