Melissa - posted on 03/04/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )
My daughter has been in 18 month clothing since she was 9 months old. she turned 18 months on Feb. 15. So now she is almost 19 months. She is to go back for a height and weight check at 21 months. However she was at the doctors because she has come down with a virus Friday but she was there sat. and since the 21st she has lost 1/2 a pound. My mom gave me heck Saturday night because i bought her more pediasure!
What my daughter was doing is between 12-15 months we had her on table food and 1 bottle of goodstart 2 formula at bedtime decreasing from 8 oz to 6 oz. and she gave that up. she was also on water and homo milk during the day. Then at 15 months i started giving her water homo milk and pediasure at bedtime. except the doctor told me once i ran out of pediasure stop and just give her homo milk. Oh she was on soy milk for about 1 to 1 1/2 months accross christmas because she had 2 rounds of the diarrhea bug and my aunt whose a doctor said that would help her stomach digest better and help her weight too while she had it. Which it did! She maintained while she had it. However my daughter was off the pediasure for 1 week stopped sleeping through the night and had lost 1/2 a lbs and that was also eatting more too.
My daughter has gained less than 1 lbs since she's been 9 months. She has hit all the developmental milestones with words, and physical development. However would anyone else be worried? I know she has had 3 rounds of the gastrointestonal bug since 9 months and upper respitory bugs too, but still that is very little weight change for 9 months. I don't know where else to go and i am very parinoid about this because people have their children taken away for being too small or too big all the time!