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Traveling and Potty Training

Posted on 2/6/2017

We're starting potty-training with my 18-month-old son. I've tried to block off this month as much as possible, but I'm realizing that we're going to have to make some trips (store, church, a...

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18 mo Won't Stay on Potty

Posted on 2/6/2017

I'm potty-training my 18-month-old son, and I'm a little confused about what to do if he doesn't want to sit on the potty. I've read TTWT and a lot of the QAs on this site, but I still don't...

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One Little Monkey on the Bed

Posted on 12/18/2016

Hello... We have two daughters...one turned two in September and our youngest will be one in February...within the past couple of days, our two year old has stopped listening to us.. After telling...

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4 1/2 mo Waking at Night

Posted on 11/28/2016

I need some guidance on how to get my 4 1/2 month old to sleep better during the night. I have been using the baby wise method of eat, wake, sleep during the day and trying to get him to have...

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Fussy Infant

Posted on 11/22/2016

Greetings: We have a fussy 1 month old. He has gained 2 lbs since birth....now weighs 10 lbs. Screams and acts uncomfortable all day and most of night. Breast and bottle feeding, but doesn't...

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16 mo Tantrums

Posted on 10/4/2016

At what age do you recommend starting the tantrum place? My son is 16 months old and has a bad habit of screaming when he doesn't get his way, which happens 10+ times a day. I'm not sure whether...

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Jealous 16-Month-Old

Posted on 8/3/2016

My husband and I have a jealous 16 month old. She is the 4th child. The oldest are (twins) 4.5 yrs and one who is 3.5 yrs. Whenever I am holding one of the other children she begins pulling at...

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14 month-old Tantrums, Revisited

Posted on 5/26/2016

My fourteen month old is having all out tantrums when she doesn't get her way. It's over things like not letting her have more Cheerios (and I'm offering plenty of other options of foods I know...

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14-month-old Tantrums?

Posted on 5/23/2016

Our 14 month old daughter has been having some all out tantrums for the last month or so. I'm not sure what to do about it since she's so young. Sometimes it's clear that she just wants her own...

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16 mo. old screamer

Posted on 4/28/2016

My almost 16 month old daughter is a screamer. It's not a new behavior; she's been doing it for quite some time. She screams if I tell her to sit and wait in the high chair, if a sibling takes...

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Sleep Training 5 month old

Posted on 4/15/2016

My daughter is trying to "sleep train" my 5 month old only grandchild. The baby is awake every few hours at night and her mom is exhausted. What are some tips for getting this very healthy...

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Diaper "Trauma"

Posted on 2/25/2016

When speaking about toilet training and stating that I took my sons diapers away at 17 mo another mom replies with "I don't want to push going potty because I don't want to traumatize her". (Yes,...

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Is Time Away from Babies Is Okay?

Posted on 2/1/2016

I have 8 month old boy/girl twins and currently travel 1-2 nights a couple times a month for business. Otherwise I work from home and we have a wonderful full time nanny that helps with the...

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7 month old nippy while breastfeeding

Posted on 1/19/2016

How should I respond when my seven month old bites while breastfeeding to discourage the behavior?

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18 mo Sleeping Issues

Posted on 12/28/2015

HI there, I need help with my 18 month old boy. He has been sleeping poorly, crying at bedtime (7:30 or 8pm), waking at 6am before everyone else, crying hysterically..takes a very brief nap and...

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Toddler, Baby Squabbles

Posted on 11/17/2015

Dear John or other panel members, I have two wonderful, beautiful grandsons, ages 33 mo. and six months that I see about once a week. They are both happy children but lately Alex (the 33 mo...

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6 mo Sleep Training

Posted on 11/16/2015

My third child is 6.5 months old. He has acid reflux which is slightly complicated by tracheomalacia. Until recently he would occassionally choke on his spit up in the middle of the night...

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18 month old head -banger

Posted on 11/12/2015

I have an 18 month old son that has started head banging out of anger. If he doesn't get his way, he will immediately bash his head- into the table, chair, floor, wall, whatever he is near. Most...

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16-mo Resisting the Potty

Posted on 10/26/2015

Hi, I have an almost 16 month old whom I have been trying to 'poo train', meaning whenever I catch him trying to do a poo, I will put him on the potty. This has gone well and he has peed and pooed...

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Sibling Conflict

Posted on 10/16/2015

Hi, We have five home schooled children 8yo,7yo,5yo,4yo,1yo. The eldest is popular with all our children and the 7yo boy vies for her attention and playtime against the 5yo girl . The question...

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15 mo Terrible Twos?

Posted on 10/8/2015

My 15 month old seems to have launched into the terrible twos. Is it possibleat this young age? Overnight, he seems to have turned into a discontented little boy. He whines and tantrums all day...

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Share and Share Alike

Posted on 9/18/2015

1st question: What do you recommend in terms of a 1 year old and a 4 year old sharing toys? They can't effectively play together because of their ages. He grabs hers, and she grabs whatever he is...

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Stop Clinging!

Posted on 9/18/2015

HI there, my 14.5 month old has recently become very clingy and wants to be carried about or for me to sit down with him to play very frequently. If I put him down to eat or do chores, I get soooo...

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13 month old Separation Anxiety

Posted on 9/12/2015

My husband and I are curious about some strange behavior from our 13 month old. She usually goes to daycare while we work, but occasionally one of us will stay home with her. If I am home with...

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Discipline a 13 Month Old?

Posted on 9/9/2015

My 13mo likes to knock chairs over. Can a child this age be disciplined and what is the best way to do it? I tell him "No chairs!" and put him in a playpen for a couple minutes but it hasn't...

