Toddlers

Toddlers are young children, ages 2 to 4. This preschool period of development is characterized by learning to talk and gaining independence from parents.

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Conditions and Diseases
Autism
Symptoms
Toddlers

What are the symptoms of autism for toddlers?

The simplest identifier is they do not turn their head when their name is called. Other normal babies look up from what they are doing when their name is called; autistics don't. When my child was born he would not even open his eyes to look at us. He sucked on his hand and hummed from the moment he was born. As the weeks and months passed he displayed behavior that was different from other children. He never anticipated that food was coming. Typical babies stop crying when you pick them up to feed or change them because they learn that care is coming. My first two anticipated that care was coming. My autistic child did not. When he was a toddler he did not grip when I held him as my first two did. He was dead weight. From the time he very small,as young as four months, he did not like switching from long sleeves to short. He avoided eye contact from the time he was born. Typical children seek eye contact. We felt that he did not need us in any emotional way like our first two did. He was very content with himself except to be fed and changed. He hummed himself to sleep from the time he was a few months old. He never seemed to take information in by observing. Everything we taught him had to be hand over hand. AUTISM is also called "Autism Spectrum" because someone with autism can be highly intelligent and author books on autism, or they can be severely disabled and need total care. And everywhere in between. Some early symptoms can be early speech, then not a word thereafter. Other symptoms include lack of eye contact, lack of affection (hugging them is actually "painful",) "flipping or flapping" their hands or objects, crying and being self abusive, obsessed with certain objects or activities, repetitive behaviors, not meeting "normal" milestones, odd eating rituals (will eat only 3-4 food items) and many other behaviors. There is no magic cure. Do some research, love your child and work to have them achieve what "professionals" say they will never do. On a recent course I learnt that a severally autistic child lives completely in their own world. they are usually unaware of their surroundings and people are just objects. They learn to 'use' people to get what ever it is they need but they do not usually form any type of bond. There is little eye contact and they be obsessive with objects. some autistic children can speak, other will not, but as a parent you may be able to teach your own method of communication, so that it is easier for the child to 'communicate' their needs and for you to understand them. An autistic child needs to have a very structured routine. They only feel safe when they know what is coming next. When learning a new routine it may be useful to carry out the same procedure many many times in different rooms as autistic children do not generalise (they dont take what they have learnt to any other place other than the place it was learnt in). establish routines and stick to them. do not introduce new things until complete familiarity has been establised Be patient, improvements will happen, really hope that this helps. I feel that the above answer is very misleading. There are degrees of Autism from mild or high functioning to severe. And yes there is no "magical Cure" but a child can recover. Children with Autism do not make eye contact, but some of them do show emotion and some do develop language. My personal belief is the some children with Austim have been injured by a variety of factors in there environment. For example, with my child it was partly genetics, he was born with a compromised immune system, then he had RSV Virus as an infant, he was given too many antibiotics as a baby for various ear infection to the point where he bled out of his colon and the vacines were the final attack on his system. Basically, like a computer, he crashed and his systems (primarily his brain function and nervous system) just couldn't take any more. My baby was saying some words at 6 months , he was making eye contact and pointing at objects. At 18 months however, the language disappeared as did the eye contact, he was ritualistic and repetative For instance, he loved anything that spun and could sit and spin objects for hours. Ceiling fans facinated him. His twin brother was right on target and so I became frantic when in my heart I new what was going on. I was devasted when I got the diagnosis but determined not to let him stay this way. First he began intense therapy of about 30 hours a week of ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis - this is a miracle worker), Speech and Occupational Therapy. I started to research and read everything I could and found out about special diets such as the gluten free / caesin free diet. This did not work for my son (it doesn't work for every child and its a miracle with some children). I learned about vitamins, probiotics and supplements. I started him on supplements as soon as I could and this was the turning point for my son. Amongst the supplements that I gave him, I purchased this really expensive juice called Mon Avie which has antioxidants and phytonutrients (the original formula) and saw subtle improvement. Then I started him on DMG and Acidophilus and saw some pretty significant change. I am going to try a vitamin supplement now called Super Nuthera from Kirkman Labs (they will happily guide you and answer questions). I also want to start methyl B12 vitamin strips. One thing at a time. Today he is a happy vibrant 3 year old who attends a typical nursery school with some support which we hope will not be needed soon. He talks and has an amazing personality.

