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My 5 year old runs into things like walls , tables , cars......whats wrong ?

She will be lookin straight ahead and run into things...and she falls over all the time......I call her stumbelina !!!!!!!!!!! im starting to think something might be wrong though..what do u think?

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Asked by momofmonsters27 at 11:38 PM on Apr. 12, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Has she had her vision checked my nephew did that we joked he was always drunk but turns out he had very bad vision LOL

    Answer by rhonda111787 at 11:41 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • I would love to know too, my 1yo dd falls ALL THE TIME! She started walking b4 her bday (jan 29th) so she's a good walker, but she just falls right over. and she runs into things as well, especially tables! =[

    Answer by knicole0708 at 11:42 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • If she is falling down, it might be balance... Inner ear problems?

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 11:42 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Hate to say this, but have your had her checked for Auttism. They often run into things, fall alot and are quite clumsy. A child can appear normal in many ways and still be slightly autistic.

    Answer by TwinkleLites at 11:43 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Yeah she has had all that checked at school , maybe i should get her a second opinion.....I always ask her if she's been drinking too!

    Comment by momofmonsters27 (original poster) at 11:43 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Hmmm, I did that when I was about 3-4 years old and I had to get glasses. He may need to get his eyes checked.

    Answer by proudmom2510 at 11:43 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Get her eyes checked. If she can't see well, that's a good reason that she's running into things. It wouldn't hurt to have the ears checked either. Some people have balance problems related to the inner ear.

    Answer by amessageofhope at 12:40 AM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • My dd did that when she was about 6 but she stopped. I don't know what it was but her's went away. It won't hurt to ask the doctor and have her checked out if it continues

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:37 AM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • We started taking our DD to the chiropractor. She'll be 6 this summer and she's been going for almost 3 years, specifically for balance help. She (the chiro) pops her toes & ears, besides the normal stuff. It really helps! After about 6 weeks, she'll start stumbling more, running into things more, etc, and we know it's time to go back. I will say that as she's getting older we are able to go a little longer between adjustments, so hopefully that means she's aging out of it. But I highly recommend taking her to a chiro, especially if you can find one who specializes in pediatrics! And what's nicer is our insurance pays for at least part of her visits, if not all!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:00 AM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • I'm with pp, eye issues or inner ear problems (fluid in the ears, etc) I don't know how your school does their screenings, but generally they are no substitute for care from a physician

    Answer by MeandMyBabes at 1:57 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

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