What Are Signs Of A Lethargic Baby?

Why is my baby lethargic?

Lethargy may be a sign of infection or other conditions such as low blood sugar.

Talk with your baby’s doctor if your infant becomes lethargic or isn’t as active..

What are the signs and symptoms of an unwell child?

A sick child may:be fretful or listless, or irritable when disturbed.cry readily and not be easily comforted.lose interest in playing or is unusually quiet and inactive.be unusually quiet and inactive.not want to eat.feel hot to touch.look tired and flushed or pale.complain of feeling cold.

Should I let my sick baby sleep all day?

You’re best to let them sleep as much as they need to if your schedule allows. Also while kids are sick, they may wake up more frequently. This is usually due to discomfort from a congested head, tummy ache, etc.

Is it normal for a sick child to sleep all day?

“Sick toddlers and children will often sleep more than they usually would since rest helps the body heal, but you should be able to wake your child up if you try, and she should answer your questions or, if she’s too young to do so, at least focus on you,” says Dr. Goldstein.

How do you wake up a lethargic baby?

Touch your baby: Ease your child out of their sleepy state by tickling their feet or gently rubbing their arms, legs, and back. Talk to your child: Just hearing your voice might be enough to wake your baby. Unwrap your baby: Remove your child’s blankets and even undress them so that they aren’t so warm and comfortable.

How do I know if my child is anemic?

What are the symptoms of anemia in a child?Increased heart rate.Breathlessness, or trouble catching a breath.Lack of energy, or tiring easily.Dizziness, or vertigo, especially when standing.Headache.Irritability.Irregular menstrual cycles.Absent or delayed menstruation.More items…

When should I be concerned about my lethargic child?

If your child is really lethargic and difficult to wake up, then you should seek medical attention right away. It is less concerning if he is awake and alert and just not as active as usual.

How can I tell if my baby is unwell?

When to see a doctora fever (for babies 3 months old or younger)cries inconsolably.listless or limp.has convulsions (seizures)fontanelle, the soft spot at the top of their head, is starting to swell.pain.purple splotches on their skin, or another type of rash.pale or flushed.More items…•

Is my baby lethargic or just sleepy?

Listlessness or lethargy Lethargic or listless babies appear to have little or no energy. They are drowsy or sluggish. They may also sleep longer than usual. They may be hard to wake for feedings and even when awake, are not alert or attentive to sounds and visual cues.

What are signs of lethargy?

Lethargy can cause some or all of the following symptoms:changes in mood.decreased alertness or decreased ability to think.fatigue.low energy.sluggishness.