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
Toddlers

Are repeated MRSA infections in a toddler serious?

Absolutely. But this is a very vague question. MRSA or methicillin-resistant staphyloccus aureus (MRSA) is indeed serious in and of itself because it is an infection that requires very strong antibiotics and has resistance to the most common, penicillin and its derivatives. However, within this realm of serious infections, there is a large spectrum of illnesses. An uncomplicated cellulitis (skin inifection) is one example of a lesser MRSA infection whereas a case of MRSA septicemia (infection in the blood) is often fatal. Any infection that has strong resistance to commonly used antibiotics is a serious and potentially catastrophic illness, regardless of where the site of infection is. Most often, MRSA is found in repeated infection sites. Hope this helps. Jordan Safirstein, MD www.StopPagingMe.com

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Toddlers

What is the age limit on toddler twin beds?

There is really no age limit on toddler beds besides that toddlers will usually outgrow these beds by the time they get to be 5 years old. The limit is actually based on weight and not on age, a weight limit of about 50 pounds.

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Health
Toddlers

What causes blue lips in a toddler after a nap?

Because toddlers are always on the go, the heart is always at a good pace. Meanwhile whist sleeping most of the body is relaxed and the body grows colder therefore the baby does a poo

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Toddlers

Can a toddler get pregenant?

no a toddler can not get pregnant as you have to have started your periods before you can become pregnant

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Lymphatic System
Toddlers

What causes raised lymphocytes and enlarged lymph nodes in toddlers?

To add-my son is 18 months old, and has had enlarged lymph nodes in his neck since birth. They are so large you can see them from across the room. His doc ordered a CBC and initially it came back with a total WBC count of 12.47 and lymphocyte count of 8.48. He said the WBC should have been around 10 and the lymphocyte around 4. Then a month later his WBC was 16.15 and lymphocyte at 8.08. Now a week later, his WBC is back down to 12.5, but his lymphocyte count raised back to 8.78. The only other thing he said was off was his MCH (mean count hemoglobin??) at 25.3 which was a little low. All his other types of cells are normal, including his other WBC types. At first he said he was concerned with his number of lymphocytes being so high, and now he is saying it might just be an infection that is getting better. Is it normal for your WBC to go down but your lymphocyte number to increase? Everywhere I read about it your lymphocyte number should be within 20-40% of your total WBC count.

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Conditions and Diseases
Allergies
Head, Ears, and Nose
Symptoms
Toddlers

How can you reduce allergy symptoms in a toddler?

First take child to a pediatric allergist. Determining any specific allergens is important in deciding what to do concerning life style, diet and medications that will hopefully lessen symptoms. For instance dust mite allergies -we chose wood floors for most of the house, washing bedding at least once a week, encasing mattresses in mite proof cases (google sources for allergy relief/encasement for mattress/bedding). Washing stuff toys weekly was unrealistic for us instead we tossed them in hot dryer for about 30 minutes. This seemed to kill off the dust mites well enough. We also bought the kids bookcase cabinets with doors so toys, books, etc could be seen and retrieved but not gathering dust when not in use. After a very short time we saw a major improvement - lessening allergy symptoms and use and amount of medications.

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Childcare and Babysitting
Toddlers

How do you babysit a toddler?

As a fellow babysitter, the most important thing is to have fun with the child. Spend time with the child to know what he/she likes. This gives you an advantage and if the child likes you, they will tell their parents. The other thing you have to pay attention to is what the parents say like the child's naptime and what they are and not allowed to play with. If you have fun with the child while obeying the rules, you will be the most loved babysitter in the neighborhood causing more parents to request your service.

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Conditions and Diseases
Toddlers

Can a toddler drinking curdled milk cause illness?

Well, it certainly can and probably will give the child an upset stomach resulting in them vomiting. Typically, it will not cause a permanent illness.

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Beauty
Shoes
Toddlers

Should toddlers wear used shoes?

I think if the used shoes comes from their siblings... and the shoes are in good condition.. then it's okay...

