Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Antoinette | 2012/09/20

Q.

3 Year Old Daughter vomits evey morning before going to school or at school!

Help, my 3 year old daughter vomits evey morning before going to school or at school!
She has asked to go to school so we have enrolled her at a school/creche. She only goes from 8 - 12. The first 2 weeks were fine, but now she vomits evey morning before going to school or at school! She''s been with then now for 1 month and have lost 1kg and usually she is a very friendly child and has a very healthy appetite.
She used to stay with her grandparents during the day since she''s been 4 months old. Now she does not even want to stay with them when I fetch her from school and drop her off at 12 when I go back to work.
Please - some advise!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter's vomiting appears to have a psychological cause. She seems to be very unhappy at her school.It is important to be as supportive as possible at this time. It is also important for your daughter to make at least one good friend at school.Speak to her teacher and try to find out if there is a problem at the school. One of the other children maty be bullying your daughter.If she cannot settle down there she may have to change to another school.

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