You just know they are getting sick when.....

@lilybug (21182)
United States
December 17, 2009 10:15am CST
Most parents can tell when their children are starting to get sick based on the way they are acting. I know that my daughter is starting to get sick because she has been in my bed all morning quiet as a mouse watching cartoons snuggled up under the blankets. She is usually all over the place. She is being more sensitive to things as well. How do you know when your kids are getting sick or just not feeling well? What do they do to act differently?
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@AmbiePam (44598)
• United States
22 Dec 09
How is she doing? I worry when my dog acts differently, so I have no idea how worried I'd be if I had an actual child.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
22 Dec 09
She seems to be fine except for a little bit of a stuffy nose. She just had a bad day I guess.
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Spoke too soon! She woke up yesterday with a fever of 101.5!
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@AmbiePam (44598)
• United States
30 Dec 09
How is she today?
@kristie7 (32)
• Malaysia
19 Dec 09
Yes, my boy is totally not their usual self! It's really heartbreaking to see them looking bored and less enthusiastic about things they normally get excited about.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
20 Dec 09
That is the telltale sign for her. If she is calm then chances are she is not feeling 100%.
@jewels49 (1784)
• United States
19 Dec 09
When my oldest son was little I knew he was getting sick when he started eating bananas by the bunch, I guess his body knew he was going to need the extra potassium. He hardly ever ate bananas any other time. All my kids have brown eyes and they can't hide it when they get sick and it makes it very hard to fake being sick to avoid going to school. Brown eyed kids always seem to get that sad puppy dog look when they get ill.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
20 Dec 09
My daughters eyes are so brown they are almost black. Her eyes looks sad when she is not feeling well too.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
18 Dec 09
My girls usually get a little grumpy and will go to bed right after school. We had a bout with sickness a couple of months ago.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
20 Dec 09
My son gets all clingy and wants to be hugged constantly when he is getting sick. He is almost 10, but he still wants his mommy when he is not feeling well.
• United States
17 Dec 09
with my 8 year old its pretty much like with your daughter . shes usually up and about happy go lucky, but i know when she is getting sick for she doesnt want to crawl out of bed, and when she does its just to snuggle on the couch. With my 2 year old daughter shes usually the "whiney" twin and not really into affection hugs kisses sure but not the hold me 24/7 or snuggle with me type, when shes not feeling well its SUPER whiney but in a sad way her voice breaks my heart and its mommy hold me no dont put me down lay with me... and with my son ( the other 2 year old) hes usually the snuggle bug the very hyper one, with him its cranky and i just wanna sit and color all by myself dont cuddle with me type of attitude... right now i have a mixture of both.. she is sick and he is becoming sick
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
20 Dec 09
My daughter is usually whiny when she is tired, but not when she is sick.
@ramos7881 (345)
• United States
30 Dec 09
For some reason, my youngest son craves water when he gets sick. The way he asks for it is just different from the usual request for a glass of water. He will become more demanding about it and those will be the first words out of his mouth when he wakes up in the morning. My oldest daughter will just cry. She will cry if I remind her to pick up her plate from the table, or to go wash her hands, or to pick up her backpack (yes, I'm a nag). That is how I know she does not feel well. Kids are just so different. It amazes me when I think about how I know that my son isn't feeling right because of the way he asks for water. Being a mom is great!
@ruchimom (280)
• Australia
23 Dec 09
Hi I know my thre year old is sick if she sleeps longer than usual,has runny eyes ,is cranky and will say No to Chocolates KFC (things she like) I know that something is coming. Sometimes,I can tell from her eyes too.
@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
17 Dec 09
I could always tell because they would get really quiet and sedate. My oldest one would just get really whiny and would have no apetite when she first woke up. They would all get glassy eyed too. I guess once you get a few kids under your belts as a parent you just "know". You know your kids best and it isn't too hard to pick up on subtle changes in them that most people might miss.