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    My ds (almost 8) is super scrawny.

    If you saw him on the street you would think I don't feed him.

    He eats like a horse (4+ sausages, huge pile of mash + huge serving of steamed veg as an example)

    I worm him.

    He is tall and thin. Weighing in at about 25kg. (forget how tall he is)

    I often think about trying to bulk him up, but honestly, he is so fit, he never gets sick, is always running, jumping playing etc. even at almost 8 he has very defined muscles. It's just his build, it's in his genes to be slim.

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    I wouldn't stress. Some kids are bigger, some kids are smaller. It's no big deal unless it's the result of malnourishment, which I'm sure it isn't. I think it's probably be worse for him if you tried to "fatten him up." (health-wise).

    DD is nearly 7, 25kg and 125cm tall... how tall is your son?

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    Thank you I know you are all right and I'm stressing for nothing. He's 117cm tall, fit, healthy and very active. I'll leave it be as he does eat really well (unlike his sister!) so I shouldn't mess with it.

    Thank you all for reassuring me.

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    My ds at that age weighed about the same. He's 7.5 now and only weighs 22kgs. He is all skin and bones but i'd say it's genetic as his father and my brother are much the same.
    If you are naturally thin it's not going to matter how much protein shakes or what food/extra food you consume you will still be thin.

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    My almost 5 year old (november) is 14kg and completely healthy. Dont stress.

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    I agree with all the ladies, it sounds completely normal! My son is 35kg and about 120 cm and 7 years old but his friends in comparison look quite a bit smaller, there's just sometimes the bigger kids and the smaller and average size kids. If he wasn't eating or drinking properly then you would have to worry but since you said he's healthy then I wouldn't worry. But if you are still worried go see your dr and he will tell you.

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    Six and a half year old daughter has recently cracked 18 kgs, putting her around the 20th percentile or so.
    No drama, but I am more .....relaxed.....about kilojoule-dense foods than I might otherwise be.
    Junkfood.
    I'm talking about ice cream, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by really old View Post
    Six and a half year old daughter has recently cracked 18 kgs, putting her around the 20th percentile or so.
    No drama, but I am more .....relaxed.....about kilojoule-dense foods than I might otherwise be.
    Junkfood.
    I'm talking about ice cream, really.
    Thank you I think I need to be a little more relaxed about his food too, I've been really strict but I think given his age now it's probably time for me to ease up a little.

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    I'm also the other way, my son has just turned 7 & he's almost 30kg!! He's average height, so not overly tall...he's really solid doesn't look overweight but when he's got his clothes off, you can tell he's on the chubby side..
    I do worry that he won't loose it...he's got a huge appetite which I have to watch while at the same time not making it an issue!


 

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