Craig Lennox Our GP expert will answer your questions every week Q What is the normal age to potty-train my toddler? A Most children are at least two, and many nearer three, before they are ready to start potty training. They are ready when they are aware of wetting their nappy and can understand simple instructions such as: "Please pick up your toys". Very absorbent nappies make it more difficult for your child to know he is wet, so consider putting him in pants under his nappy. Potty training can't be hurried, so if it doesn't seem to be working go back to nappies and try again a few weeks later.
QI have very dry and irritated eyes. What can I do? A Dry eye syndrome can be treated with artificial tears or eye lubricant ointments. There are a variety, so persist until you find one that suits and use it as needed. These are available from chemists or see your optician or GP for prescription versions. Some sufferers have an underlying health problem or take a medication that causes dry eyes. If you wear lenses, consider changing your brand of cleaning solution in case you have developed a sensitivity.
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Aug 16, 2010|
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