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Sleep disturbances

It is sometimes very difficult to put kids to bed. Someimes, you feel start feeling sleepy, but the kid is still wide awake and full of energy. Most often it’s due to behaviour and lack of a routine. Rarely, it could be due to a medical reason, specially children with ADHD / Autism etc. This NHS website has excellent ideas and strategies to tackle sleep problems in children.

Poor appetite due to Iron deficiency

Lots of children are very picky eaters. Very often it’s behavioral and due to poor feeding habits. Sometimes, it can be due to Iron deficiency, so it’s worth checking with your doctor about the Iron levels in your child. The treatment is simple with daily Iron Syrup.  The classical presentation of Iron deficiency anaemia is, of course PICA, where children eat inedible things like mud/sand/plaster etc