the wonderful world of toddlers (14)

  • my child is energetic and can be difficult

    If you feel your child is too excitable and has problems concentrating, or you have difficulty monitoring their behaviour, they may be showing signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is estimated that about 1% of children in the UK have ADHD.

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  • toddler bedtime

    By 12 months, most babies will be sleeping for long stretches at a time, and many will be sleeping through the night. If they are not, try to establish a regular routine so your toddler knows when bedtime is approaching.

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  • dealing with your toddler

    Most of us will have become angry at some point in our lives, when we feel like blowing our top. That is the feeling toddlers have when they cannot communicate what they want and how they feel. Here you can find advice on dealing with your toddler tantrums and how to cope and how to prevent them.

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  • managing difficult childhood behaviour

    One of the challenges of being a parent is dealing with difficult behaviour, wherever it is exhibited. Every child displays episodes of behaviour that are challenging to handle and some do this more often than others. There is a huge range of behaviours and some are more difficult to deal with than others.

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  • children & exercise

    You only have to look round in a playground to realise that young children like to be physically active. Given the chance most children will play energetically. Nowadays though, it seems that many children have fewer and fewer opportunities to be physically active.

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  • talking through fears & worries

    A lively imagination is a wonderful thing. But sometimes a child’s imagination can lead to them worrying something bad might happen. Luckily there are things you can do to help your child to cope with their fears.

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  • feeding your toddler

    It's no wonder that your little one sometimes tucks away an amazing amount of food: they've got all that growing to do. But don't be surprised if their appetite is quite variable. Just follow these tips to ensure they get everything they need.

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  • children's party tips

    Celebrating your child turning one year older can provide fun times and laughter for them and their friends, and memories to treasure for you. But there's lots to think about during the planning stage of every birthday bash.

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  • helping children play together

    Young children are often not very good at sharing or co-operating, these are social skills we all learn as we grow up. Children also tend not to worry about what anyone else is feeling. By instinct, they are only interested in making sure that they get their own way.

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  • toilet training

    There is a very broad age spectrum of when children are out of nappies and these days it really doesn't matter if your child is not 'dry' before 3 years. It is up to you and your child to decide when to start toilet-training.

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  • looking after your childrens teeth

    Your child's teeth are forming in their gums even before birth, so good tooth care starts while you are pregnant. Eating a healthy diet during pregnancy, including plenty of dairy foods with calcium and vitamin D, can help the formation of strong teeth and bones in your growing baby.

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  • keeping your baby and toddler safe

    Children under the age of five stand a greater risk of having an accident than any other age group. About half these accidents occur in the home. However, many of these accidents can be avoided by thinking ahead and taking simple safety precautions.

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  • the toddler years

    From the time babies take those first tentative steps they are considered toddlers. They have outgrown the need to be carried and are finding their feet. Between the ages of one and 3 years your child will develop crucial skills that will lay down the foundation for learning and relationships in later life.

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  • understanding your toddler's behaviour

    Around the time of the first birthday, when your child officially becomes a toddler, the behaviour-change can seem baffling. One minute there is laughter, the next there is screaming. Once you understand your toddler's behaviour, you can start to find ways of dealing with those aspects which you find most disruptive.

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