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Dark bags under childs eyes? K[♥ E&C] 2 kids; Nevada 25704 posts
22nd Oct '12

My son is 4 y/o and for the longest time he's had dark bags underneath his eyes. He sleeps 10-11 hours at night, he's adequately hydrated throughout the day.. and about every other day he takes a nap (he's growing out of the nap stage).. what gives? Is this something to worry about? I was just looking at him and right now they're really dark like he hasn't sleep in days, but he's not tired.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
22nd Oct '12

Does he have allergies?

Goneforever 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 6418 posts
22nd Oct '12

My son has this too, he's five now...the pedi said its from allergies.

Monsieur Tastybutt TTC since Jul 2011; 2 kids; Oklahoma 426 posts
22nd Oct '12

My daughter inherited my dark circles. boo. But when she's not feeling well they look darker because she's so pale.

Mrs cree Due November 23; 33 kids; Ontario 1907 posts
22nd Oct '12

Some people are just born that way it's inherited he's getting lots of sleep I wouldn't worry

user banned Japan 22 posts
22nd Oct '12
Quoting K[♥ E&C]:" My son is 4 y/o and for the longest time he's had dark bags underneath his eyes. He sleeps 10-11 hours ... [snip!] ... to worry about? I was just looking at him and right now they're really dark like he hasn't sleep in days, but he's not tired."


Allergies. Sinus problems?

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11904 posts
22nd Oct '12

Does he snore?

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49151 posts
22nd Oct '12

it can also mean he is not getting enough iron.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
22nd Oct '12

I have hereditary dark circles, so does DH and just about everyone else sibling wise. When I'm sick or really tired it looks like I got sucker punched in both eye sockets. Blah.

♥three babies ♥ Due September 13; 4 kids; Louisville, Ky, United States 7373 posts
22nd Oct '12

My old PED said it could anemia. Then another one said it could be from his not sleeping very much. He doesn't sleep very much any more. If he takes a nap at 2 to 5 he'll go to bed by 8:30 pm; then wakes up at like two or three going through the fridge and pantry for food. He'll be seeing another doctor that specialized in that stuff. I'm going to take him to an ear, nose and throat doctor.

SuperOvulator;♥ ;] 2 kids; North Carolina 9984 posts
22nd Oct '12

Iron-deficiency probably.

Hathor + A Due December 23 (girl); 16 kids; Spring, Texas 12834 posts
22nd Oct '12

SO has them, it just hereditary.

K[♥ E&C] 2 kids; Nevada 25704 posts
22nd Oct '12
Quoting lolajessup:" Does he have allergies?"


Seasonal, yes. But I'm not sure of anything else.

-BLT- Due May 20; 1 child; St Louis, Missouri 2572 posts
22nd Oct '12

Is it just dark under his eyes, or does it look like black eyes?

K[♥ E&C] 2 kids; Nevada 25704 posts
22nd Oct '12
Quoting P3RvYmCp3rv:" Does he snore? "


Not really, only when he's stuffed up.