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    My son was 8.1lbs at birth and now, at 7 weeks, weighs 12lbs. He wasn't tiny when he was born, I know, but there are certainly bigger babies around. Like most healthy babies, he has rolls of fat on his arms and legs. He also has chubby cheeks. He was on the 50th percentile for everything and now has moved to the 75th.

    I am soooo tired of hearing:
    - wow, he's a big boy!
    - what a bruiser!
    - well, you're certainly feeding him! Etc.

    He's a baby! I even had the CAFHS nurse imply I was abusing him by feeding on demand as he is 'greedy'. I am starting to get quite snarky at people because I can't for the life of me understand why they think they have the right to comment!

    Ok, I seriously needed that vent...

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    I feel ya. My boy was born 3.9kg and at 4 months was 8.2kg. He is off the charts for height and head and 98% for weight. The nurses told me he snacked too often and to stretch out his feeds but i figure im not going to deny him.if hes hungry just because its not time.

    Everyday i get the "geez his big for 4 months". I just nod and leave it at that.

    You are the mum you decide when to feed him and babies come in all shapes and sizes. An ultrasound guy summed it up for me at 28 weeks saying " we need big babies so we can work out averages".

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    I hear you as I also have a chubba bubba who is 5 months old. I have learned to smile and move on!

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    My friend has a 6 month old who looks like she is 1! She constantly gets asked if she is walking yet. My DD is about at the 70th percentile and gets similar comments but mainly because she has a lot if hair Chubba bubbas are great!

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    People love chubby babies and will always make comments. I think you have to learn to take it less seriously!
    My kids were 9pd2 , 10pd6 and 9pd1 . I got comments all the time. In particular with my eldest who was on the 97th his whole life.
    I always remark on chubby babies , I like most of society think that babies with ankle rolls and wrist bands are Devine. As long as they are healthy and not borderline obese that is!

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    I feel ya. My boy was born 3.9kg and at 4 months was 8.2kg. He is off the charts for height and head and 98% for weight. The nurses told me he snacked too often and to stretch out his feeds but i figure im not going to deny him.if hes hungry just because its not time.

    Everyday i get the "geez his big for 4 months". I just nod and leave it at that.

    You are the mum you decide when to feed him and babies come in all shapes and sizes. An ultrasound guy summed it up for me at 28 weeks saying " we need big babies so we can work out averages".

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    It ****s me too! Ds was 6kg at 6weeks and i kept hearing what a little fatty. and all the names that went along with it... i ended up crackng it and said everytime excuse me? how bout i call Ur child that? they stopped ....

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    I have had this with both mine, they were 8pd5 and 8pd 6 born and they just kept going from there. From an early age they were off the charts for height, weight and head circumference. Everyone use to think they were older and made comments on their rolls and how chubby they were... I just use to tell them I was a good cow and I like to grow giants. It doesn't stop though, my DD is 4 next month and it taller than some 6 year olds... she is just going to be big. I think the hardest thing is that people think she is older and expect her to act that way, but for being so big she is such a delicate little thing, lol... So I feel quite protective of my little giant.

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    Well I'm on the other end of the spectrum - my boy was 5weeks prem so was 2.7kg (6pd exactly) and 54cm long. Everyone had expected me to have a big baby (I'm tall and so is dad) but all I heard was omg he's so tiny, Awww he's so small.

    That annoyed me, but I got over it. I would've loved to have a chubba bubba. Feeding on demand is what they need! Don't ever feel bad about that!! You will find that before you know it, bubba will have chubbed up so much, and then shoot up in height

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    I loooooove fatty bombolada babies! My ds2 is a real chubby one, and I had lots of comments, but I just replied with "yep, isn't he gorgeous. I just love his rolls".

    Feed your bubba as you see fit. They eat what they need and grow as they need.

    My friend had a daughter who was off the charts until she got older, (primary school age), and she is tracking quite averagely now.

    I know it's hard. Try not to let it get to you. People always feel the need to comment.


 

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