Need advise about a 3 year old and growing pains?

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Found 2nd Feb 2009
Thanks firstly to anyone who can shed some light on this x

My little boy is just 3 weeks off being 3 and he's complaining he can't walk very far and says the tops of his legs hurt. Im thinking he might be suffering from growing pains and wondered if anyone knows anything about this, if there is anything I can do to help him and how long its likely to go on for?

I have a really bad back and can't carry him for longer than about 2 mins x

Thanks in advance x
Clara x

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just a thought, see a doctor?

LOL. Most two / three year olds go through this phase of not being able to walk and getting really tired. Most of the time they are being a bit lazy

never heard my son complain of anything like this, he's 4 now but would have remembered if he had. perhaps google it.x

i would take him doctors if it was me
mind you they do start getting lazy at that age trying to pull a fast one
has he had a big growing spurt then it might be growing pains
bless him its not nice

my boys all have growing pains,but only suffer at night when their legs really ache.

yes this explains it all, great link.

might just be the cold weather, first winter not being pushed about too. he might just have realised that his buggy was actually kinda cool... lol

If it persists I would pay a visit to the docs though.

ttwcd;4263739

i would take him doctors if it was me [COLOR=red]mind you they do start … i would take him doctors if it was me [COLOR=red]mind you they do start getting lazy at that age trying to pull a fast one[/COLOR] has he had a big growing spurt then it might be growing pains bless him its not nice



vinylandtrinkets;4263833

if you are worried though take him to the DR, My friends little boy who … if you are worried though take him to the DR, My friends little boy who is also 3 wont walk anywhere now not even to and from school, he did have growing pains [COLOR=red]but now i think he just wants his mum to carry him[/COLOR], he is doing her back in, try not to start carrying your little one its no good for you or him.hope this helps




I bet that is exactly what the doctor will tell happygolucky.

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vinylandtrinkets;4263696

http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/aches/growing_pains.htmlthis might … http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/aches/growing_pains.htmlthis might help a bit



Thats brilliant link very informative, thanks ever so much x

DangerGod;4263683

just a thought, see a doctor?



He's got an appointment next week and I didn't think it would warrent an emergency visit and just wondered if anyone had any advise.

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vinylandtrinkets;4263833

if you are worried though take him to the DR, My friends little boy who … if you are worried though take him to the DR, My friends little boy who is also 3 wont walk anywhere now not even to and from school, he did have growing pains but now i think he just wants his mum to carry him, he is doing her back in, try not to start carrying your little one its no good for you or him.hope this helps



Thanks x I physically can't carry him so have been making it into a joke of chasing each other and who's going to win etc. His Dad has carried him a couple of times but I try not to let him to much.

ChipSticks;4263873

might just be the cold weather, first winter not being pushed about too. … might just be the cold weather, first winter not being pushed about too. he might just have realised that his buggy was actually kinda cool... lolIf it persists I would pay a visit to the docs though.



Thanks x I have even considered getting his buggy back out of the garage, but think i'll just persist a bit longer. He's usually soo active esspecially when we are outside thats why I was finding it so strange x

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Thanks everyone else for your knowledge and advise x x put my mind at rest quite a bit x cheers x

Predikuesi;4263713

LOL. Most two / three year olds go through this phase of not being able … LOL. Most two / three year olds go through this phase of not being able to walk and getting really tired. Most of the time they are being a bit lazy



Ditto my son. He generally just repeats all the stuff we moan about; tired, aching, etc. It's when he claims he's got period pains he blows his cover! :whistling:

Anyway, take him to your GP just incase.

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My son had this when he was 4, and he literally crawled for 3 days as the pains in his legs hurt so much, took him to docs who said it was growing pains or him just being naughty, i walked out of the surgery and didnt return, the pains did pass so really dont know what it was, but i know my son and he was in pain

My son complained all of the time about the same thing and it turns out he has knock knee. He will grow out of it though so i'm told.

He was starting to limp too so took him to the docs.

Always worth getting it checked out - even if its to put your mind at rest.

my 5 year old was terrible with these pains and has only just eased of now he is 5,but now my 3 year old son is going through the same thing he is always complaining of his legs hurting and often wakes in the night in pain

For the benefit of any other parents whose kids are also complaining of such pain:

please do not automatically assume that they are 'lazy' or 'just trying it on', as some people are saying on this thread.

Please read the very helpful link at post #3, ESPECIALLY THE LAST PARAGRAPH.

I would hate to think of any child being ignored and told there's nothing wrong if they are genuinely in pain. Please read that link.
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