Expert panel: Toddler

Questions about Toddler

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It can be really difficult to know what the right course of action is when toddlers behave like this. On one hand we understand that they are too l...

Answered: 22 Nov 2013
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If she'll only go to sleep after she's given a bottle of milk then it sounds like she's got a sleep/settling dependency on the bottle. Until you st...

Answered: 22 Nov 2013
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If you are concerned about her then yes, a second/third opinion may be beneficial, you are quite within your rights to request this. X-Ray results ...

Answered: 15 Nov 2013
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The only person who can answer your query with an objective, evidence and science based opinion is the surgeon or a healthcare professional similar...

Answered: 15 Nov 2013
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The only person who can say is you. I know that isn't the answer you were probably seeking but we do know that the number 1 reason why parents gene...

Answered: 15 Nov 2013
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This can be and often is just a normal age and stage of development. Sometimes it's started when there is a change in the child's environment or th...

Answered: 15 Nov 2013
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I'm afraid that I cannot answer your query. But it does sound like your little one and you as well have had a very rocky and stressful time. His me...

Answered: 09 Nov 2013
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Hi thanks for getting in touch. We take babies health and safety very seriously. All the materials used in Huggies Nappies across the world undergo...

Answered: 09 Nov 2013
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You can't really, but it may be itching which is why he's drawn to picking at it. You may find that once the scab has come off he's not picking at ...

Answered: 04 Nov 2013
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It sounds like your toddler is having what is known as breath holding spells which in toddlers is relatively common. Around 1 in 20 healthy childr...

Answered: 04 Nov 2013
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Your email cut out before you'd completed your query, but I do get the general idea of your question. As long as there is nothing clear cut in her ...

Answered: 27 Oct 2013
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Hi, Your question is a reasonably common one as fear and anxiety can start to feature in this toddler age group. As fantasy looms so large in a chi...

Answered: 27 Oct 2013
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Hi, Have you trialled DryNites ? These are available in larger sizes for kids from 17kg to 57kg. If...

Answered: 06 Oct 2013
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Head banging can be a behavioural issue and an external sign of frustration and anger. In the vast majority of children it passes as an age and sta...

Answered: 06 Oct 2013
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Some kids just need more persuasion to be more independent and find their own comfort level when it comes to making decisions for themselves. If he...

Answered: 28 Sep 2013
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Most toddlers of this age respond most of the time to their name being called. It really depends on whether they are distracted by something else, ...

Answered: 28 Sep 2013
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Well, by being concerned and wanting to do what you can to reassure her, that's the first step. If there has been any change to her daily routine t...

Answered: 28 Sep 2013
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Perhaps you need to bypass him using the potty at all, and introduce him to using the toilet. You seem to be at a stalling point with him and the p...

Answered: 12 Sep 2013
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Yes, you are not alone in this situation and countless mums have felt and will feel the same way. Getting out of the house should be such a simple ...

Answered: 12 Sep 2013
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Perhaps it's not hay fever which is causing her coughing. Generally an elevated temperature is a sign of an infection, not hay fever. If you are n...

Answered: 14 Sep 2013
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A check up with your GP would be useful, just to rule out any underlying medical causes for her wetting. Then a change of management on your behalf...

Answered: 14 Sep 2013
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I understand that you must feel sad about this but honestly, at 2.5 years old he's not really aware of what he's saying and the potential impact of...

Answered: 14 Sep 2013
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The only person who can really help is the paediatric gastroenterologist. Perhaps you could ring the clinic and ask to be placed on a cancellation ...

Answered: 14 Sep 2013
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There's no specific volume of water recommended for different childhood ages and stages. But there are some valuable signs which parents can be awa...

Answered: 31 Aug 2013
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For as long as you are prepared to lie down with him so he can sleep with and near you, he won't learn what's involved in going off to sleep on his...

Answered: 31 Aug 2013
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Perhaps it is time for him to go into his own bed now and sleep there. You've obviously done a great job with him in terms of building on his emoti...

Answered: 31 Aug 2013
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If you've no other reason to be concerned about his gross motor development then I would think he should be ok. By three years of age the "red flag...

Answered: 31 Aug 2013
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It could be that at the present time he's still too young and his brain too immature to continue along the toilet training path. He's trying to tel...

Answered: 17 Aug 2013
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Without being able to see him I can't honestly say. But it sounds to me as if you're concerned and when parents are worried about some aspect/s of ...

Answered: 11 Aug 2013