Young children are amazing and often exhausting. Along with the hugs and smiles, may come tantrums and floods of tears. Your toddler may have no sense of fear or be painfully shy. Toddler years are wonderful but there may be times when you're worried about your child.
Your health visitor, family or friends are an essential source of advice, however there are also many organisations and useful websites to help parents. We've grouped these into topics - click on the topic headings below.
Some good general sources of information for parents of young children. Includes guides for parents with learning difficulties.
Advice on difficult behaviour including tantrums and aggression, sleep, potty training, fussy eaters, and managing your own stress.
Finding and choosing a childminder or nursery in your area. Paying for childcare, including financial help through your employer.
First aid for children. Preventing accidents in the home. Guidance on in-car safety. Road safety education.
Practical advice on caring for a child with a disability. Online support for parents. Information on parenthood for parents with a disability.
Reading, play and early learning. Talking and communication. Getting ready for primary school.
Dental care. Healthy eating. First aid. Allergies, asthma and eczema. Long-term health problems.
Sibling rivalry. Your relationship with your partner. Discussions about sex and relationships.
Ideas of activities to keep your kids busy both in and out of doors, including low cost family days out and accessible places to go.