Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Another Query | 2010-02-11



I read a post below relating to pica. I also have a two year who is healthy all round but eats soap at any opportunity he gets and he will also eat sand and grass. He is also obsessed with drinking the bath water. I have tried everything to stop him. I take his sippy cup with juice to the bath but he will fight to gulp down bath water. I find it so strange because it tastes so terrible. He is a fussy eater and often turns down meals but come bath time and I have to hide the shampoo.
If it is in fact an iron deficiency does one have to do blood tests or can I start with a supplement?

Expert's Reply



Pica is usually but not always due to an iron deficiency. Your son should be tested for possible iron deficiency anaemia.

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Posted by: Racoon | 2010-02-11

I think what I' m going to do is start Vidaylin Iron and see how it goes. I' ve had to take my little man for blood tests a few times, and if that can be avoided it will be first prize. Will check with my paed first though.

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