Expert panel: Toddler

Questions about Toddler

Avatar tango...
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I appreciate it's been some days since your email but it's very important that you have your toddler checked again by your GP and/or the local hosp...

Answered: 05 Jan 2013
Avatar cianantz
Jane ...
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You just continue to ignore him, don't give him any attention when he says it so he doesn't learn there's a pay off by saying it. Fill in the other...

Answered: 24 Dec 2012
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Jane ...
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Keep up with brushing her teeth, it's always worth it and honestly, most two year olds protest about it. They don't and can't know how important it...

Answered: 24 Dec 2012
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Jane ...
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You do sound concerned and this in itself warrants a health check. You say you've moved interstate but every state/territory in Australia has mater...

Answered: 24 Dec 2012
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I think it would be worthwhile for you to take her to a doctor and perhaps have her iron levels checked. If she isn't eating well and you are worri...

Answered: 15 Dec 2012
Avatar Anna_K_M
Jane ...
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There is little you can do. She is self soothing by doing these things and until she is older and is able, in her own little mind to link her behav...

Answered: 09 Dec 2012
Avatar Jeaney
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It may be worthwhile having her developmentally assessed, more for your own reassurance I'd say without knowing more about your individual situatio...

Answered: 09 Dec 2012
Avatar Allie...
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If you are concerned then this is valid and it is worthwhile having him checked, starting with a hearing test and an overall developmental assessme...

Answered: 15 Dec 2012
Avatar sethbaby
Jane ...
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By the age of four years ( so bear in mind he's still got 6 months to develop these skills), children need o demonsrae a willngenss to play coopera...

Answered: 09 Dec 2012
Avatar DLAB1B
Jane ...
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Perhaps, but honestly, we often don't know why toddlers behave in this way. For all the examinations and reflections we parents do in terms of look...

Answered: 24 Nov 2012
Avatar Scaryslf
Jane ...
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Well, YOu can't predict she'll hurt herself, though as a mother I well understand your worry, but transitioning to a bed from a cot is a normal de...

Answered: 24 Nov 2012
Avatar Dtrosies
Jane ...
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It's hard to say with any certainty why he could be doing this. Toddlers can certainly go through phases of "toddler diarrhoea", and this can be du...

Answered: 28 Nov 2012
Avatar renee...
Jane ...
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It's important that you get specific paediatric or dietician advice before you put him on an exclusion diet. If you suspect he has coeliac disease ...

Answered: 18 Nov 2012
Avatar mom o...
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What a sweet little boy you have, this is nothing to be worried about. At 13 months he's still got lots to learn about social boundaries and what's...

Answered: 24 Nov 2012
Avatar BiNdI86
Jane ...
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If he's filling up on breast milk overnight I'm guessing his appetite for solid food the next day is compromised? This can make it difficult becaus...

Answered: 18 Nov 2012
Avatar Rvanwely
Jane ...
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Not really, it's probably just an age and stage problem which you both need to work through. Make sure you have plenty of toys to distract her, per...

Answered: 18 Nov 2012
Avatar naez@...
Jane ...
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I'm not sure if there is a progressive change to their hearing or if it stays the same. Are you having him regularly assessed by an audiologist an...

Answered: 18 Nov 2012
Avatar Shant...
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Hi, I cannot give you medical advice, but if you can't get a doctors appt for 4 weeks, then you need to take her to your local children's hosptial ...

Answered: 11 Nov 2012
Avatar Member
Jane ...
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At 20 months, it's still reasonable he's in a cot, closer to 2 years is when toddlers generally can transition to a bed. To be honest he's unlikely...

Answered: 11 Nov 2012
Avatar Laure...
Jane ...
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He's a bright little fellow by the sounds of it, and well tuned into your responses. But you're right when you say you can't ignore this behaviour,...

Answered: 15 Dec 2012
Avatar Sales...
Jane ...
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From around three years some kids know their colours, especially the primary ones such as red, blue and yellow. But boys tend to be a bit slower th...

Answered: 11 Nov 2012
Avatar wendy...
Jane ...
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He may have just found his voice and with time, he'll settle down. One thing to be mindful of though, is to be sure his hearing is alright, one of ...

Answered: 05 Nov 2012
Avatar Milli...
Jane ...
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Hi, At eighteen months of age, he needs to stop all his bottles and drink from a cup.Whether you do this gradually or "cold turkey" is honestly you...

Answered: 05 Nov 2012
Avatar Milli...
Jane ...
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NO doubt his speech delays have been impacted by his hearing issues. Have you sought a referral for speech therapy assessment? He is still very you...

Answered: 11 Nov 2012
Avatar Trish...
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Going back to nappies is not ideal, and honestly, moving forwards is the best tack to take. There are normally regressions when it comes to toilet ...

Answered: 05 Nov 2012
Avatar Steve...
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You could forget about it for a week or two and then see if the novelty of using the potty comes back. Some kids just genuinely seem to get bored w...

Answered: 28 Oct 2012
Avatar Jessd...
Jane ...
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You need to have him assessed by your GP and perhaps request a referral to an opthamologist, preferably one who specialises in children. Your boy m...

Answered: 28 Oct 2012
Avatar AM6FBF
Jane ...
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It's important to be sure he has worms. Seeing them in his poos, his underwear or crawling out and around his anus (probably when he's asleep at ni...

Answered: 14 Oct 2012