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11 Oct 2006

3 year old keeps falling
Hello.
My name is Tamara and I am the mother of 2 girls - 5 years and 3 years. I am a little concerned about my 3 year old.

Danika not only falls off the bed (awake) and dining room chair but will fall down even while just standing there. At first I thought she would out grow this or that she was just clumsy but this past week has opened my eyes to the fact that there may be a problem. 1 day she was sitting on the bed and next thing I just saw arms and legs and she was over the side. The following day she was sitting on a dining room chair and the same thing happened. Last night she was talking to me and next thing I know she is on the floor. It was almost as if someone had swiped her feet out from underneath her. She normally comes out unscathed - just bruises sometimes but later on that night I was drying her hair and she feel off the stool. This time she hit the sharp corner and really hurt herself.

Danika is a very health child – eats and sleeps well. Enjoys school … is very social. I have had her ears checked but no problems there.

I was wondering if perhaps you had any advice for me. I am just worried that if there is a physical problem with her that by not attending to it that she may end up really hurting herself – breaking bones or something worse. Please help

Thanks and best regards
Tamara

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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

This is obviously not normal and there could be several reasons for this problem ranging from a middle ear or inner infection to possible epilepsy. It is essential for your daughter to be seen by a paediatrician so that she can be carefully examined and a proper diagnosis is made.
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