Maria - posted on 03/03/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
During his first year checkups, my son's wieght was always at the 75% range or above. At his one year checkup, he had dropped to the 50%, which didnt concern me at all. And then at his 15 month checkup, his weight had dropped to the 15%. This kind of concerned me, as i had noticed he seemed to be eating less, but i had read toddlers eat as much as they need and just snack often. Now his pediatrician wants him back for a 6 week followup, (next friday) and I'm nervous he hasnt gained enough.
I guess my question is, which is the correct portion size for a 16 month old. I have read "half or a third of an adult sized portion" but I feel like i always struggle with this for myself anyway, so i want a more correct comparison. the size of an orange? a grapefruit? this size of my fist? etc.... anyone have any insight on this?
how do i know he's getting enough to eat?