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Growing Pains in 5yo anyone?

(12 Posts)
PerArduaAdNauseum Sun 09-Aug-09 21:30:03

What do you know/can you remember?

They are growing pains - has been having on and off for prob 2 years now, mostly in shins but sometimes arms. He's going through a bit of a spate atm, maybe 2 lots a week, usually waking him at midnight. Hot packs work, calpol helps etc...

But when do they stop? Have been reassuring him so far that it's just a sign that he's growing and me and DH had the same etc, but can't remember when I grew out of them - and obviously he wants to know.

What can I tell him?

Overmydeadbody Sun 09-Aug-09 21:33:07

I thin it varies enormusly.

DS had a lot when he was 3 and four, but hasn;t complained of any for at least two years now.

PerArduaAdNauseum Sun 09-Aug-09 21:36:04

Mm. He's an age for definite answers, and remembers in detail only when you don't want him too...

Katisha Sun 09-Aug-09 21:40:33

DS1 still getting them in legs at 9...

PerArduaAdNauseum Sun 09-Aug-09 21:41:45

Grim... How often? What's your strategy?

dietstartstomorrow Sun 09-Aug-09 21:46:33

My 5 y/o DS has been getting them since he was 4. It's very irregular, but normally has a couple of bad nights in a row and then nothing for weeks.

It always the front of his legs, and I just give him calpol.

Katisha Sun 09-Aug-09 23:06:26

Yes just calpol really. He doesn't get them very often these days and knows what it is so he's not too bothered really.

bigstripeytiger Sun 09-Aug-09 23:09:08

My DD is 6 1/2 and hasnt had growing pains for a few months. I dont know if they are gone for good, but they used to be pretty frequent, so this is definately an improvement.

MollieO Sun 09-Aug-09 23:16:45

This thread makes me feel awful. Ds regularly gets growing pains but I just tell him that is what it is and don't give him anything.

RortyDogOfTheRemove Sun 09-Aug-09 23:19:18

I give DS (7) a pot leg (i.e. a tubular bandage). It works wonders!

raphaelbutler Mon 10-Aug-09 10:22:50

my dd2 age 9 has pain in the balls of her feet for 5 months been told growing pains as she has grown quicker than her ligaments so worried any hints - asked for 2nd opinion x

PerArduaAdNauseum Mon 10-Aug-09 14:33:11

Thanks for all your answers - sorry to hear about your dd raphael - hope you sort it out. Mollie - how old's your DS? Mine can get hysterical even though he knows what it is, so can't get away with not providing heatpack and/or calpol.

Am hoping that if I tell mine that he'll grow out of having them regularly in a year or so I won't be too far wrong...

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