Tracy - posted on 12/03/2012 ( 15 moms have responded )
OK so this is of my own curiosity, my daughter's doctor has not indicated any concern or suggested any restrictions aside from cutting dairy to help her gassy digestive issues she has had since infancy.
She is approximately 38-38.5" tall and 44lbs. I am a petite 5'4" but until I had my daughter was chunky, chubby, slightly overweight. My husband is 6'3" with broad shoulders and carries his muscle bulkier, he is not a tall skinny guy even when in shape. Our daughter is built like her father, broad shouldered, thick thighs.
Her appearance is not that of an overweight or obese child, she just looks big. She has a bit of one of those big round toddler bellys and round cheeks but no "rolls" or anything to speak of. She is very strong, and very active. She jumps three feet from ottoman to couch to love seat and back again if we don't catch her fast enough. She will run all day long. She doesn't nap either.
She doesn't have the most well rounded diet. She loves sandwiches and I think when my husband makes hamburgers she is the happiest kid on the planet. We have recently cut out dairy mostly, she doesn't drink milk, we try to give cheese as a rare treat these days (she LOVES it), and she has yogurt occasionally. She eats lettuce and carrots but no other veggies, so we give her drinks like V8 fruit drinks with veggies in them as a treat. She loves apples, pears and occasionally a banana. She gets some treats here and there consisting of a hershey kiss usually.
I just don't know if she is just built big like her father and she will grow into her weight or if I need to seriously look at modifying her diet to maintain where she is at until she does grow in to it. Does anyone else have a normal giant child as well?
Thanks in advance and sorry for the novel haha.