How much does your two year old weigh

Jen - posted on 12/06/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )

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my son weighs 26 pounds 2 ounces im trying to get his weight up as he was very picky the last week he has had 3 meals a day n he weight is still the same is that bad do i need to give it more time.

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Theresa - posted on 12/06/2010

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At her 2 year check up my daughter was 26 lbs 8 oz. She's very petite, but she's following her growth chart normally so neither nor doc nor I are concerned. It's not so much about what he weighs, but how is growth is over time. If he's following his growth curve and hasn't had any drops then there's no need to worry. Offer him healthy meals and snacks.

Laura - posted on 12/06/2010

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If your son is healthy and your doctor/pediatrician isn't worried, then I wouldn't worry either. As long as he has healthy foods offered to him at regular meals, there shouldn't be anything to worry about. Kids grow at different rates; some are small and others are large for their age group. My daughter was always (still is!) small for her age yet eats healthy foods when offered to her. She is very good about "listening" to her body, too, and not over-eating!

It seems that eating issues are one of the top "worries" for parents. the irony is that except for very rare cases (food allergies, for example), eating/mealtimes shouldn't be a big deal! You offer your child a plate of healthy food, let them eat however much they want (if anything at all), then put them down. That's it--no fussing or hassles. Sometimes the child will devour the food, other times the child won't touch it--that's quite normal. Kids will cycle through eating habit changes depending on whether they are growing, slowing down or teething. Illness can also change eating habits. All you need to do is consistently offer your son his meals--mixing favorite foods with a new food now and again. Let him eat what he wants (or not) then put him down. A parent's ATTITUDE goes a long way in solving eating issues, too! The bigger the deal a meal becomes, the more stress about food and eating is created. Make the meals just something that you do consistently as part of your daily routine. If you don't make meals a big deal they won't be! So relax--your son is eating what his body needs to be healthy, which is the true goal. Weight gain is only one tool in determining overall health and should not be taken as the ONLY way to determine health. Hope all of this makes sense and helps. Good luck and Bon Appetite!

Amanda - posted on 12/07/2010

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I dont understand your issue, your son is in the 50%, he is no where near under weight. Hes perfect.



Boys Chart -

http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards...



My daughter is 25 lbs, shes a little under 50% for girls at age 2, but she eats like a horse when she is hungry. Just keep feeding your child HEALTHY meals, and dont worry so much on the weight. Better to have a 50% then a over weight issue.



Girls Chart - http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards...



Also stop worring about what sizes your children are in, these sizes are based on the larger children. I have three children none of which ever fit their "age" size until age 6-8, now my oldest is 12 years old and wears ladies size 3. Shes 5 foot 2, and a healthy 110 lbs, and eats the whole house down, at age 2 she was in size 18 months-24 (barely), and just under the 50% like her little sister.

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Bonnie - posted on 12/08/2010

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I have a son who is 2 years, 4 months old and he weighs around 30 pounds. I have a 4 year old son who weighs 33 pounds. I think it depends on the child and their build. I wouldn't worry as long as he is eating right.

Dominique - posted on 12/08/2010

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My two year old brother (lol he was a uncle at one), anyway he only weighs 24lbs... they have him on pediasure to help increase his weight, he is also very choosy to what he eats. He went from weighing 20lbs to gaining 4lbs since being on pediasure.

Jen - posted on 12/08/2010

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ive cut the snacks out cus tht was the problem he would just want fruit or crips or chocolate so now he has 3 meals n sum buttons if his done well

KaraLee - posted on 12/08/2010

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that is a fine weight! Not every child is the same. My daughter weighed around 22 pounds when she was 2. She's 28 pounds and now is 3 1/2. What about snacks? Mid-morning & mid-afternoon snacks could help him too. As long as they are healthy & growing out of their clothing, that's all that matters! He'll get the calories he needs & will grow!

Jen - posted on 12/08/2010

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yes my son loves milk he has it on his breakfast has it with milkshake n he has it in tea with no sugar but i trying to cut tht out as it was my mil who got him to start asking for it again.

