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Child (3. 5yrs) gets tired/sleepy in 2-3hrs.

AM
1 to 3 years

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Updated on Jul 04, 2013

Hi all,   My son(3. 5yrs) now a days wants to sleep more..... i mean he takes enough sleep in night n noon nap too... whn he gets up ...he again feel sleepy.... earlier he was quite active and after noon sleep he never gets tired n sleepy.... I  hv heard it happens due to lack iron deficiency. i give him b'ced diet. I m little bit concern for this new developement.   Could any of you suggest me/share ur experience... whether it is due to some defficiency or lack of proper diet OR its normal.  I hvnt weigh him for the last 4months but i believe his weight shud b ok.

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Shikha Batra

| Jul 06, 2013

No stomache is not a part of growth spurt. It could be due to stomach infection (gastroenteritis) or worms. Pls check for stools, if its watery, whitish etc. u can try deworming which is safe for the child if u have ruled out any kind of infection.

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AM

| Jul 05, 2013

Is stomach upset or stomach pain is also part of growth spurt?

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gaurima

| Jul 05, 2013

Dear AM, if your child is eating nicely and showing no symptoms of any health concern ...it may be a phase as Dyuti suggested triggered by growth spurt or weather change or some other change may be in school. so the best option is to wait and watch for some time.

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Dyuti

| Jul 05, 2013

Dear AM. He could be going through a growth spurt. Children tend to sleep more and eat more when they are going through a growth spurt. If he otherwise seems normal, then you could wait it out. If he doesnt change after a few weeks, you could check with his doctor.

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AM

| Jul 05, 2013

yes he sleeps within this range... but before this he never showed me such kind behaviour.... once he gets... he full of energy... n keeps on playing.... but now he feels tired easily... tht makes me worried.

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gaurima

| Jul 05, 2013

Sleeping upto about 11 to 14 hours a day is normal for this age group. Is your child sleeping more than that?

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AM

| Jul 05, 2013

There is no change in his routine... he hsnt lost weight as well...... i hv seen his energy level has gone down..... i'll get his weight n height check.

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Shikha Batra

| Jul 04, 2013

Dear AM it is important to check child's weight and height so as to c where they stand in terms of grwoth and development. I wud like to know few things before we proceed further. Has there been any recent new development in his life like joining playschool, or any dance /music /sports class due to which his sleep cycle has been changed? If no, Please do notice any other change such as change in behavior, irritability, emotional disturbance, change in diet, weight( has he lost wt. ), any kind of complaints such as tonsils, bodyaches etc. IF there is no associated change other than the problem u fhave mentioned it could be just due to boredom for which there is no reason to worry. But if u have noticed any other change such as mentioned above please look for possible causes n consult ur paediatrician.

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