How do "you"know when your child is going through a growth spurt?

@peanutjar (5211)
Canada
September 12, 2007 9:23pm CST
Do they complain of aches and pains or start eating alot(more than usual)for a couple of days like their an eating machine?
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
13 Sep 07
My son is just a small toddler, so he doesn't understand about growth pains yet. He really does like to eat when he is going through a growth spurt, though. He is actually going through one right now. Yesterday he ate so much! He ate all of his lunch, plus about half of mine. Last night for dinner, I put at much on his plate as I did on my husband's, and my son still managed to eat it all! Plus he had breakfast and three snacks yesterday, too. I'm sure that within the next couple of days, I will decide I need to put away all of his 12 month old clothes, because they will be entirely too short. Luckily, most of the clothes we have for him this winter are 2T and 24 months.
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
13 Sep 07
I know!Isnt it amazing how much they can pack into their little stomaches at this time?!This is the second day my daughters going through it and my shes like a n eating machine.Always complaining shes hungry and that.Normally she hates lasagna and last night she actually ate a big square for supper that we had,plus she goes in the fridge and tries to chew on the lettuce!She grabs the lettuce and tries to chew on the ball.I gave her some and it was gone in a matter of seconds.She loves raw vegetables.Your lucky,this time of year i have to buy new ones to fit her for the winter,but its does her till spring.Shes 4 1/2 and i have to buy size 6 year olds.The clothes cost the same as we would buy for us.Its unbeleivable.Thankyou for your response,its greatly appreciated.I like talking to other mommys about their children.:):)
@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
13 Sep 07
My son tends to put on weight before he has a growth spurt but doesn't seem to eat any extra - one of my daughters is having all sorts of problems with the way she's growing (when she has a growth spurt it's inches within months) and has major problems with her feet hurting and one of her knees - she's been told she has osgood slatters (sp) a growing problem (often common in boys) where basically their bones grow too quickly for their muscles so things get pulled out of whack etc. So I can usually tell when she's about to have another major growth cause the pain gets really bad for her. My other daughter (the one mentioned twin sister) doesn't have any problems at all - she seems to just grow very slowly :-)
@AmbiePam (49053)
• United States
13 Sep 07
When I was 10, I grew 6 inches in 7 months. I'm not kidding. I'm tall, so it's expected. I used to have the worst pains! I cannot even describe it because I've never felt a similar pain. My feet, ankles, and sometimes my arms would just ache. I don't remember if I ate more though. And it was all growing pains.
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
13 Sep 07
I hurt all over,but i kind of liked it.The more i would run,the pain felt better.I would run my legs off with the bike or running.lol.I liked pain when i was little for some reason,i dont know why,because i dont now!lol:)