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Doctor insights on: Activity Objectives To Toddler Lesson Plans

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Can physical activity @ warm weather raise a temp to a fever level if a toddler plays outside when hot, & if it goes back to normal once calmed down?

Can physical activity @ warm weather raise a temp to a fever level if a toddler plays outside when hot, & if it goes back to normal once calmed down?

Yes- warning sign: Being active outside on a hot day can raise body temperature so much that it can cause heat stroke, a very serious condition. Stay well-hydrated with water and avoid prolonged exertion outside on hot days. See http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/heat_exhaustion_and_heat_stroke/page10_em. Htm#heat_exhaustion_and_heat_stroke_prevention. ...Read more

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What ages is toddler?

What ages is toddler?

Toddler: Toddler refers to learning to walk, typically it is between 12 months and 36 mo. ...Read more

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Toddler falls when to worry?

Toddler falls when to worry?

Toddler falls often: Toddlers often run without fear or thought and fall. I would worry if yours falls when walking normally, or with an abnormal stance when running or appears to be unsteady when standing. I would not worry if the falls are associated with running without fear and then tripping by chance. If worried, have your doc check the legs and running in the docs office. ...Read more

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When can my toddler use a fork?

When can my toddler use a fork?

12-18 months: Most kids can start around a year old and then just need plenty of practice. ...Read more

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When can my toddler use a spoon?

When can my toddler use a spoon?

9-18 months: From your spoon to her spoon: You can help your baby extend her interest in spoon foods while she is learning finger foods by 1) giving her a small spoon of her own; 2) Alternating bites (she feeds herself and then a separate spoon you are holding; 3) Putting some food on the spoon for her - so she can get to the good part fast. Learning a spoon may take months, but looking back it will seem quick. ...Read more

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Best response when my toddler bites?

Best response when my toddler bites?

Biting toddler: Your first response may be "ouch". Then patience and firmly respond to your toddler by saying - "No, we do not bite ". Make sure you remove him /her from the situation if they are frustrated and explain in few words that biting hurts others. ...Read more

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How can I get my toddler to eat more?

How can I get my toddler to eat more?

Provide food: As a parent this is really hard to do. Your job as a parent is to provide the food options and meals. It is the baby's decision what they are going to eat! The best way to get a toddler to eat veggies is to emphatically eat them yourself! Toddlers really don't gain much weight compared to babies, either, so it is normal for them to not eat much. His growth curve will let you know if he's on track ...Read more

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Why does my toddler always say, "no"?

Why does my toddler always say, "no"?

Toddler speak: This is how toddlers communicate. First, no is a simple and meaningful word that is often picked up early. Second, it holds great power because it often earns a big response from caretakers and thus gets repeated a lot. ...Read more

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Can my cat make my toddler sick? How?

Can my cat make my toddler sick? How?

Perhaps: Zoonoses are infections spread from animals to people from contact with feces, from bites or scratches or allergy as examples. There are however many positives of having pets. ...Read more

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Why does my toddler have diarea daily?

Why does my toddler have diarea daily?

Diarrhea cause?: There could be a variety of reasons, but without more information one can only assume that he viral gastroenteritis this time of year. In everyday language he has stomach flu probably caused by a roto virus. ...Read more

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Why does my toddler keep getting sick?

Why does my toddler keep getting sick?

Hard to say: Many studies show that the average kid has 5-7 respiratory illnesses/yr to age 5 and 2-3 diarrhea illnesses in the same period. Whether or not your kid is rather normal in incidence, or more, can best be sorted out by your kids doc. Kid behaviors include constant mouthing of fingers when they are not touching everything and contaminating them with germs. ...Read more

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Why does my toddler always say, "mine? "

Self definition: Many children when they first develop a strong sense of their own identity will identify things they like as "mine" with emphasis. This can go on for some months but eventually will disappear and they better distinguish what is truly theirs from other things in their environment. ...Read more

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At what stage does a toddler get spoilt?

At what stage does a toddler get spoilt?

Typically-developing: 6-mo.- olds repeat behaviors that elicit positive or negative attention from their parents, so getting angry at them or giving them what they want make any behavior persist. If you consistently give immediate rewards/praise, for behaviors you want & ignore behaviors you don't want, your toddler will not be "spoiled". Learn how to use time-out effectively for 18 mos. & older. See comments below. ...Read more

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How to handle toddler safety at bed time?

How to handle toddler safety at bed time?

