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    Question Should I be worried?

    DS has always been a big heavy boy, but not overweight as he's also very tall.
    he's was following a nice line since 4 months old and leveled out at 2yo.
    I weigh him about once a month and the last time was 5 weeks ago. He was 21kg. I weighed him this morning and he weighed 17.9kg.
    I always weigh him on an empty stomach first thing in the morning.

    He still eats normal and is not extra active, just his usual hyper activeness.

    Should I be worried?

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    I wouldn't be too concerned just yet as thats quite a number of weeks, instead of say dropping it in a week. I would take him to your GP or Health Nurse and just discuss your concerns and give them the figures/timelines. They will be able to let you know if and what to do.

    But if he is still eating normally and drinking normally, toileting normally I wouldn't be too concerned but I would speak to my health care professional.

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    Has he had a growth spurt recently? I always find that my girls chunk up a bit, then have a growth spurt and feel a little lighter for a while.
    He sounds like a solid boy and can probably afford to fluctuate a little,whereas if he was only 15kg and lost the same amount i might be more concerned, if that makes sense?
    Just keep an eye on him and if his food/fluid intake changes or his bowel habits then see the gp. your gp won't do much if he's otherwise well.

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    No he hasn't had a growth spurt. He's still 112cm tall. He's been there for 2 months now
    I guess I'll give the peadiatrician a call on Monday and see what he says.
    He actually looks skinny and I am not used to that. I am not used to be able to count his ribs while he's sitting in his chair :-\


 

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