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Toddler shaking in the morning

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negrilbaby Mon 13-Dec-10 15:13:01

DS (2.10 years) followed me down into the kitchen this morning, on waking, demanding food. He was very anxious so I gave him a croisant with some jam (he usually has cereal). I noticed that when he was eating it his hands were really shaking - like the DTs after a heavy night out! He ate it really quickly - not like his normal eating speed at all.

I realised he was hungry but I am concerned that it affected him so badly. He hadn't eaten well the previous day - he was feeling under the weather. He is a good eater and normally has breakfast between 8 and 9. This morning he was looking for food just before 7.

Should I be concerned or is this just normal behaviour?

leafinthewind Mon 13-Dec-10 15:15:36

Mine shakes if she's really hungry and so do I. Normal I would guess.

pigindisguise Mon 13-Dec-10 16:34:07

I shake if I'm hungry. Given he didn't eat much the day before I personally wouldn't worry, and would take it as a sign that he was feeling better therefore ravenous smile

PixieOnaLeaf Mon 13-Dec-10 16:42:14

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sneezecakesmum Mon 13-Dec-10 21:11:30

He probably had low blood sugar after fasting all night. This causes shakiness, light headedness and intense hunger, especially for sweet things. Try to ensure he has a light snack late in the evening before his night milk.

negrilbaby Mon 13-Dec-10 21:26:28

Thanks for the replies. Thought it was probably just low sugar but wanted to check.

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