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What can I do for growing pains?

My 3.5 year old has been complaining of leg pain. I think it's growing pains because she has eating non stop and slept until 1:30p today. She gets multi vitamins every day, what else can I give her? I'd like to avoid tylenol/motrin unless she complains that it really hurts.

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Ashlynnsmommy07

Asked by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 5:06 PM on Oct. 17, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • I don't no sorry all I give y kids are tylenol when they complain of pains
    mommy5409

    Answer by mommy5409 at 5:21 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Hylands teething tabs
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:59 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • I usually give my daughter a hot bath with epson salts and maybe a tylenol or motrin....I also massage the area.
    michaux

    Answer by michaux at 9:39 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Maybe a little massage, and let her sleep some more.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 10:14 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • My mom always had me eat bananas to get more potassium when my legs hurt. It worked, but who knows if it was the placebo effect.

    PhilsBabyMama

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 6:54 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Potassium actually DOES work, it's a major component of bone and eating more banana can absolutely help. Also, massage the area, warm baths, and half doses of tylenol or motrin. My 3 1/2 year old is going through the same thing :(
    mainemusicmaker

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 9:56 AM on Oct. 31, 2010

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