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Monday, October 12th 2009, 6:13pm

constantly falling over

so Jamie is just over 2 years old now

he was premature, but no significantly obvious problems.

walking a bit late (at 17 months) but language etc much more advanced than term elder brother

however, recently he's become a total klutz. always falling over.

3 trips to A&E - 1 for head stitching up, 1 for checking he hadnt knocked out front four teeth, 1 for bottom four teeth

he's so into everything and so fast and so trying to be 3 & 1/2 like his brother, but it just doesnt seem quite right. doctors etc tell me he's fine & normal, but my instinct says not. what to do?



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Monday, October 12th 2009, 6:40pm

Has he ever had an eye test?



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Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 2:28pm

Does he suffer with ear infections????? Repeated ear infections may cause problems with balance. Might be worth getting that checked as well



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Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 4:49pm

Lauren can trip over her shadow! Seriously, she was stood still the other day and all of a sudden fell down on her bottom! Is Jamie too engrossed in other things to be thinking about putting one foot infront of the other, or in too much of a hurry to get where he wants to be and is just rushing? How are his other motor skills? Like catching a ball if you roll it to him? Are his reactions delayed if he is focusing or is it when he is charging around that he falls?

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Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 4:25pm

Bells/Missy - nope, but his hand/eye co-ordination is very good except for the falling over bit - weird!

Saying that he is left-footed at football but right-footed at climbing stairs.... I wonder if that is the cause?

Rose - good idea.



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Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 11:50pm

how did he get on sun?

i was going to say about an eye test too, hope you have got it sorted hun

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Friday, January 15th 2010, 11:29am

Hi there,

sorry, belated response, but just reading now....

my 3.5 yr old, is very wobbly too, always falling over, very messy eater etc (he was a late walker too....22m) - I mentioned this to HV way back in summer 2009 and asked for a hearing test to check if that could be the cause....finally got test done in Dec (!) and he has congestion in middle ear so to go back in 3-4 months for another test, to see if still congested that is one possible cause of his wobbly-ness.
Harri's nursery had also noticed that he is particularly wobbly though, compared to his peers, so he now has a referral to paediatrician (waiting for that apt now!) to check for something called Dyspraxia, which affects movement and coordination.
I did take Harri to GP initially, and he looked at him for all of 5 mins and said, 'yeh, I guess he is a little loose limbed, but I wouldn't worry' , but I was still concerned, and then the nursery teacher suggested I should pursue it further .... the nursery staff spoke to my HV for me who then spoke to my GP again for me and he then agreed to the referral.
From what I've been reading, I think at 2yrs, a lot of kids will still be wobbly/clumsy, but if its still the case by 3/4 yrs then should see GP, to rule out any medical reasons.

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