Expert panel: Toddler

Questions about Toddler

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Jane ...
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H, This sounds like fairly typical toddler behaviour, try not to despair. It's important you continue to be consistent, overall this does help even...

Answered: 02 Jan 2011
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Jane ...
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Growing pains are probably unlikely, these are usually in the preschool and early primary years and at 2 she may still be a little young for them. ...

Answered: 28 Dec 2010
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Jane ...
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Some babies just seem to have nasal capillaries which are closer to the surface of the mucous membrane than other kids. But this is not an issue ge...

Answered: 28 Dec 2010
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Hi, At 3.5 he's certainly old enough to be trained. Could you stop using nappies through the day and use pull-ups or training pants instead. Make ...

Answered: 02 Jan 2011
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Jane ...
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This is such a normal phase, known as separation anxiety. He is learning who he can trust and who will best meet his needs and is showing you in th...

Answered: 02 Jan 2011
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Jane ...
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This is a normal and very common issue. There can be a difference of 12 months or more between bladder and bowel training. At 2.9 months she is sti...

Answered: 19 Dec 2010
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Jane ...
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What a great question. The advice from podiatrists is that a soft soled shoe, or better still, bare feet are recommended for this age group and beg...

Answered: 19 Dec 2010
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It may be, but it could be worthwhile having him checked by your GP. Any sudden change in behaviour is always worth getting checked out. Perhaps he...

Answered: 19 Dec 2010
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Jane ...
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http://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/ It may be worth checking out this website for some clarification on whether an assessment is warranted....

Answered: 12 Dec 2010
Avatar boovy
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I think it may be worthwhile having him checked by your GP. You need to eliminate the cause for his crying being due to pain, perhaps in his knees ...

Answered: 09 Dec 2010
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Jane ...
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Have you considered if you would be eligible for an admission to Tresillian? If you feel you cannot last much longer without sleep, then perhaps a ...

Answered: 05 Dec 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, It would be worthwhile getting her checked by your GP or paediatrician. There can be uncommonly, physical reasons for regression in walking and...

Answered: 29 Nov 2010
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Jane ...
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No I haven't, but it may be worth speaking with a doctor or a pharmacist about this. Some stinging in the eyes is common of course from chlorine, p...

Answered: 24 Nov 2010
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Jane ...
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All two year olds go through phases of not wanting to eat. This is normal and entirely age appropriate. Try not to invest too much emotional energy...

Answered: 25 Nov 2010
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Jane ...
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Toddler behaviour can be pretty challenging. Much of it is age appropriate and a way of expressing increasing independence and a frustration with t...

Answered: 17 Nov 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, Yes you should take her sooner. Any query which relates to illness or a medical condition is impossible to address on this or any other interne...

Answered: 13 Nov 2010
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Jane ...
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This is a completely normal and age appropriate stage. From around 7 months onwards, baby's develop into a stage of what is known as separation anx...

Answered: 13 Nov 2010
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Jane ...
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Yes you can change him over to cow's milk. Up until the age of two he needs full cream milk, not one of the reduced fat varieties. If you have been...

Answered: 22 Nov 2010
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Jane ...
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You don't give much information about what he does eat or his general healthy. Without knowing how he is growing or more of his history, it's impos...

Answered: 17 Nov 2010
Avatar kerry...
Jane ...
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Some toddlers have what we call a hypersensitive gag reflex, as soon as a lump of food hits the back of their throat they gag in response. But unle...

Answered: 31 Oct 2010
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Jane ...
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It's reasonable for babies to triple their birth weight by 12 months, but this is dependent on multiple factors. Environment, gender, nutrition and...

Answered: 31 Oct 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, If you are worried then this is reason enough to have him checked. Do you have a paediatrician for him, or did you have one when he was born? A...

Answered: 21 Oct 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, I understand they are non-toxic, however, you will need to ring the Poisons Information telephone number in your state and speak with a pharmac...

Answered: 20 Oct 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, It could be growing pains, but they generally don't become an issue until a little later, around 3-5 years. If he's not bothered by pain during...

Answered: 20 Oct 2010
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Jane ...
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Could you speak with your pharmacist and ask if there is an alternative to what he's currently having? Sometimes a change of taste will work. If i...

Answered: 20 Oct 2010
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Jane ...
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If they are showing interest in self feeding and increasing independence, then see this as a marker for letting them do it. Learning how to contro...

Answered: 18 Sep 2010
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Jane ...
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Yes, I would think so unless there is a product recommendation not to offer it to children. But this is really not a product designed for kids, but...

Answered: 10 Sep 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, I hear your frustration, toddlers can be extremely difficult to manage but it's worth remembering they don't intentionally set out to make thei...

Answered: 31 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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There is no quick solution to this and if there were, I guess you would have come up with it before now. The only solution, ultimately, is to stop ...

Answered: 26 Aug 2010