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    Howdys,

    I'm a bit concerned about my 5yo ds.

    He's tiny. To put it in perspective, a 2.5yo boy we were playing with yesterday is the same height as my 5yo ds.

    Admittedly the 2.5yo is a giant, but it just reiterated to me that DS is very very small.

    He eats pretty well - lots of veggies but not much protein I guess. He doesn't put on much weight, he has not an ounce of fat on him. He'd happily eat chips or nuggets 3 times. Day but still doesn't put on weight. He's be about 17kg at the moment.

    Obviously I will mention this to our dr, but I know he'll say that all is ok and that I'm overreacting.

    So what's my next step? Will a paed look into it more? Or a dietician?

    I just want someone who will validate my concerns and say that he's fine, or give an idea of what else we need to do.

    Any tips?

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    I think 17kg is pretty average for that age to be honest.

    My daughter is giant and I have raised concerns about her growth rate with many different medical professionals but I always get told it's just her genes. Good luck getting a different answer!

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    Default Small 5yo

    This sits the 17kg 5 yr old on the 25th percentile according to a boys growth weight chart. Tried to attach for your info.. But couldn't. This effectively means 25 percent will be lighter than him.. And 75 percent will be heavier than him. How does his height compare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    I think 17kg is pretty average for that age to be honest.

    My daughter is giant and I have raised concerns about her growth rate with many different medical professionals but I always get told it's just her genes. Good luck getting a different answer!
    Yep, and that's what I'll get told too.

    With ds1 it wasn't until he got his tonsils out that he started to put on weight, so I'm thinking that might be the same thing for ds2 but I'm having no luck with it. Obviously I don't want him to go have surgery unnecessarily but being a head shorter than the other kids in preschool is starting to concern me a fair bit.

    I don't think I've ever seen him have a growth spurt.

    And ps DH is not super tall so I'm conscious of the genetics involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylie764 View Post
    This sits the 17kg 5 yr old on the 25th percentile according to a boys growth weight chart. Tried to attach for your info.. But couldn't. This effectively means 25 percent will be lighter than him.. And 75 percent will be heavier than him. How does his height compare?
    I'll have a look now.

    I might have to reweigh him, coz he's always been on the 3rd percentile.

    Can u share the link of the growth chart you're using?

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    I am on my phone and can't post a link sorry. I just googled ...boys weight chart

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylie764 View Post
    I am on my phone and can't post a link sorry. I just googled ...boys weight chart
    Already onto it.

    Thanks.

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    I think 17kg at 5 is fine. How tall is your son?

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    My DS is almost 6 and the last time he was weighed (November) he was only about 17.6 kg. He is just a very lean build, and an overly active child (has ASD & ADHD).

    Height wise though, he's not particularly short for his age. Can't remember the percentile but he might be somewhere in the middle (?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    I think 17kg at 5 is fine. How tall is your son?
    He isn't tall. I'd be surprised if he's over 1metre.
    I'll measure him tonight again as I can't remember exactly.


 

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