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my 2 year old has a hard time with bm what could be wrong?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Likely constipation: Your child is likely constipated. Try giving some prune juice and see what happens. If no improvement, take your child to the doctor for further evaluation.

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Possibly concerning: When a child is shorter and lighter that his/her peers, this may be normal or it may be a serious condition known as failure to thrive. This depends on several issues including ongoing medical problems, medications, the child's actual age compared with the actual age of the peers, and an evaluation of the child's growth chart from birth to present age. See your family doctor or pediatrician soon.
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What do I do if my 2-year-old breaks a rule?

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Time-out.: If a rule is broken, after a short, clear, and gentle explanation, immediately find a place for your child to sit alone for 3 minutes. It is very important that a "time-out" comes immediately after a rule is broken. Time-outs can serve as an excellent tool to teach a child a rule. Time outs require skill and careful planning. If you use the time-out technique, be sure to read about it first.
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How can I make the car safe for my 2-year-old?

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When should my 2-year-old see a doctor next?

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At age 3.: A check-up at 3 years is recommended. Before starting school your child will need more vaccinations. Bring your child's shot card to all visits.

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