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Your Toddler's Growth and Development

January 09 toddler! Lock

OMG Leila... going for a third! Wow! I had to read that a few times, I'm in shock! Hope it goes w...

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hi Jayne - best of luck with Isaac. I hope you get a lucky break soon. You are such a strong person XX Leila - glad you AF arrive...

mustangsally

13mths and not walking yet?? Lock

My 13mth old isn't walking yet!! He isn't standing either.. my 2 other children were walking by t...

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My 13mth old isn't walking yet!! He isn't standing either.. my 2 other children were walking by thier 1st birthday but little hayde...

msmumma

nearly 2 and nearly bald!! Lock

My DD is 2 in Jan and still her hair is just prob 2-3cms in the longest area on top.. she had a...

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hey all thanks for your replies, i feel better knowing my DD isnt alone in being bald lol im sure it will come eventually? or mayb...

-Princess-

How much does your 2yo talk? Lock

Hey all, I am just wondering how much your 2yo talks words/sentences etc. My DS has just turned...

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I'm in the same situation as you, my DS is almost 23 months and only says 'mum' 'car' and 'ta' but he understands whatever you ask o...

Question about development Lock

DD2 surprised the living daylights out of me this morning by counting to six. She has an enormo...

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Ohh a year and a half ago now!! I know she loved learning about shapes and colours so books are great and those shape-o things they...

mum of 5 blessings /3 are angels

please help Lock

my two step kids 4yrs & 3yrs keeping fighting over littlest things like both has cars to play wit...

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Seperate them. Get them set up in two different rooms where they can't see each other. They will miss each other soon and then you e...

childs speech Lock

i am guessing it must be kinda normal. DD did it at a similar age and got over it and now DD 2 is...

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it's even more frustrating when you know what they are trying to say and you finish their sentence for them and they get cranky at ...

Nicky_CZJ

My 4.5 yr old cant count to 10 Lock

My DS1 is 4.5 and goes to Kindy 2 days a week, he was born in May so one of the youngest in his c...

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I cant really add to the above advise except to say dont force it on him, if the stress of counting is making him stutter and shake ...

reneeb75

Jealous and clingy at both home and daycare Lock

Hi - my 15 month old daughter is very clingy and rarely plays independently. She is OK as long a...

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I found that my daughter was like that to but all I done was reassured her and gave her lots of cuddles as she got older she became ...

rck

How do i discipline my 19 month old??? Lock

Hi. I have a 19 month old son and a 3 week old baby and my son has started playing up big time. ...

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Thank you all so much for the advice. I managed to spend some time alone with him today (only about half hour) but he played beauti...

Nathan L

Early Childhood Education Survey (into win $50 ToyWorld Giftcard) Lock

Dear Mums and Dads, I've got a 3 year old daughter who's currently going to a pre-school after o...

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Dear Mum and Dad, Thank you very much for your participation for the survey, we really appreciate your help. There is still a coupl...

mummyfor2

disiplining a nearly 4 yr old Lock

Hi this has probably been discussed before but i cant find anything that helps so im hoping some...

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Actually we do that and it can work for us sometimes. if she is misbehaving I usually warn her stop by time i count to three or i'...

Can someone point me in the right direction please? Lock

There has always been something a little bit 'different' about DS, like his brain works in overdr...

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My eldest son is 2.5 years old and I've run out of ideas with him since before he turned 2 years. Since about 10 months old he show...

Childhood Seizures Lock

I used to pass out as a kid, and we didn't really think much of it (doctors weren't that helpful ...

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Wow, I'm sorry to hear that, I can't imagine what that would be like its hard enough with one especially when it happens out of the...

will.i.em

Bed Rail and Clumsy Toddler Lock

OK, DS has been in his "big boy bed" since February this year, just after his second birthday. I...

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OK, so I KNOW I am tempting fate now....................3 nights and 2 days without a fallout! We put a foam playmat under and next ...

Sue & Bj

23 Months and Diagnosed with Autism, Need Help please and can they be wrong ? Lock

We have a 23 month old son who has just been diagnosed with autism. He was born at 32 weeks, so 7...

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I totally disagree with 'do not google it'. I googled it when my son was diagnosed and got a wealth of information...much more than ...

tash07

Head banging and hitting!! Lock

Hopefully someone can help or share some light on my 14 month old's habits of head banging and hi...

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DS has just turned 19 months and has been doing this for the last couple of months. He will hit the side of his head with his fist a...

Joshua Thomas's mummy

advanced 16 month old???? Lock

My 16 month old boy reconigises letters of the alphabet, if I say point to the J he will. He reco...

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Thats unreal - great work! He is very bright! I agree with the making sounds (noted in reply above). I play a "game" with my DD ...

Always throwing his toys!!!!!!!! Lock

Hi, Just wondering if any other toddlers out there throw their toys around the room more than pl...

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my ds did this and started throwing them at me and his baby brother thinking it was agme at my wits end i told him they were going t...

wanting to walk?? Lock

Well DD is nearly 9 months old now and not crawling and by the looks of it has no intention to. ...

