My nearly 6 year old falls over nearly every day! Sometimes she just gets a bruise other times gets a nasty scrape. She sometimes cries but not all the time. She has narrow ear canals so can get a build up of wax not sure if that would cause her to fall so often or if it’s just her being a kid. Any help appreciated thank you.


Posted by fairy, 7th September 2015


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  • I would be discussing this with a doctor. Maybe see an ENT.


  • hopefully this is fixed or resolved now. i hope that it was nothing major


  • It could be an inner ear problem affecting her balance


  • I agree with others, get her eye and ear checked.


  • I would get her ears checked as the vestibular system controls balance, and if her ear canals are narrow, it’s possible they become easily blocked – even without her noticing.


  • getting her eyes and ears checked is a good idea, I fell over as a child and hurt my big toe, and since then I sometimes have trouble with my balance.


  • is it at certain times also? i have a daughter 4 who is forever falling over something or her self, and its at its worst when shes tired, always when shes tired she has a bump, I find just noticing the signs and telling her to slow down etc. but also do get her checked in her ears and eyes just incase there is an underkying problem.


  • If the previous two answers don’t help, try putting her shoes on the wrong feet for a couple of weeks while she is at home so no kids laugh at her. It could alter the way she walks and make her more steady on her feet.


  • I was going to ask if you’ve had her ears checked, ears have a massive impact on balance. So her narrow canals could be having an impact


  • Poor little thing, that’s not fun falling over all the time. Might be a good idea to have her eyes checked. A friend’s child was always falling over and it turned out he could not see very well and needed glasses. Good luck for her.


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