I haven't been on bubhub forever, but have a question and was hoping you guys would be able to help me out.
My 3yo is 18.3kg and 97cm tall, weighed and measured today, which gives him a BMI of about 19.5. This puts him way off the top of the normal weight chart. I knew he was on the big side of things, but was shocked that he would be off the chart.
He is super active, he doesn't stop except when he is asleep (which is quite often, he sleeps more than his 1yo sister!) We spend at least a couple of hours almost every day at a park, and he doesn't sit or stop the whole time, and when we're home he is on his little bike doing laps and laps around the deck, or jumping on the trampoline.
So it must be what he eats. But we have very little processed food in our house, it really is pretty much fruit, veges, meat, dairy. We haven't eaten sugar for at least 6 months, so that removes a lot of the processed food already. He only drinks water and maybe 1 cup of milk each day. From what I read (googled) you shouldn't really restrict how much they eat, just make sure it is healthy. I will say he does eat too much fruit and not enough veges, and maybe too much bread (but always wholemeal/ grainy bread).
What do I do? I just tried to make an appointment with a CHN, but apparently my local one doesn't see kids as old as 3, but they will get a nurse to phone me. I could ask my GP, but she is likely to say don't worry about it, he is fine. Maybe a dietician? Any recommendations for dieticians for kids in Brisbane. Is he too young to start something like soccer?