Expert panel: Toddler

Questions about Toddler

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Anything which moves, has a cause and effect outcome or is noisy is great. Ball games, sandpits, wading pools (with supervision of course) are grea...

Answered: 11 Mar 2011
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Hi, It is normal for all 20 deciduous, first/milk teeth to be erupted by around 3 years. The permanent molars have usually erupted by around 5-6 ye...

Answered: 10 Mar 2011
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You may have to. But pick your time when you are feeling calm and not stressed. Perhaps at a time when it is just the two of you together, go out f...

Answered: 11 Mar 2011
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Perhaps his reaction is due to the other changes he's been experiencing, toddlers are very good barometers of what else is going on in their little...

Answered: 11 Mar 2011
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You may need to dress her in PJ's which button at the back, so she can't get them off. There are also ones which button at the waist band and secur...

Answered: 15 Mar 2011
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No not necessarily. If he is otherwise symptom free, no rashes, no complaints and all appears well it's probably fine. If he's uncircumcised it cou...

Answered: 03 Mar 2011
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The basics to persuade a pre-schooler are pretty much the same as for a toddler. Don't give too much attention. Limit meal times to 20 minutes, rol...

Answered: 03 Mar 2011
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Hi, Role modelling can be a good strategy, so consider taking her to the toilet with you. Sit her on the toilet after meals, make sure she can acce...

Answered: 04 Mar 2011
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It's unlikely to be worms, and is probably more about attention seeking than anything else. Biting is a normal developmental stage, you've not said...

Answered: 26 Feb 2011
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Good on you for being so alert to her behaviour. A general guide to weight gain is a tripling of birth weight by 12 months. She does sound petite, ...

Answered: 18 Feb 2011
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Hi, It sounds like what you are doing is reasonable, other than biting her back which doesn't teach them much other than it's ok for you to do it b...

Answered: 18 Feb 2011
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It is completely normal for all of us to wake several times a night and to go back to sleep. But if toddlers learn to rely on their parents feeding...

Answered: 18 Feb 2011
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You are doing the right thing by getting him speech therapy. We do know that the earlier speech and language problems are diagnosed and treated, th...

Answered: 18 Feb 2011
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Perhaps a check with your CHN, GP or a paediatrician could be useful, just to check he's on track with his development. A hearing and vision check ...

Answered: 18 Feb 2011
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Hi, This is not an uncommon problem, there can be a difference of a year or more between toilet training for wees and poos. Boys tend to be a bit s...

Answered: 05 Feb 2011
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Perhaps a check with the GP would be a good idea. Sometimes the foreskin is a little tight and when the penis expands, this is more obvious. You n...

Answered: 12 Feb 2011
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Hi, Perhaps he is still a little young to be toilet trained for poos. At 2 he is doing very well to be trained for wees, there can be a delay of a ...

Answered: 05 Feb 2011
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If her foot and leg shape is having an impact on her walking, she would benefit from seeing a paediatrician and perhaps an orthopaedic surgeon-with...

Answered: 03 Feb 2011
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It could be simply because she is adapting to day care again after the Christmas break and become used to the routine there. A change of carer, loc...

Answered: 03 Feb 2011
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Teeth can start to erupt any time from around 6 months onwards, but this is dependent on the individual child of course. The only way to confirm if...

Answered: 30 Jan 2011
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Perhaps he's feeling uncomfortable being around the other kids and feels overwhelmed by them and the noise. He's protesting because this is the onl...

Answered: 22 Jan 2011
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Try to mimic the same conditions he has at daycare, can he access the home toilet easily? Does he know what's expected of him, have you thought abo...

Answered: 22 Jan 2011
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Generally, three main meals and two snacks is plenty. Think about the food she is eating, is it healthy and does it contain nutrients which will su...

Answered: 22 Jan 2011
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Hi, The current recommendations around pillow use is to not use one until the toddler is around 2 years of age and in a bed, rather than a cot. Pil...

Answered: 16 Jan 2011
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Hi, I have never heard of foot size determining what age a child stands or walks. Balance is an individual state and foot size usually reflects ot...

Answered: 16 Jan 2011
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Hi, Toddlers often drop their day time sleep from around 3 years and while they are getting used to this, there can be a transition time until they...

Answered: 16 Jan 2011
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Breastfeeding during pregnancy can certainly affect lactation levels for the new baby when it is born. When the breasts are already producing milk,...

Answered: 16 Jan 2011
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Hi, Your email fizzled out before it got to the end so it's hard to know how to specifically advise you, but I'll offer some general advise. Genera...

Answered: 30 Jan 2011
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Hi, It can be, but in order to say definitely it would be worthwhile having him checked by his GP or paediatrician. If he is growing well and deve...

Answered: 04 Jan 2011