Q My tod­dler eats ev­ery­thing and any­thing. How can I teach him not to put things into his mouth when he’s play­ing in the gar­den?

Mother & Baby (UK) - - HERE TO HELP -

Kim Hogg, north York­shire

Most chil­dren go through this stage; they’re very cu­ri­ous at this age and, now they’re up and mov­ing, can’t wait to use all of their senses to ex­plore their en­vi­ron­ment. Gen­tly ex­plain to him that he shouldn’t eat rocks, grass or mud, and per­haps give him an al­ter­na­tive he munch on, such as a snack can or his com­fort blan­ket. It’s im­por­tant that you keep the gar­den clear of any­thing dangerous, such as cat poo, and al­ways keep a watch­ful eye on him. He’ll soon learn that snails don’t taste very nice!

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.