Expert panel: Toddler

Questions about Toddler

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Mixing the two is not recommended. If she's been drinking cow's milk based formula then grading her over, one bottle a day or every two days and su...

Answered: 06 Apr 2013
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Well, this is a situation of her knowing what she wants but you knowing what she needs. If she's having the dummy through the day and is taking it ...

Answered: 06 Apr 2013
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Perhaps she had a fall or an event where she was hurt or became frightened. In which case continued exposure, reassurance from you and just being c...

Answered: 06 Apr 2013
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This may just be because she has a sensitive stomach and unique to her. She may well mature out of this or, potentially, be a characteristic she re...

Answered: 06 Apr 2013
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You've identified what the problem is and that you want to do something about it. Well done, until this is addressed there's really no moving forwa...

Answered: 06 Apr 2013
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I'm not sure, but I will forward your query onto the NS site management and hopefully you'll be able to join in. Best Jane

Answered: 04 May 2013
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At 16 months of age your toddler is still learning what it means to be a social being and how to share, mix with others and be part of a social gro...

Answered: 14 Mar 2013
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You really do seem to have had a hard time of this, and I'm wondering if your boy has now developed a quite well entrenched habit of displaying the...

Answered: 14 Mar 2013
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Hi, Although you probably feel your experience is unique, this is a situation many parents and pre-schoolers go through. Whether it is due to habit...

Answered: 14 Mar 2013
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Sleep changes are normal; developmental stages, teething, starting at child care, moving house... the list is endless for what is the intial cataly...

Answered: 23 Feb 2013
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No, really all you can do is provide her with the food and adequate opportunity to eat, the rest is up to her. Make sure she's hungry and not full ...

Answered: 23 Feb 2013
Avatar Linda...
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Night time dryness is very much influenced by genetics, if you or your family or her dad and his family experienced a bit of a delay in being dry a...

Answered: 16 Feb 2013
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I think you need to go back to the dietician and have her assessed again. It does sound like you are concerned and her weight is below the 3rd pere...

Answered: 12 Feb 2013
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You need to have her checked by your GP. She may have a vaginal mucous dischare which is not uncommon in little girls, as is a slight vaginal bleed...

Answered: 26 Jan 2013
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If they are smelly, offensive, liquid motions then perhaps she has a bacterial or viral infection. If she has an elevated temperature or is vomitin...

Answered: 26 Jan 2013
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This is a reasonably common issue, she's not being naughty or defiant but just displaying pretty normal three year old behaviour. Some kids are ge...

Answered: 26 Jan 2013
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He's a little young to be honest, but one of the (major) markers for speech therapy assessment is if the parents are worried. YOu could chat with y...

Answered: 26 Jan 2013
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I'd be checking the expiry on the mince (though I appreciate you probably already did this) and avoiding giving it to her again. There's different ...

Answered: 26 Jan 2013
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You can't really, but perhaps this has become and attention seeking behaviour and she's using it as a way of gaining some lovely attention and in s...

Answered: 20 Jan 2013
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This is not an issue I'm familiar with, I think it would depend on the individual child, the reasons why they were premature in the first place and...

Answered: 20 Jan 2013
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I think do what works for you currently, if the underpants seem to be interuppting her association with going to the toilet it makes sense to me th...

Answered: 20 Jan 2013
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Have you asked your partner for help? Toddler behaviour management is very dependent on parents being consistent and calm and also working collabor...

Answered: 12 Jan 2013
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I completely understand where you're coming from, on one hand it's brilliant that their relationship is so close but on the other, you're all payin...

Answered: 12 Jan 2013
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At 27 months and in such an early stage of toilet training, some regression is completely normal. It can takes weeks before toddlers get the hang o...

Answered: 12 Jan 2013
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Not really, at less than two years she's really doing very well and to aim for more at this age and stage may be a little unrealistic. This probabl...

Answered: 12 Jan 2013
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You'll probably find that with time the brown discolouration fades without having to do anything active yourself. Children have such sensitive ski...

Answered: 05 Jan 2013