By: Andy | February 10, 2016

Understanding and dealing with Toddler Refusal

Almost over night, our babies seem to go from placid bundles, who happily go with the flow to refusing to have their nappies changed/clothes put on/ sit in their high chair (or any chair!)/ go in the car seat… ok, you get the picture!  

What on earth is happening?  First of, saying NO is exactly what should be happening at this stage!  There are big changes going on in a toddler’s internal landscape.   Toddlers are beginning to realise that they are separate people with their own wants and abilities.   With this comes an increased need for autonomy, hence the common “ME DO IT!” and the refusal to follow our agenda.

Secondly, it is a really healthy sign that your toddler has a secure bond with you....