My poor little monkey was up again last night with growing pains. This poor kid has suffered through growing pains so much in his seven years of life that I wonder when he’ll ever catch a break! (Not in his leg… you know what I mean!)
He was up sobbing his eyes out, clutching his legs. When this happens (and it happens often) – we go through our arsenal of cures.
- Rub his legs
- Tell him to do some slow breathing
- Put a heat pack on it
- Do stretching exercises
- Take a bath
- Take some ibuprofen
- Pray on it
Usually, some combination of the above will fix it enough for him to fall back asleep. But, as parents, we all know that once we wake up from a restful sleep to a child in pain, it’s hard to fall back into blissful sleep again.
Do your kids suffer from growing pains? The doctors say it will pass. What’s been your experience? I remember having brutal growing pains as a child. So does my ex-husband. I imagine my poor kiddo is just going to have to suffer through it. Anyone have ideas on preventing them from happening in the first place or anything to add to my arsenal above?