my 6yr old is tired

Sarahhollis85 - posted on 08/13/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




My 6 yr old is tired during class and not being his usual talkative self his teacher brought it to my attention we were on a 8 wk holiday and only got back 2 weeks ago he has been at school a week his diet it is good and he takes fish oil vitamin c and multi vitamins and he sleeps through any thoughts would be greatly appreciated


Louise - posted on 08/13/2012




You say his diet is good! Is he eatting red meat and dark green vegetables? If he is not then maybe he is aneamic. Aneamia causes the body to be tired. It is simple to test for this, pull down his bottom eye lid and look at the colour. A healthy child should have a dark pink colouring, a child with anemai has a very pale pink colouring.

If he is pale then get some multi vitamins for children and try him for a week and see if this makes any difference and then change his diet slightly. Things like cucumber with the skin on and spinach, peas and dark cabbage should be added to the diet as well as beef and lamb.


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Cherish - posted on 08/13/2012




Does he have dark circles under his eyes?
Is he acting "normal" at home?
How many hours does he sleep at night?

Sarahhollis85 - posted on 08/13/2012




Thanks his diet has been altered slightly since we have been back he has been asking for steak which we have not had in two months he has mince diced steak and he eats green vegies most nights as well as chicken and fish may do as u suggested and add more red meat and other green vegies and see how we go otherwise I may have to take him to the doctors

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