Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Exhausted mom | 2010/02/05


Moaning, crying not eating 3 year old

We had our 3 year old daughter tested for allergies and found she was allergic to dairy. We have since taken her off the dairy. The Homeopath said she' d be a different child. - But, she' s not. She wakes up around 3 in the morning and goes back to sleep, only to wake up again between 5 and 6 in the morning. She then performs and screams for a bottle of tea, of which I don' t give her so she can at least eat her breakfast. In the morning she' ll eat, but refuses at lunchtime. She gets home from school and moans and cries and screams pretty much all day. She talks at the top of her voice as if she' s screaming at you, but that is the way she seems to talk. Supper time she may have 3 bites of whatever is served. (Always a cooked meal) She is so full of nonsense, screams if she doesn' t want something until she gets it. We try hard to not give in, but really I' m at my wits end. I feel I' m going insane with all the crying, screaming and constant non-stop moaning. Please some advice would be helpful... Thank u

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Your daughter's behaviour is certainly unusual.You need to find out if she can hear properly because she speaks loudly. You also need to know why moans all the time and cries like this.It would be best to consult a paediatrician who must examine her carefully and see if she has any problems with her ears or any other health problems. If she does not have any health problems then she may need to be seen by a child psychologist.

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Posted by: BMJ | 2010/02/06

Hi Exhausted mom. Have you had your lo ears checked. My son was like that and we found his ears were completely blocked. He never had a fever but was also a ' difficult'  child. The grommets did help - even with the eating. The ENT said he most likely could not taste much and it must have hurt to chew. He never touched his ears so we never suspected ears.

My son just recently became very loud again and when we checked, his ear was bunged up again as the grommet fell out.

Good luck

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