+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 36
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    406
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked
    172
    Reviews
    0

    Default Feeling a little sensitive about people saying my baby is a "big girl"

    My 15 month old is 90cm tall and 15 kg. she is heavier than her 4 year old cousin :-0 She currently wears size 3/4 clothes.
    She is a good eater, and mostly eats (and prefers) fruit and veg, with a little meat, snacks of yoghurt, fruit, rice crackers, dips etc. Eats a very healthy balanced diet. The only time she really overeats is 2x per week at daycare, when they allow 3 serves of lunch, but again it is all healthy, well cooked food. She is also very active. Her one bad habit is she still has 2 small bottles a day. One before bed and one during the night. We are trying to taper these off, but she is very resistant to the idea.
    I know she is well above average for size, I hate people calling her big :-(
    I am sure people with smaller than average children also feel judged? Or am I just being silly???
    Last edited by Zabella; 13-09-2014 at 18:30.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    633
    Thanks
    773
    Thanked
    216
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I think you are being sensitive but a lot of people are. My kids are tiny for their age and I get told that often. I just agree with them because I know it's true. No harm done really. As long as you know she is well looked after and she is active. Don't take it to heart.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Qld
    Posts
    1,293
    Thanks
    1,347
    Thanked
    289
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Don't worry about what others say. My dd is quite tall and solid, but so is my dh. She also has a heap of hair an people think she is older than she is. Just ignore them, you know your little one is eating well and that's all that matters.
    Last edited by MrsSS; 13-09-2014 at 18:30.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    406
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked
    172
    Reviews
    0
    ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1410597335.750740.jpg
    This is her in one of the foam kids couches...
    I think the other thing that doesn't help is that she is cloth nappies as well, and people are not used to seeing that bulk of nappy either. She is a heavy wetter and wears a 2 price nappy with 7 layers.
    ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1410597494.498043.jpg
    Attached Images
    Last edited by Zabella; 13-09-2014 at 18:41.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,757
    Thanks
    482
    Thanked
    435
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I would say she looks tall rather than 'big'. My DS was a similar weight at that age, but not as tall, so looked really fat. People used to say to me he looks like a rugby player! Now he's 5 he is 22kg and isn't a really skinny kid but doesn't stand out as being bigger than other kids his age.
    I'd try not to worry about it, sounds like you're feeding her good healthy food, kids are very good at regulating their appetite so I wouldn't restrict how much she eats. Just avoid anything sugary.

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to LittleBug'sMum For This Useful Post:

    Chillies  (08-04-2015),VicPark  (05-12-2014)

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    171
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    101
    Reviews
    0
    My dd was the same, it didn't bother me, and for the next year she literally stayed 15.3kg the whole time but got taller so it evened out. She lost almost 1kg in 4 days of being sick and within 2 weeks was right back to 15.3kg for another 3 months. Her being sick was an eye opener to the benefits of a big bub, I remember the pediatric intern at the hosp calling her boss and mentioning concern at her weight loss. He asked her age, height and weight then laughed and told her we had a week or 2 before we had to worry about it lol

    With the overnight bottles we had the same problem, she wouldn't give them up, so over about 2 months when she was about 28-30 months we watered them down more and more until she was drinking water and she FINALLY started to sleep through!

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    6,649
    Thanks
    99
    Thanked
    862
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I keep getting asked if my DD2 is going to school next year and people are shocked when i say no she doesnt even turn 4 till november.

    She has always been a tall kid way over the top of the charts the chn has. She has also been over the top for weight but its in line with her height.

    I agree it gets annoying having it constantly pointed out to you but people seem to have a habit of stating the obvious.

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    6,649
    Thanks
    99
    Thanked
    862
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I also wouldnt worry about her bottles either she is still a bubba. My DS is 18mths and has 2 bottles a day - no way im taking them off him either

  10. #9
    Zombie_eyes's Avatar
    Zombie_eyes is offline Formerly Diamondeyes
    Winner 2012 - Biggest Computer Nerd
    Winner 2013/14 - Funniest Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    9,354
    Thanks
    2,835
    Thanked
    9,033
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Your daughter is gorgeous.

    I understand completely. My ds#2 was massive and he was fat (multiple leg rolls) and people would call him "bruiser" and strangers would gasp and say "what a monster" when i told them how old he was (because they asked)

    Tbh it really cut me. Do we really need to make comments on kids size? Would it be ok for an adult to say to another adult "you're big!" No.

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    2,005
    Thanks
    871
    Thanked
    829
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    As above

    I get where you're coming from though - my dd is a fast grower...she's only three months but she's quite chubby and people make comments all the time.

    I know she's just healthy and it's unlikely that it will be a problem in the future, but it still hurts me a bit to hear people comment like that.

    Maybe it's partly because I was a chubby little kid and got teased for it, and remember how it hurt.

    I also think about the future, and don't want her to be upset/self-conscious if people talk about how big she was as a baby.




    Your daughter is *gorgeous*!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 38
    Last Post: 05-01-2015, 12:46
  2. private health insurance - "cap" on gap cover and/or "access gap"
    By rar in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 14-06-2014, 11:46

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Ro&Co
Share magical moments this Christmas with this gorgeous gingerbread house. Exclusively available in Brisbane, with FREE delivery in Brisbane Metro areas. Each Christmas Centrepiece is unique and made to order, from $240.
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
GymbaROO
GymbaROO offers activities for babies & toddlers in a fun learning centre, focussing on developmental education. Classes are available Australia-wide. Enrol today & help your child to reach their full potential. Visit the website to find out more.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!