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Both my husband and I are somewhat overweight as adults. As a child I was not but my husband was bit on the heavy side. So we have been concerned over my daughters weight (of course not to her). She was always on the charts through her first year (95%) But now she is WAY off for both height and weight for a child of her age. According to the charts she is the same height as an average 4-5 year old and she is only 2 and half. Do we go by the weight listed for the 4-5 year old as an average? I want to raise a healthy child with a healthy body image. She is very physically active and loves playing with other kids so I am not worried about her getting enough activitiy. I know I am going to get those people who will scold me for thinking about it too much and shes a kid and she should just be having fun. To those people I say she is. She is as happy as they come and the concern is only discussed in private.