Expert panel: Toddler

Questions about Toddler

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Jane ...
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Hi, This is not an uncommon situation. It can be very difficult if not impossible to pinpoint exactly why sleep behaviour changes. Sometimes it's j...

Answered: 09 Mar 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, I've never heard of this before. I'd be covering off the basic causes to begin with though. Her diet, is she otherwise well, is she growing and...

Answered: 28 Feb 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, It's very normal for kids to regress after making real progress with TT. Boys especially seem (often) to take three steps forwards and one step...

Answered: 28 Feb 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, Jane here. This is a common query from parents of toddlers concerned about their child's reluctance to accept foods with any texture other than...

Answered: 18 Feb 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, This is a reasonably common situation but not likely to change until you place some boundaries around his breastfeeding. He's probably temporar...

Answered: 15 Feb 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, Perhaps it would help just to put the whole TT process on hold for a few weeks. This is a good strategy if there's no progress being made and a...

Answered: 09 Feb 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, This is a great question. To the best of my knowledge this is not an uncommon situation and some kids do take a while to cry tears. In the abse...

Answered: 09 Feb 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, The fact that she is only passing urine x 2 a day is a bit of a concern and does warrant a check with a doctor. Toddlers need to wee around 6 t...

Answered: 18 Jan 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, If her legs are getting trapped then this has become a safety issue and you need to transition her fully into her bed. Ideally with toddler rai...

Answered: 26 Jan 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, Have you considered just using nappy pants or the training pants rather than nappies? These are ideal for this age and stage. The other tip I h...

Answered: 06 Jan 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, Lots of kids develop self soothing behaviours which comfort them when going off to sleep and during their sleep. Perhaps this is just one of th...

Answered: 17 Dec 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, The general advice from Occupational Therapists who specialise in this area is that any crawling which is a deviation from conventional crawlin...

Answered: 30 Nov 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, At 18 months he probably is a little young. Generally 18 months is on the very low end of starting-two years tends to be more realistic especia...

Answered: 06 Nov 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, Biting can be hard to discourage, for some kids the feeling of biting and need to bite can be very strong and it's not until their brain mature...

Answered: 06 Nov 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, If she's not been having a bottle until now and she's not keen on one then it may be best if you avoid bottles altogether and just give her a c...

Answered: 24 Oct 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, I'm sure you've investigated the options of little "play dates" with families who have similar aged children. You mention you both work so is s...

Answered: 27 Sep 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, It could just be a phase he's going through, a bit of a nervous response or just because he's two and at this age, toddlers do things because i...

Answered: 27 Sep 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, She may just be a little slower to become interested or she's not quite developmentally ready to learn what's involved with toilet training. Ha...

Answered: 20 Sep 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, You're right when you say there is a large variation in normal. Kids generally develop in a head to toe direction so they sit, then crawl, then...

Answered: 10 Sep 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, It may have been a little premature, the novelty of it all was a bit greater than his ability. Your choice really how you manage this. You coul...

Answered: 10 Sep 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, It seems like he's making a start; once toddlers recognize that they're wet and/or dirty and can hold on for a while until they get to the toil...

Answered: 27 Aug 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, This is a common query, but most toddlers grow out of doing this once the novelty of them being so clever wears off. Try dressing your toddler ...

Answered: 27 Aug 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, The rubbing sounds like a sleep association, much like co sleeping, using a dummy, feeding, being driven and rocked - and all the other ways in...

Answered: 27 Aug 2014