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Is my little girls weight something I should be concerned about??
January 31, 2013 at 6:24 PM

I have 2 beautiful littel girls, 7&9....My oldest(DD#1) is tall, lanky a size 10 and apx youngest(DD#2) is short and stocky, a size 14 (for her waist size only) and apx 85lbs....they are 2 completely different kids and body styles....when DD#2 was almost 5 years old I noticed her starting to gain a little extra weight....she HAD been growing properly and along the same sizes as DD#1 at her age.  We took DD#2 to the doctor to have her checked for thyroid issues and diabetes, along with alopecia due to me noticing 3 small spots of hair missing on her head....everything came back normal, the Dr said the alopecia was probably temporary and her hair would grow back (it eventually did).  They said that DD#2 would have a growing spurt and be fine.....Now, 2 years later, she has outgrown her older sister as far as clothing size, not height. 

I am a working mom, and DH works as well, we are up at 5am to get ready for the day and out the door no later than 6:30 to get the kids to daycare and to work by 7am.  We usually don't get home from work and daycare until apx 5pm...the girls are in bed by 7:30pm, so we don't really have the time for after school activities.  The girls eat the same portions and DD#1 usually asks for seconds where DD#2 doesn't.  We limit sweets/deserts to 2 days a week(Wednesday and Saturdays) unless there is a birthday or special occasion. 

I have also limited their grandmothers' visits due to her continuously calling DD#2 "Chubby".  I don't need my 7 year old to have a complex and turn out having an eating disorder....

The doctors don't seem concerned about DD#2's weight.....I know kids grow differently and at different weights/heights...but, should I consult a specialist??  Or am I over reacting?  Or, should I just wait another year or so and hope for that growing spurt the doctors keep saying she will have?

I just want another mothers opinion, DH isn't concerned like I am....Thanks a bunch!

My girls are the 2 younger ones in the blue and pink


  • tansyflower
    January 31, 2013 at 6:26 PM


  • crwspringer
    January 31, 2013 at 6:32 PM
    Her weight does seem kind if high to me. My dd is 6 1/2. Wears a 7, and weights 57, and is 49" tall. At her last apt her doc mentioned that her weight was a heigher percentile than what it normally is (she is usually in the 90%, and this apt she was 95%). He said to just keep an eye on things.
  • christina0607
    January 31, 2013 at 6:33 PM
    Honestly, yes it would concern me.

    I have 3 kids, my 12 yo daughter weighs 86 lbs.
    I also have 2 boys. A 9 yo that weighs 69 lbs and a 7 yo that weighs 54 lbs.

  • frndlyfn
    January 31, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    I would get in more activities that get them moving when they are at home.  If the doctor who has been following her growth curve is not concerned I wouldnt be either.  Perhaps offer more water to drink since dehydration can show up as hunger.  What are they eating at daycare/

  • FawnW1978
    January 31, 2013 at 6:48 PM
    I'm not sure how to post a pic on here...I'm new to this!
  • FawnW1978
    January 31, 2013 at 6:52 PM
    We pack their lunches daily, daycare doesn't feed them anything...the activity part is hard,'s either way too expensive, at 3:30-4pm and we work until 4 every day and barely have enough time for dinner, homework and chores before it is time for bed...
  • FawnW1978
    January 31, 2013 at 6:58 PM
    How do I post a pic?
  • momtoBrenna
    January 31, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    How tall is she? Height makes a difference in this equation. That said, it may just be how she is built. My friend is 5'5" and she looks skeletal below 180 because of her bone structure. 

  • FawnW1978
    January 31, 2013 at 8:51 PM
    I can't remember what they said her height was, but she is 50% for her height and 115% for her weight....she gained about 20lbs in 1 year...usually it's about 5-6lbs....I'd say she is about 3 1/2 feet apx...her dad is a bigger guy..5'11" and about 300 lbs, but he is stocky, until I had kids, I was apx 5'4" and 135....trying still to get the weight off from the 2 kiddos, I'm a little heavy at 180ish, but don't feel I'm fat....Dd#1 is spitting image of me and DD#2 is spitting image of DH....
  • Cafe Robin
    January 31, 2013 at 9:29 PM


    Quoting FawnW1978:

    How do I post a pic?


    Hi FawnW1978,

    Here's how to add an image:

    1. Click on the "Add a photo" button above the text box.
    2. If the photo you want to use is on your computer, click the "Browse..." button and select the image you want to upload. If the photo is from another website, click the "Paste a URL" tab and insert the image URL into the text field.
    3. When you're finished, click "Insert".

    Hope that helps!


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