Amy - posted on 02/23/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
My son just turned 6 and will be going to the doctor in a week and a half for his 6 year check up. I am concerned about his weight, he currently only weighs 37 1/2 lbs. In the past when I have brought up my concerns it's not that the doctor has brushed them off but has reassured me that he's fine because he's getting taller so they won't label him a failure to thrive. My husband thinks there is nothing wrong with his weight and just thinks I'm crazy. I know growing up I was really thin but I don't remember being this little, I mean if someone ever saw him without clothes on they could mistake him for one of those skeletans that hang in your biology class. I know people say kids will eat when they're hungry but the problem is he can wake up at 8 and not ask for something to eat till 3 in the afternoon. Obviously I don't let him go that long but it's a battle at meal times.
My question is how do I push this issue further with his doctor without my husband acting like there is nothing wrong. Or should I just mention it again briefly and see what the doctor says?