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Milestones: Toilet Training

Most toddlers are able to learn to control their bowels by 18 to 24 months and their bladder by 24 to 30 months. Night bladder control varies, but most children are dry at night by 36 months. Toilet teaching earlier than 36 months not only pressures the child but is unsuccessful...

Screaming

mother (and father) Despite our best intentions, most of us find its pretty hard to measure up to the standards that we set for ourselves on the discipline front. The result? Truckloads and truckloads of mother (or father) guilt. Heres how to cope with parenthoods most abundant yet useless emotion: Problem:...

Healthy Foods for Growing Children: Feeding Your Toddler

During your baby's first year, she grew quickly, probably tripling her weight in one year. She enjoyed trying new foods and learning to feed herself. Then, quite suddenly, her growth rate will slow down and she will not be so hungry. She may develop strong likes and dislikes or...

How to Manage A Fever

A fever, itself, is not harmful. What counts is the cause. You don't have to give your child anything for the fever just because it is there. A sick child's fever is usually highest from about 6 in the evening till 3 in the morning. If the fever is gone...

How To Tell If Your Child Is Sick

1 They must be able to tolerate a wide range of chemical substances in the environment - and some children develop an allergy. This primarily depends on the child's genes because allergies run in the family. 2 They are at risk for an infection when they become exposed to bacteria...

First Aid

Extracts from the ChildSafe Program of The Canadian Red Cross Society. Children are curious - and this curiosity often leads to injury. Parents can help protect their child by creating a safe environment. They can teach their children to take responsibility for themselves so that a child develops his or...

A Safe Environment For Your Toddler: In and Around The Home

Adapted from the Nobody's Perfect Program by HEALTH CANADA Two to Four Years Your child is on the go. And if you're not watching, your child may try to do things she knows you would say "no" to. Here are some common preventable causes of injuries in children at this age: ...

Ask Dr. Marla: Antibiotics and Ear Infections

Click here to submit your question for consideration by Dr. Marla. Q.My toddler has repeated ear infections so shes constantly on antibiotics. Should I be worried about the long-term effects of these drugs? A. The first question to ask is whether the use of antibiotics is indicated each and every time...

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