Common Toddler Questions and Answers
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Pink Eye and Day Care
Learn more about pink eye and the complications of this common infection.
Biting at Daycare
Review what you can do to help your toddler stop biting other children in daycare.
Toddler Sleep and Bottle Issues
Review the 'problem' of a toddler who sleeps with his mom and drinks a bottle before bed.
Toddlers, Naps and Sleep
Learn more about toddler sleep issues, including how long they should sleep at night and during daytime naps.
Congestion Triggered by Changes in the Weather
Review why a child may have congestion that is triggered by changes in the weather and if it might be caused by allergies, asthma, or just a cold virus.
A Vomiting Toddler
Review what might cause a toddler to vomit a few times a week for several months.
Gross Toddler Behaviors
How to stop and discourage gross and disturbing toddler behaviors.
Overweight Toddlers and Obesity
Review the risk factors for obesity in a toddler and whether or not a tall toddler is really overweight.
Review possible causes of a chronic cough in a toddler, including infections, allergies, asthma, and reflux.
Infrequent Voiding and Possible Symptoms of Dehydration
Review the problem of a toddler who is only having one wet diaper each day and possible causes, including a voiding dysfunction, potty training problems, dehydration, and constipation.
Risks of Drinking Too Much Milk
Review the risks of a toddler drinking too much milk, including becoming constipated, overweight, underweight, or developing iron deficiency anemia.
When Should You Start Potty Training?
When should you start potty training? Most children are ready to begin potty training once they are 18 months to 3 years old.
Is my daughter constipated?
My daughter only has a bowel movement once or twice a week. Is she constipated?
Lead Poisoning Risks from Lead Paint
In lead poisoning questionnaires, they always list as risk factors for a child having lead poisoning as living or spending a lot of time in a home built before 1950 or if it was built before 1978 and is being remodeled. Why the differences? If I live in a home built before 1978 and it isn't being remodeled, are my kids at risk for lead poisoning?
Do Children's Night Lights Cause Cancer?
Is it okay for my child to go to sleep with a night light? I have heard reports that using a night light can cause cancer or make it more likely that he will grow up and need glasses. Is that true?
Learn more about pica, an eating disorder in which children eat non-food substances, like rocks, paper, and cardboard.
Toddler Bathtime Battles
Parent-to-parent tips: real parents share their tips and advice for dealing with toddlers and bathtime battles.
Toddler Milk and Calcium Requirements
My 14 month old has a milk intolerance. He has been on a soy formula, because he has diarrhea every time that we tried to give him a cow's milk based formula. He also had diarrhea when we recently tried to introduce regular cow's milk. Does he really need to drink milk?