Toddlers & Older Children <
06/03/2015 at 18:23
My 3yr old has just started to complain of what seems to be leg cramps and I wondered if this is something that can happen in toddlers. I have heard about growing pains in older children but not this young. Could it be growing pains?
She is otherwise fit and healthy; a feisty 3 year old
06/03/2015 at 18:43
Hi Mrs Carrot - my 5 year old would moan and cry and sometimes scream her legs hurt her so much (this was when she was 3 - always and only at nighttime - bed time). Same with her feet too actually. We took her to the GP and he said growing pains - we would give her baby nurofen and i would also grab some body lotion and massage her legs (always the bottom parts of her legs) - had to do this for quite some time - like over the course of a few months.
Good luck with it - you're not alone!
06/03/2015 at 19:05
Very reassuring, yes it seems to be in her lower legs. I hadn't thought about massaging her legs, this seems a good idea.
What a lot of things little ones have to go through without understanding what is happening to them.
I feel much better knowing that 'growing pains' can occur in toddlers thank you x
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