DD1 (verbal dyspraxia/ GDD/ SPD) seems to be permanently tired. She is 4 1/2 and sleeps 11-12 hours a night, but is still totally fatigued all day every day. She whinges and whines, sucking her thumb all day and the slightest slight will have her in floods of tears. She massive dark bags under her eyes too. I wonder about iron deficiency or something else, because she does sleep well and does not drop off in the car no matter how tired I think she is... any one else have this? I'm really loosing patience!
I think a trip to the gp would be a good idea, it wouldn't be unreasonable for her to be more tired than a nt child the same age with the extra effort she will be putting into the extra processing etc that she has to do but it won't hurt to get her checked over. My 5yo still has an afternoon nap most days even if it's just 15/20 minutes but she's generally full of beans for the rest of the day.
thanks for your posts guys. The glandular fever/ viral issue a bit of a worry as she also permanently has a cough or runny nose. I give her that vitamin tonic every day- the orange one in a brown bottle... no idea what it's called. will book an appointment tomorrow- might be something fun to do in the rain!!