Should I worm my DS?
DS is 27months and for the last couple months he has been a bit full on, off his food, he seems to have a fair bit of bad behaviour (which is not like him)
My mum got back from 3 months over seas and the first thing she said to me was he has worms and needs to be wormed. Then my FIL just came down and said the same thing.
My Nan (mums mum) was a midwife/nurse her whole life (just retired) and was the head nurse only a few years ago. She said that when children act out like this and there is no specific reason and they go off food etc it can be worms and its best to worm them. Mum said that everyone once wormed their children when they noticed similar changes.
I talked to the dr about this a little while ago and she said he is to young to be wormed and needs to wait till 2. (then he wasnt yet 2) She also said she wouldnt bother worming him unless you could see them in his poo (sorry tmi) I have not been able to see any and he doesnt say his bottom is itchy or anything. I havent seen any obvious signs of worms.
However we do have a dog and DH does get them every now and then so I am thinking about worming him now that he is 2.
BUT has anyone else heard of this? Do you think they could be right and has anyone noticed similar with their children? Do they settle down and start eating etc soon after and how long does it take to kill the worms if he does have them?
Sorry about the long post but a HUGE thanks in advance!!