She looks fine. She looks tall and healthy. And the bottles give her comfort so I wouldn't rush to stop them. My 2.5 year old is a solid girl and eats like a horse and she is often told she's 'healthy'. She's within the range and i'm happy with that.
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13-09-2014 21:05 #11
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13-09-2014 21:08 #12
My daughter just turned 3 and a few months ago was 23kg, so probably more now. Everyone said "oh she will even out when she crawls/walks etc, but she hasn't. She's very tall and very solid with a booty that makes Kim Kardashian look like a stick.
Basically she was born with way. I could feel her booty when she was in utero. I didn't realise what it was till she was born. Now at 3 she wears size 6-8. She does eat a lot, lots of healthy food with occasional treats. She eats all her dinner then leans over to her cousin and says are you going to eat that? Can I have it?
She's genetically programmed to be a big girl. As a baby she was a pain to feed and spewed up what she did swallow yet still gained weight rapidly. She's just meant to be big.
As a bigger person myself I realise it's something she will suffer for later in life. All I can do is try to give her enough self confidence that it doesn't bother her.
A friend once started making barbed comments about tackling obesity early in childhood. Really annoyed me as she's only ever seen my daughter eat quite healthily so she's just being a judgemental b^tch.
Just love your gorgeous daughter and give her enough confidence that any future comments won't bother her.
13-09-2014 21:10 #13
She's beautiful. Please don't let it bother you. She looks completely in proportion and just very tall for her age.
13-09-2014 22:05 #14
All I can see when I look at her photo is that she's a gorgeous bubba a who's tall for her age. Don't let anyone's comments bother you. There's nothing wrong with her. She'll probably get a lot of these comments in her life.
13-09-2014 22:13 #15-
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It is easy for people to say not to worry but the way society is leveled with such a huge emphasis put on girls being cute and petite, it does get to you.
I am tall and off the charts. My 5 yr old daughter is tall and off the charts in size 8's and 9's at 5. My baby girl in my tummy is off the charts with femer legnth over 4 weeks ahead at 19 weeks scan. Between myself and my daughter, we get negative comments every day based purely on our height.
I mentioned I had a tall girl in my tummy for growth scan and went off at a lady who made comments on how at least she won't need heels ect. It starts early it seems. I have since left that group and just only care that my baby is perfect to me and our family.
Try to think of the positives like the fact that she will be able to see over crowds of kids at the playschool concerts and other events. She will be able to toilet train easier without a ladder step stool.
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26-11-2014 19:16 #17
Bit of an update.
We recently moved from Melbourne to rural northern Vic, so this week we had our 18 month visit with a new MCH nurse.
Bub has one bowed leg, which is starting to bother her, and continues to get taller... 92cm, but still just over 15kg. We have to go and see a paed to make sure that her extreme height and her leg problem are not related to a growing disorder.
The MCH nurse was really mean about her weight, that we don't make her walk everywhere (hard with the leg) that we feed her too much fruit, let her have a (1 120 ml) bottle. So I still feel pretty crappy about people commenting all the time, especially when they are supposed to be professionals.
We stayed in a hotel last week, and she doesn't even fit in a cot anymore!
26-11-2014 19:34 #18
@Zabella sorry to hear you are feeling like this i went through the same thing with my dd1. At 18 months she was 26kg, size 6-8 clothes. She ate well- healthy and not huge amounts, and was extremely active, rarely sat still. People were horrible to me about her size- and horrible to her. To the point at 2.5 years old she started trying to starve herself because she was that upset by the comments. Yep, 2.5 years old!! Her daycare tried telling me she had diabetes, because she drank a large amount of water ONE DAY (in the middle of summer in north qld mind you), and tried telling me her weight was slowing her down. Pfftt she could run rings around most kids. None of the drs were concerned. They saw how active she was just in the consult room, we walked everywhere (no car at that stage and she quite happily would walk all over town with us and never complained of being tired or needing a break). They went through her diet and said it was great.... they all said the same thing. Its just her build and should balance out as she gets older. It didnt take away the hurt or anger when people felt they could comment on her weight especially in front of her but at least i knew she was healthy. Now at 7.5years old she is 32kg and size 8-10, still extremely active and on the go all the time. She slimmed down a lot last year, and is now going through another growth spurt/starting to reach puberty and is getting bigger again but funnily enough her weight has pretty much stayed constant the whole time!
On the other end of scale is dd2 who is and always has been skin and bones and people have always commented how scrawny she is. Same with dd3- she is 6 months and chubby but very compact length wise and people always comment how tiny she is, especially when they see her crawling. You cant win either way!
People are morons. And the MCH sounds like a grumpy old bish!!
Good luck with paed. And remember- as long as she is happy thats all that matters.
26-11-2014 19:49 #19
Hugs. It sounds like its wearing you down. Good luck with the pead and just keep on being a good mummy as that's all your daughter wants. Xx
26-11-2014 20:00 #20
Some paeds are idiots, one suggested I put my 6mo on a diet. She was having a normal amount of milk and just starting solids. Saw a different pead who said she was absolutely perfect bouncing baby.
Lil miss thank you for sharing your story. DD1 is now 26kg at 3 so I feel a lot better about you having an 18mo that weighed that much. I can't imagine your poor back! Thankfully any comments about my DD have been too subtle to pick up on. I just want to go back in time and give your 2.5yr old a hug!
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