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OL yea its cute, Mia use to do that and rock backwards and forwards all time hehe she not far off moving tehn hun,its great once th...

Amy00

Miss Tantrum Queen Lock

I have a 16 month old who at the moment seems to be "testing" me. Example, she'll walk over to th...

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I have a 16 month old who at the moment seems to be "testing" me. Example, she'll walk over to the TV and start watching it, I'll t...

Sittin here in tears... Lock

Hi everyone, I'm so upset I have to get this out... DS1 who is nearly two has always been a dif...

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Hi Fiona Sorry you're going through a rough time with your son. Firstly the advice that people have given is great, additives can ...

speech, how do you Lock

DD1 is almost 3 1/2 years old, she can say every word you can think of and says them all really w...

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Heya, I just had a thought while reading this. Apart from the fact a lot of children struggle with certain words until one day they...

Imaginary Friends? Lock

My son turned 3 back in June and just the past week has started having bad dreams and has imagina...

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my daughter has had imaginary friends since she was able to talk.. we've been absolutely fascinated by it! And like PP's, it can ran...

LucyLoo11

22month old, how many teeth? Lock

My little man has only got a few teeth, 5 on top and 2 lonely ones on the bottom. His bottom teet...

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My little man has only got a few teeth, 5 on top and 2 lonely ones on the bottom. His bottom teeth have been through for a few mont...

~two*s_enough~

Just want to put this out there... Lock

I hate the age 3 'stage'! All this developmental stage seems to encompass is tantrums, defiance, ...

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I hate the age 3 'stage'! All this developmental stage seems to encompass is tantrums, defiance, arguing, aggressive behaviour and ...

1yr girl does not like other children in her space Lock

Hi It's just her personality, both my kids were like that. DD (28 months) is still like that. She...

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Hi There My dd is one and does not like it when another baby sits to close she will push the other child away. She likes to sit on ...

Bedtime tantrums Lock

DD has started these horrible bedtime tantrums, they have been going for 3 or 4 days in a row now...

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Thanks everyone. I'm going to try and give her more warning of bedtime like someone suggested. I hope this is just a stage, I can't ...

^Mumto2Ts^

discipline question Lock

i am after some examples of how you would discipline your 15month old if she were doing some of t...

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Definately agree with MumtoRONJAM with keeping it simple. We used the middle of our living area for time out and both my kids respo...

Hearing test and occuptional therapy. Lock

DD sees the speech therapist wednesday after a 4 month wait. I only just remembered they would li...

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Hi there, I am an OT so may be able to let you know a little bit about our purpose. But I have not worked in paeds before so will ...

NightMonkey_DayMonkey

Street angel, home devil Lock

Arrggghh I am really getting sick and tired of my two year olds behaviour. It is mainly at home t...

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sounds like an attention thing to me, maybe try and keep him away from bub and any time he does hit or throw furniture/toys around p...

How do I get a 2.5yo to listen.......... Lock

And if 1 person mentions 1 2 3 magic I will put the 1 2 3 magic book somewhere not so magic!!! T...

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My 2.5DD is exactly the same. Counts with me on the 1,2,3, but keeps going until she gets to 10! Won't sit for dinner and have res...

Toddler constantly scratching...... Lock

Our DS is 15 months old and he is always constantly scratching us non-stop. Does anyones else's c...

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I dont think so, he just does it all the time non-stop he thinks its funny and normal to do. He also has Autism so maybe it has som...

Samntink2010

TEETHING Lock

my little man is 16 mths and he has three teeth coming ina once any ideas for hints to ease his p...

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You can use Panadol and Nurofen together. I found Nurofen worked better for my DD with teething. Also Hylands Teething Tablets are ...

ADAD13

Upcoming ‘Introduction to Active Movement’ Workshops – Balclutha & Waitaki regions Lock

These free Active Movement workshops are fantastic opportunities for teachers, educators, and par...

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mummy Nat

Bully at one!!!!! Lock

Hi i just need to vent and maybe get some info. I took my 1yr old daughter to Kindy Gym this morn...

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I agree - your child is NOT a bully! Some women annoy me no end! IMO your child has indicated that she is unhappy and her child has ...

mirasol1

daycare for toddler Lock

Hi! I recently put my 2 year old son to daycare. It's now the second week, he wont eat for have ...

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You might need to have a chat with the carers. You would be surprised how many great ideas they have as they have usually seen it all!

Renee-84

Toddlers & hitting animals Lock

Hi everyone, I have a 23mth old daughter who hits animals. this usually occurs when the animal (...

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Is she really hitting them or just patting them? I ask this because my DS who is 18 mths tries to pat our dogs but to someone else i...

treylace2

Controlled Crying - Have you successfully tried it? Lock

My 17 month old is a nightmare at night time now. She hasnt always been this way. Up until abou...

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I have used controlled crying on my youngest at 4months and again at around 16months (after being sick and getting out of routine). ...

Jaz mummy

4 year old telling fibs.. Lock

It is driving me mental... DD1 is looking me in the eye and straight out telling fibs. Nothing bi...

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"The boy who cried wolf". Use that story to talk about how when people lie it makes it harder for people to believe them when they ...