Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jenine | 2009/07/04



What is the normal age for a 2 and 1/2 year old girl to be potty trained during the night? She is off the nappy during the day.

How can I get her to stop drinking a bottle during the night?

If she has a runny nose is it necessary to give cold/flu medicine or just put some Iliadin nose drops in her nose to dry it up?

Expert's Reply



Only use saline nose drops such as Salex to open up yourlittle girl's blocked nose. It is difficult to stop a bottle once a child has become used to it at this age. It is probably best to simply stop giving her a bottle at night. This is only if you are sure that she is eating well and has some milk before bedtime [no more than a cupful]
The age at which children become potty trained is very variable.Give your little girl more time and let her wear pull up nappies at bedtime. Keep on encouraging her all the time.

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