Toddler bed: Once a child starts climbing from the crib, injuries from falls can occur. Most toddler beds are age approved for 18 months and up. When introducing the bed, be sure to check the room for things that could be swallowed, tangled in or fallen over/in. A good quality baby gate at the door of the room is a good idea to prevent some of the inevitable wandering that will occur. Good luck!! ...Read more

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How do I get my toddler to eat vegetables?

How do I get my toddler to eat vegetables?

Keep trying: Veggies are an important part of a well balanced diet, so its important toddlers eat them. Keep trying. Let your child be part of the cooking process (even if its just giving them some of the food to feel and taste raw) and let them choose which veggie to have for dinner. Puree veggies into sauces (where their strong flavor is a bit disguised) or try them raw with fun dips (hummus, yogurt, etc). ...Read more

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How much must my husband read to my toddler?

How much must my husband read to my toddler?

Must?: Reading to children is fun and exciting. Reading is one of the best teaching tools we have so read to your child and read often. Never too much. ...Read more

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What things I can teach my toddler 12 months?

Toddler: You can teach him how to use a spoon and drink from a glass, read to him, show him how to stack blocks and work puzzles. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat my toddler's cold?

What's the best way to treat my toddler's cold?

Comfort: An uncomplicated cold is viral and currently there is no medicine cure. Comfort includes keeping well hydrated, a vaporizer, and saline (salt water) nose drops. Over the counter cold remedies are not recommended for young children due to safety concerns. If you have questions, contact your pediatrician. ...Read more

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When should I switch my child to a toddler bed?

When should I switch my child to a toddler bed?

When they climb out: The easy answer is when they learn to climb out of their crib. Some toddlers learn early and some never try and climb out. Once they do, it is safer to have them in a bed low to the floor. That can be a toddler bed or just a low bed with a rail to prevent falls. I always say the longer in the crib, the longer you sleep! ...Read more

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Should I be worried that my toddler trips often?

Depends: Toddlers tend to trip a lot, especially as they are beginning to walk and run. Any uneven surface presents a challenge to them. Tripping at these times is not concerning. However if your child begins to trip more often than usual or during activities that they used to do without trouble see your doctor for an evaluation. Its normal for toddlers to trip, but suddenly regressing is not normal. ...Read more

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What can you put on a toddler that has fleabites?

What can you put on a toddler that has fleabites?

Flea bites: Hydrocortisone does a nice job of controlling the itch but may sting a little. Adding maalox can help take the sting out. Calamine, roule, and even mint toothpaste in a pinch can help a well. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can also help control itch. ...Read more

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How can I keep a hospitalized toddler entertained?

How can I keep a hospitalized toddler entertained?

It depends: It depends on the illness, if your child can get out of bed, and if your child is being isolated due to infection. Many children's hospitals have games and other activities for the kids. If your child is confined to bed for now, books, music, games, and craft projects can help. Talk with the hospital staff as well to find out what might be available- videos, visiting volunteers, etc. ...Read more

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Can I have exterminators over when I have a toddler?

Sure: Full disclosure - let them know you have a toddler and make sure they take appropriate precautions and use proper chemicals and spraying methods. Make sure to pick up all the toddlers toys and put them in closed containers as well as food stuff. Consider having them come over for a walk through and consult first - to be sure what to expect. ...Read more

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What can you use to relieve itchyness for a toddler?

What can you use to relieve itchyness for a toddler?

Topical and oral: Try thick cream or cocoa butter to moisturize.
Oral treatment with Cetirizine 1 tsp in the morning may help as well. ...Read more

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How do I stop my toddler from getting in bed with us?

How do I stop my toddler from getting in bed with us?

Be persistent: The new found freedom of a toddler bed often leads to middle-of-the night visits to your bed. If you persistently return your child to his bed, he will learn to stay in his bed. If you sometimes allow him to sleep with you, he will continue to seek your bed. Deep sleepers unintentionally reinforce co-sleeping, because they fail to awaken. Put a bell on your door, alerting you to visitors. ...Read more

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How to convince my toddler to take his oral medicine?

Mix it in: Mix it in with his milk, or his favorite drink or food that he likes to eat. He won't know the difference. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I make flying with a baby and toddler easier?

How can I make flying with a baby and toddler easier?

Distraction: This age group has a very small attention span. Bring new items to play with and you will probably need to get up and walk the aisles to keep them occupied. Many times all the things around them are a good distraction too. ...Read more