ADHD in toddlers: Early signs and symptoms

It is important to note that these behaviors can be a normal part of toddler development and may not necessarily

Published on Apr 22, 2023 01:00 PM IST 6 Photos

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that typically manifests in childhood. While the diagnosis of ADHD can only be made by a qualified healthcare professional, there are certain signs and symptoms that may indicate the presence of ADHD in toddlers. Here are some early signs and symptoms of ADHD in toddlers: (Pexels)

Poor social skills: Toddlers with ADHD may have difficulty playing with others and may struggle with sharing toys or taking turns.(Pixabay)

Impulsivity: Toddlers with ADHD may act without thinking and may struggle with self-control. They may have difficulty waiting their turn or may interrupt others frequently. (Freepik)


Hyperactivity: Toddlers with ADHD may seem to be constantly in motion, even when seated or playing quietly. They may squirm, fidget, or climb on furniture and may have difficulty settling down for bedtime or naps. (Pexels)

Inattention: Toddlers with ADHD may have difficulty focusing on tasks and may seem easily distracted. They may struggle to follow through on instructions and may appear forgetful or absent-minded. (Pexels)