My Child is Listless and Flat - What Can I Do?

My child is listless and flat - what can I do to help her feel better

Q: My 4 year old child seems to be low in energy, her hair has lost its curls, she’s a bit feisty and her skin is dry. The Doctor says that there’s nothing wrong, but I’m worried about her.

A: We know now that growth happens in bursts, not in a regular pattern. Four-year olds can also be fussy eaters, liking something healthy one week, and being opposed to it the next. Finding the middle ground can often seem worlds apart.

The energy needed for growth of muscles and bones is drawn away from a child's overall “self”, reflecting the issues that you may see – such as low energy, sometimes cranky and over-sensitive, and perhaps more prone to colds and coughs because of a poor immune system.

The important aspect here is to support the underlying immune development of the child as they grow, and help everything settle in between the growth spurts.

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your child, pay a visit to your local healthcare professional. You may also find the below articles useful:

5 Simple Ways to Help Your Kids Overcome Fussy Eating

Iron Deficiency: What It Is, How To Spot It and Help Stop It

3 Reasons Why Every Parent Should Know and Love Probiotics

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