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Falls way to much

Posted by on Jul. 18, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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We are in the process of adopting two of the sweetest little girls. We have had them 3 week and are totally in love with them. The issue is my four year old falls all the time. She falls like 4/5 times a day. Its so hard to watch her. I took her to the doctor today and we are scheduing a eye appointment but I was wondering what else do you check when your child falls alot? I was just hoping maybe some experienced something similar and has some other things we can check for her. I have never seen anything like this before. Thanks!

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RADmomma
by on Jul. 18, 2013 at 7:23 PM
I don't know. Good luck!!!
kss12
by Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 7:24 PM
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You fall if you either can't see well or your equilibrium is off. I haven't had any experience with this myself, but my son just got over a double ear infection and I noticed he fell much more than normal. Granted he's only 17 months but still worth it to check!! Best of luck with your 4 year old and your new babies!
terpmama
by Gold Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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Inner ear


Candie1015
by on Jul. 18, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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When my daughter first turned three she feel a lot also. So I took her to the dr and she watched her walk...and we were sent to a foot specialist. She now has custom made orthopedics and hardly ever falls. Good luck
crazy4u49033
by Bronze Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 7:29 PM
Have her checked for hypertonia in the feet/legs. Do you notice anything different in her stride while walking/running? Can she balance on one foot? Walk up and down stairs well? My son had this at 3. He ran 'funny' and was clumsy. After a consult, it was des covered he had floppy muscles and flat feet. He did therapy and wore insoles/braces for 3 months. This helped a lot and now he is much better.

Eyes are a great place to start though. :)
misssy2000
by Ruby Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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Oh wow! I didn't think of that!  She does walk a little different then anyone I have ever seen, I am definitely gonna look into that, Thanks!

Quoting Candie1015:

When my daughter first turned three she feel a lot also. So I took her to the dr and she watched her walk...and we were sent to a foot specialist. She now has custom made orthopedics and hardly ever falls. Good luck



misssy2000
by Ruby Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 7:31 PM


Oh this too! I will look into this also. Thanks!

Quoting kss12:

You fall if you either can't see well or your equilibrium is off. I haven't had any experience with this myself, but my son just got over a double ear infection and I noticed he fell much more than normal. Granted he's only 17 months but still worth it to check!! Best of luck with your 4 year old and your new babies!



   




 

ditsyjo
by Gold Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 12:22 AM

have gross motor skills checked make shure they are on track for her age.

midjet117
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 12:29 AM

 bad balance, Maybe you wanna have her looked at by and ear nose and throat doctor. Could just be a growth spurt if its once in a while.

SissyAnn141
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 12:29 AM

 

    Was she walking, before the babies arrived ?

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