Expert panel: Toddler

Questions about Toddler

Avatar Possum71
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Hi, Although you may feel alone in this I can honestly tell you that this is such a common issue with toddlers. Ollie thinks he knows what he wants...

Answered: 11 Apr 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, This is a common transitioning behaviour. With practice and reinforcement she will learn what she needs to do. For 2.5 years she's had a nappy...

Answered: 11 Apr 2014
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Hi Angela, What a stressful time you've both had. Todddlers who have experienced pain with pooing learn very quickly that it hurts and can then try...

Answered: 10 Apr 2014
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Hi, If his step brother does not live in the same house with you and there is a "novelty" factor when they are together then your 3.5 year olds beh...

Answered: 10 Apr 2014
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Your email query stopped before it was complete. But I think what you're saying is that she has regressed in the last week and you are wondering wh...

Answered: 30 Mar 2014
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It's not essential for him to eat bread, some kids just don't like the look of it or the texture in their mouth. I guess you're tried all sorts of ...

Answered: 30 Mar 2014
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Hi, It may be worthwhile thinking about your own behaviour when settling him, do you give him lots of reassurance or does he sleep with you? Does h...

Answered: 30 Mar 2014
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Hi, This is a really good question and believe it or not, most toddlers hate having their teeth brushed. Do check the Huggies E-Book for some compr...

Answered: 30 Mar 2014
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Hi, I think it would be useful for you to take your toddler to your GP and give them a thorough history of his bowel habits and diet. There is a co...

Answered: 30 Mar 2014
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Hi, It is not advisable to give babies health supplements of any sort unless they are prescribed by a doctor. You don't describe in your email why ...

Answered: 30 Mar 2014
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I've never heard of eucalyptus oil facilitating hair growth, and in fact, other than medication which is sometimes prescribed for men with prematur...

Answered: 02 Mar 2014
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What she wants and what is practical may be two entirely different things. When she is deeply asleep and her brain unable to register she needs to ...

Answered: 23 Feb 2014
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Jane ...
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Not necessarily, you're aware and that's a major part of ensuring he's having enough stimulus to want to start talking and communicate more clearly...

Answered: 07 Feb 2014
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It sounds like you're starting off on the right track by trying to understand things from her perspective. She's four and you are the adults so tha...

Answered: 01 Feb 2014
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This is not uncommon. Perhaps she's still developing the muscle control to hold on until she's actually in the toilet. For some kids this takes lon...

Answered: 01 Feb 2014
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As long as you are sure that he's well - and it may be a good idea to have him checked over by your GP, then you could probably assume this is beha...

Answered: 01 Feb 2014
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Some kids just do seem to have a hypersensitive cough reflex and do this. And I've known of adults who experience the same thing but who've learned...

Answered: 27 Jan 2014
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He's probably too little and his brain not yet ready to comprehend at 20 months. It really is very young and although he probably seems ready and i...

Answered: 27 Jan 2014
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It's unlikely unless she's ingested alot. As long as it was children's toothpaste and therefore the fluoride was at a safe level and she's not doin...

Answered: 27 Jan 2014
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Some children are just more noise sensitive than others and seem to react particularly to noises of a higher pitch and intensity. Handling this in ...

Answered: 18 Jan 2014
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You cannot physically make her stop and she may well have learned that this is a great way of getting your attention. Because she's so little she c...

Answered: 18 Jan 2014
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At 14 months of age she is way too young to be toilet trained. She won't have the mental cognition or development to understand what's involved in ...

Answered: 28 Dec 2013
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He could have learned that this gets a reaction from you and the other adults around. In which case the best thing to do is ignore him and just act...

Answered: 01 Feb 2014
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Toddlers can be very different even from their siblings and although we try to look for a cause for their behaviour most times it's simply due to t...

Answered: 16 Dec 2013
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Hi, I have checked out the Huggies US site and yes, they do have an equivalent product https://www.huggies.com/en-US/products but it goes under a d...

Answered: 16 Dec 2013
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You are probably doing exactly what you need to do; offering her reassurance, being close and with her and showing concern. The house move may have...

Answered: 07 Dec 2013
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Perhaps it's not so much separation anxiety as her learning how to rely on your presence to go to sleep and then when she wakes she needs you to be...

Answered: 16 Dec 2013
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I cannot say, but if you are worried about his behaviour then perhaps a growth and development assessment as well as a hearing and language assessm...

Answered: 30 Nov 2013
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Jane ...
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It certainly sounds like you are doing what you can, you don't want to "hot house" her so as long as you provide her with the stimulation and suppo...

Answered: 30 Nov 2013