Amanda - posted on 12/07/2010

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Jen does he still drink milk? I know toddlers are only supposed to have 16oz of milk by age 2, but if he likes it offer him more. It's healthy fat and calories with calcium, vitamin A and D. If you're worried about his nutrition, he's old enough for a children's vitamin. Don't stress how much he takes off his plate at any given time. As Laura said, your stress can create food issues in him by making meal time unpleasant.
My 2 1/2year old weighs almost 40lbs at 37" and there are days I wonder how it's possible based on his appetite. So when he declares at a random hour that he wants carrots or apple, he gets it and he drinks more 2% milk than his daily recommended supply.

Jen - posted on 12/07/2010

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thanks amanda. jennifer at the moment im trying my son with diffrent foods if he dont like it i go n buy something diffrent n try him with that his going through the stage to tell me what he likes and dont like. so im just going through tht its through a long hard battle tht ive got him to eat healthy 3 meal a day n now his fine with tht its just getting him to eat more off his plate.

Jennifer - posted on 12/07/2010

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Boy Jen we both have the same concern,my son will be 3 yrs the 15-12-10 and he weighs 25 lbs. My major concern though is i have problem getting him to eat,he mostly eat fries he dont eat any form of meat or vegetable so i am concern he isn't getting adequate nutrition

Joanne - posted on 12/07/2010

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all kids are different , does he look too thin? I wouldn't worry too much about the pounds... my son is 2 and a half and he is bigger than my friends 4 year old, neither boy looks out of proportion, my son is tall, hers is shorter, both boys eat very often...

Carrie - posted on 12/06/2010

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My twins were 19 and 21 lbs. Every kid is different. Make sure he doesn't have reflux or something else wrong with his stomach or intestines.....allergies to food. Picky eaters always have a reason for being picky....maybe oral mouth texture problems. If your peds doc is pushing to gain weight you should ask them to run tests. Kids with reflux have foods they trust and don't...picky! Both of mine have all these issues they are 4 years old and now weigh 29 lbs. Don't get all caught up in the growth chart....you kid has his own curve. There's lots of info on power packing foods but you want to make sure there isn't a real medical reason for this first....for example Constitutional Growth Delay....my nephew had that. Good luck and don't stress...it makes it worse..>i know because I did that.

Sarah - posted on 12/06/2010

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My son just turned 2 at the beginning of September. He weighs 28lbs, 8oz

Carolyn - posted on 12/06/2010

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my grand daughter is 21 months old and she weights 22 pounds dr says she is perfect weight

Abbie - posted on 12/06/2010

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My son is 2.5, he weighs about 32 pounds, all i know is it feels like he has lead in his butt. LOL I don't think your sons weight is a problem. children will eat when they want to eat, its one thing they can control :) Offer healthy foods and things he'll eat.

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My 2 year 8 month old son is 29 pounds. His 3.5 year old cousin is 27 pounds. Their is nothing wrong w/ your son's weight (going strictly by the poundage). :)

Jen - posted on 12/06/2010

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thanks laura thats abig help he is going off sum food he used to like so im trying him with new things tonites meal didnt go well so i did him sandwhich.

Hayley - posted on 12/06/2010

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My daughter's the same way... this past summer she could still squeeze into 12 month shorts... some even 6-9 month ones too. Which actually worked out well because I used them undre dresses that didn't have anything under them.

Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it. I can feel my daughter's ribs too.... it's kinda creepy but our ped says it's totally normal and as long as she's eating there's nothing to worry about it. I'd really talk to your ped though about your thoughts.... they know best.... if he's not under weight than he doesn't ned to gain weight.

Jen - posted on 12/06/2010

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thanks hayley i dont think his really under weight but i do think he needs to put some weight on i can feel his ribs n his 2 to 3 year old trousers always needs belts around them. i brought him sum 18 to 24 months sleep suits for the winter n the feet just dangle off him.

Hayley - posted on 12/06/2010

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My daughter's a rail! She's 2.5 years old and she only weighs 29 lbs.... our doctor said she's perfectly healthy and there's no shortage of skinny people... especially since my husband and I are both overweight. She eats like a horse and burns it all off so we're not worried. I wouldn't try to push the weight of your son unless his doctor said that unless he feels the kid is severly underweight he doesn't push the issue. I wouldn't worry either.

Christi - posted on 12/06/2010

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My son just hit 31lbs but he is also 39inches tall, lol! He will be 2 Christmas Eve.

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