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How to correct a toddler's bedtime behavior while co-sleeping?

How to correct a toddler's bedtime behavior while co-sleeping?

It'd be easier if : you set a consistent bedtime & routine including reading, soothing, brushing his teeth after the last feed. Put him in his own crib drowsy, but awake. If you're tempted to go in when he protests or night wakes, see tips on extinguishing these behaviors at HealthyChildren.org..If he sleeps in your room, both stalling tactics & night-waking will continue as long as you give them any attention. ...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 hes on track ...Read more

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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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