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Health
Medication and Drugs
Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Painkillers
Toddlers

Can you give a toddler Tylenol for cramps caused by constpation?

You would be better off giving the child juice (a little prune juice, apple juice) and water to hydrate their system and so to relieve the issue. Gently rub the child's stomach in a downward motion. You may try taking the child's temperature using a rectal thermometer--gently. Your pediatrician can offer alternatives. Daily, offer the child some fresh fruit--apples do a fine job keeping little ones regular.

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Health
Psychology
Psychosomatic Therapy
Toddlers

Would lack of sleep affect toddler?

Yes - it can make them cranky and cause behavioral problems as well as hinder learning.

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Percocet and Percodan
Toddlers

What should you do if your toddler ate a Percocet?

You need to call poison control immediately, and they will direct you to the nearest emergency room. That powerful of a pain killer can result in serious side effects or even death in a toddler.

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Health
Toddlers

What should you do if your toddler ate string?

Nothing (other than find a new place to keep your string).

"This too shall pass."

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Clothing
Toddlers

What is the smallest size in toddler underwear?

generally speaking 2t/3t is the smallest you can buy. However the actual sizing varies from each manufacturer, so a 2t/3t in one brand can actually be bigger or smaller than a different brand. if your child is especially small for their age, shop around! Brand like Handcraft (makes of popular printed underwear, available from most chain retailers) and brand like babyGAP, tend to be on the smaller size compared to Fruit Of the Loom and Gymboree brands

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The Sims Video Games
The Sims 2
Toddlers

How do you change a toddler or child's face in the Sims 2?

You can't. They are genetically formed based on their parents appearance and features. Once they are born there's no way to change it.

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Fabrics (Cloth Textiles)
Toddlers

What can you make for textiles your of fabric for a toddler?

well i made a silp on suit police style and it is surprisingly easy and took me 3-4 weeks

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The Sims Video Games
The Sims 2
The Sims 3
Toddlers

How do you make a toddler stay a toddler in Sims 2?

Hold down "CTRL, C, and SHIFT" all at the same time and then type aging off. However this will turn everyones aging off.

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Child Health
Toddlers

What causes toddlers toenails to fall off?

I just took my toddler to the doctor because his fingernails were falling off. The doctor didn't think that it was a fungal infection. He has white lines across them. The doctor says that since he was pretty sick with the flu a month and a half ago, that this can disrupt the nail's growth. I was told if they don't look better in a month to bring him back.

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Cars & Vehicles
Toddlers

Are little tikes cars safe for toddlers?

Yes. Little Tikes cars are very safe for toddlers. They undergo specific testing before being sold. Most Little Tikes products actually exceed safety standards set by the US government. Most Little Tikes cars are made here in the US and are also tested and retested for lead.

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The Sims Video Games
Toddlers

How long until your baby sim grows into a toddler?

Three days

Depends when you have your baby at. If you have your baby at say... 7:00 pm, then it you will have to go through the whole next day first before it ages one day. But if you have it at say... 4:00 pm then in two hours it will already be one day old. Then you just wait until the next day and it's birthday will be then. *** If you don't like babies and want them to grow into toddlers faster, I suggest that you get pregnant in the morning, at like 9:00. If you get pregnant at 2:00 pm, then the baby will be born at 6:00 pm, and you'll have to wait another whole day before it even ages one day.

Also you can type in boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true (everything has to be caps that is because it wont work if there not). then you can go to "set to age" and wait like 1 day or an hour or something and it will turn into a toddler
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SIDS
Toddlers

When toddlers die from SIDS do they have marks on their heads?

Toddlers do not die of SIDS. After six months of age, SIDS is extremely rare. The acronym SIDS stands for Sudden INFANT Death Syndrome. Toddlers do not die of SIDS.

Marks anywhere on the body of a dead infant would be cause for a coroners examination and possible inquiry.

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Swimming
Toddlers

What is a safe water temperature for toddlers to swim in?

35°C

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Conditions and Diseases
Laboratory Testing
Blood
Toddlers

What is the normal White Blood Cell Count in a toddler?

around 15000

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Painting and Staining
Toddlers

How do you get spray paint off of a plastic toddler bed?

try paint thinner and an old cloth

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