Illness In Your Toddler

Once you see your infant grow into a robust toddler, and watch him get around on his own, you will see lots of changes in his . This is also unfortunately a time when your child will fall sick more often. This is because the child is moving around more and exploring a lot. The body and immunity, however, still have to develop further and therefore the child ends up falling sick.

Children spend a lot of time moving around, either trying to walk or on their fours. This is when their hands and legs will get dirty more and they are likely to pick up infections. They also have the tendency to put anything they find into their mouth, which causes them to fall ill more often.

Now that your child is more mobile, you will start taking him out and letting him meet other children. This could be either at school, or even in the park. Children tend to catch infections from one another rather quickly. The most common infections they catch are colds and ear infections. You will notice that as your child gets better, he will invariably catch another or same infection all over again. This is why when we imagine a young toddler, it is often with a runny nose!

These health problems could be a sign of worry for the parent. Parents are already always anxious about weight gain in their toddler, and any sign of illness will cause your child to be more sluggish, and fussy about eating. They are likely to gain little or no weight at this time, and might even end up losing a little. They will, however, be back on track once they have gotten over their problem. Do not worry overly. This is what most children go through as a rule and your child is no exception.

There are ways to know if your child is unwell, or picking up something. Sometimes, there may be no real symptoms of the illness itself. You will need to watch the behavior of the child and look for warning signs. These may include apathy, recurring low temperature, dullness or sadness in the child, reluctance to play or mix with people and even smelly stools. If you see any of these signs persist for long, you should be looking for a large problem somewhere.