Expert panel: Toddler

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There are a few ways you can do this. Either cease all bottles both day and night and only offer him a cup. Deal with his protests by ignoring, dis...

Answered: 05 Jun 2011
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Leann...
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Hi there, it can be a tricky thing when a toddler or preschooler gets stuck on milk or formula, it is a bit of a catch-22 in that you want them to ...

Answered: 15 Mar 2010
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Hi, This must be very concerning for you. I assume you have spoken with his carers and sought their advice on how to manage this? For him to not ...

Answered: 11 Mar 2010
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Jane ...
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To be honest, you probably can't. She is likely to be doing this in a deep sleep phase which is completely out of her control and she sin't even aw...

Answered: 05 Apr 2010
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Hi, Some toddlers are very active when they sleep and there is little, if anything you can do about this. Any device which limits a child's mobilit...

Answered: 05 Apr 2010
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Hi Not that I'm aware of. The risk with covering it is that in an emergency, it needs to be clearly visible and accessible. Check with your states ...

Answered: 05 Apr 2010
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Sally...
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Hi, Oh dear, that certainly does pose a challenge for you (although I would see that as a wonderful excuse never to do dishes!!!). Since your s...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi Stacey, Thanks for raising this issue. Very young babies think that if they cannot see something, it no longer exists. As babies start getti...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi, thanks for your email. Please read the response for the previous question or go to my parenting website www.parentsonline.com.au for further...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi Sally, I appreciate your email. It sounds like you have a strong and determined young daughter who is trying to gain your attention. It is i...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Hi Hiria, Thanks for your email. Your daughter sounds like a high-spirited and determined young lady which is a terrific quality, but can be cha...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi, Hi. Thanks for your email. Tantrums are often stressful for parents to deal with, but are a necessary time for toddlers to explore various ...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi, Thanks for contacting me. It sounds like you have had a difficult time over the past few years. It is difficult losing a child, and it is h...

Answered: 15 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi, It doesn’t sound like a problem, as long as he is not hurting himself or likely to break anything. He may be bored, he may like the so...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi, Thanks for sending this email. Raising a child is an incredibly challenging but rewarding thing to do. It is made even harder when we have ...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi, As parents we are constantly worrying about our child not getting enough to eat. I remember force-feeding my first child because she hardly ...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi, It is such a wonderful time when there is a new addition in the family, but it can also be a confusing time. It is hard for our first-borns ...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi Rebecca, I know just how you feel! One of my babies used to bite me and she would even smile while doing it! The first thing I recommend is ...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Hi, One of the difficult things for a young child to do is to express how they feel. He may not have the language to say how angry or frustrated...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi Mel, Thanks for contacting me. It must be a difficult time for all of you. Since there does not appear to be any physical reason for the cry...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi Victoria, It sounds like your son has had a bit of a fright with all the noise and excitement at the train station. As parents, none of us ar...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi, It is wonderful that your child loves you so much and feels safe with you, but it sounds like you feel it is a bit excessive at the moment. ...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi, It is such a wonderful time when there is a new addition in the family, but it can also be a confusing time. It is hard for our first-borns ...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi, Thanks for contacting me. You mentioned that your daughter has been dry at school for a few days – was she previously toilet trained? ...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi You will probably hear conflicting advice over this issue. If the dummy has only recently been taken away, you may consider giving it back. ...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi, It is important to take your son to the doctor and see if there is an underlying medical condition that needs to be addressed. Your doctor ...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi Klare, It can be frustrating as a parent to hear our beloved children constantly whining and crying. She sounds like a sensitive and caring ...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi Christine & Joseph, It is difficult in families to cope if we are not getting enough sleep, but it sounds like your older daughter is often ab...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi Kathryn, If you are really worried about his constant wetting, the first thing I would advise is to take him to the doctor to eliminate any me...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi Rachel, Thanks for contacting me. It sounds like you have two wonderful and energetic children! It is heartening to hear that others find th...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007