For many parents the side effects of your childs immunisations can be worrying. Here, Dr Carol Cooper explains what to expect after your child’s vaccinations.
What punishments really work for a toddler? Dr Carol Cooper has the answers to disciplining a toddler here
Would you like your toddler to eat more fruit and vegetables? Learn some techniques for encouraging a healthy diet for toddlers.
Struggling to get your toddler to bed? Dr Carol Cooper shares her advice on good sleep toddler routines here.
Is it normal for my three-year old to have nightmares? Find out about nightmares in children from Dr Carol Cooper here.
Is your toddler ready to be potty trained? Watch this short film to find out when and how to potty train a toddler.
Find out how to handle temper tantrums in your toddle by watching this short film.
When should my child start learning to talk? Find answers to common toddler development in this short film.
Is your child dragging out bedtime or waking in the night? Learn how to stamp out sleep problems in pre-schoolers here.
Should I keep my child away from people who are ill? Find out the best way to maintain your childs health here.
Can using a reward chart help my child go to bed nicely? Find out how a reward chart can help you.
Dr Carol Cooper answers whether toddlers should watch television or not.
Good toddler sleep routines should be pleasant and calm. Reading a book is a good way to give cuddles and attention whilst calming your toddler so he is ready for sleep.
If your toddler does not seem tired at the designated bedtime and is refusing to go to bed, then shortening the length of his daytime nap may help. One nap in the afternoon is average for a toddler.
Be calm and quick when seeing to your toddler in the middle of the night. It is common for a toddler, like everyone, to wake up and want a drink. Keeping a beaker of water in reach will mean he is less likely to disturb the rest of the house when he wakes up.
Your toddler has very little concept of time, especially when he first wakes up. It can be hard for him to understand that it is not time to get up when he feels wide awake. Keeping toys and books in his bedroom will give him something to play with until it is time to get up. It may take time for him to realise that he needs to stay quiet and play by himself during this time. Being firm and consistent will help them to understand.
Dr Carol Cooper, General Practitioner
Author of Baby and Child – Your questions answered
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