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Not Sleeping...

Posted on 8/18/2015

What is your opinion of "Ferberizing"? I have 4 month old (born at 36weeks) who at 3 months old slept 6-8hours at a stretch each night for a week but now back to waking every 3 hours currently. We...

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4 yo Attention Seeking, Disrespectful

Posted on 7/28/2015

I have a 4 year old girl whom we just dealt with tantrums by expecting a 14-day without a meltdown method. She has earned back all her books and toys in her room. It has been 6-7 weeks since the...

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1 YO Can't Sleep without Swaddler

Posted on 7/19/2015

I have a just-turned 1 year old boy who has been sleeping in a swaddle bag (love me baby/love to dream) since he was born and I did try to wean about 6-7 months ago, he was up all night for 2...

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12 month old Fussy Eater

Posted on 6/25/2015

HI there, I have a 12 month old who is fussy at mealtimes. We mash and puree food for him and feed it to him. He won't eat most things without a distraction in front of him - i.e. a toy or...

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3 1/2 Year Old Resentful of Baby Brother

Posted on 1/27/2015

HI there, I need advice on handling a 3.5 year old who gets resentful over the attention her 6.5 month old brother gets from me (I am full time at home with both of them). Also resents that he...

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Sleep Training Newborn

Posted on 12/12/2014

My question is simple- i have been looking all over for your simple method on getting an infant to sleep through the night and can't locate it in books or on the website yet i know that I've read...

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17 month old Head Banger

Posted on 10/30/2014

our son started banging his head when he was upset when he was really little (maybe about 6 months old), I ignored it because I figured he would put two and two together and realize he was hurting...

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8 month old wants his toys back!

Posted on 10/24/2014

My son is turning 8 months in about a week and has had an ongoing issue with toys/objects being taken away from him. He will scream and cry for times ranging from 10 minutes to over an hour (those...

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1 yo Divorce/Custody Issues

Posted on 10/24/2014

Dear Dr. Rosemond, I have an 18 month old daughter who is a normal, happy toddler. My soon-to-be-ex husband is my concern. He was never good with change, but the birth of our daughter catalyzed...

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Temper, Temper

Posted on 10/19/2014

Our daughter is 15 months old, and has started scratching others in the face. We immediately pulled her arms down by her side, give her a very stern look, and say no! Even though we are very...

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19 mo boy and toilet training

Posted on 10/8/2014

I'm in week 3 of toilet training my 19 month, 1 week old son. I've been using the potty bell and I know it gets his attention but he won't go sit on the potty. When I tell him to go sit and...

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Team approach to potty training

Posted on 9/9/2014

I started potty training my 34-month old son a week ago. I wish I hadn't been so lax about when to begin but I listened to the speak about readiness signs, a boy taking longer, and not pressuring...

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Entertain Yourself

Posted on 9/9/2014

How long is it fair to expect a 15 month old to entertain himself? Will it spoil him if I sit in his play area with him when he plays since otherwise he cries and screams (for a VERY long time)?

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Six Month Old Refusing Baby Food

Posted on 9/5/2014

My 6 month old is having a very hard time adjusting to eating baby food. He cries and screams and flings his body away trying to avoid the spoon. I tried singing to him and making it more fun and...

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15 months old Too Young to Toilet Train?

Posted on 8/28/2014

Is 15 months too young to start potty training our son? I have to go out of town in October and then we will have company for a few months so I would really like to do it before there are major...

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14 month old Not Sitting Still

Posted on 8/15/2014

Our son is 14 months old. Because of difficulty finding a good church we haven't regularly attended church in about a year. Now that we have moved and are once again attending service we find he...

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14 month old Screaming Fits

Posted on 8/12/2014

Our 14 month old son has started screaming like a banshee when he doesn't get his way. Currently we are trying to put him in "time out" in his playpen in his bedroom until he calms down but it...

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Baby Pinching and Screaming

Posted on 8/10/2014

My 10 month old granddaughter has started to pinch me and screams as loud as she can ! What is going on ? Is there anything I can do to get my sweet baby back ?!

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Baby in Bed is Simply a Bad Habit

Posted on 8/6/2014

I have an 8 month old baby, he suffered from colics the first few months and I feel his sleeping patterns were affected by this. I noticed he does not sleep like other babies do, he sleeps less...

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1 yo Fits, Feeding a Food Flinger

Posted on 7/16/2014

My daughter just turned one, and has been showing more of her personality the past few weeks. During most diaper and clothing changes, she screams and fights us the entire time. She is very...

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6 month old's father is working overseas

Posted on 5/3/2014

Will my long distance marriage significantly adversely affect my son? How can I help my son? My husband lives and works overseas and is only able to be home for 3 weeks a year. Our son is 6...

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7 mo parents let her watch television

Posted on 4/27/2014

My seven month old granddaughter's parents have the TV turned to a children's program two or more hours a day in the living room where she plays. She actually watches it quite a bit, turning to...

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Potty Training Success Story

Posted on 4/22/2014

This isn't a question, but I had asked for your advice 2 weeks ago regarding my 2 year old and her toilet training, well once again your advice worked I kept using the bell and gate and after...

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16 mo toilet training

Posted on 4/12/2014

My wife and I have been trying to start toilet training our 16 month old toddler and have both read the Toilet Training without tantrums. Do you have any advice for how to approach getting our...

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New Question

Posted on 3/15/2014

I recently inquired about how to get my 10 month old to sleep through the night without bringing him into bed with us. I was offered the suggestion to soothe him every five minutes etc. How will I...

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