Our expert says:
It is actually not caused by pain or discomfort but can be a sign of underlying anxiety in some kids. Many however, just do it without any specific cause or reason. Folklore often says that it is caused by worms or low iron - but this is not proved.
If you think it may be due to anxiety, you can maybe try something like Rescue remedy 10 drops diluted in water before bedtime.
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