Amy - posted on 09/04/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )
My daughter will soon be 19 months old. If we're lucky, she might weigh 18 lbs. At her 18 month checkup, she weighed 17lbs 5ozs. Needless to say, she is still in a rear-facing car seat. The doctor has said that she is as healthy as she can be but still wants me to add butter to her diet. I am uncomfortable doing this because if she's healthy, why risk making her unhealthy? I personally think that she is just a small person. She weighed 6lbs 15ozs at birth & just hasn't ever taken off. She has her own steady growth pattern...it's just below the doctor's recommended growth chart. She eats what we eat, she plays all day, walks, runs, climbs. Everything she should be doing, she is. I guess I am just curious to see if anyone else is dealing with this issue & how you are handling it? I know that my child is healthy but I get tired of being told she's too small. Any suggestions??