is my son small for his age

Danielle - posted on 07/14/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




my son will be 2 on 19th aug and im worried his really small for his age. his in 18/24 mths clothes and the tops are alittle long but trousers are so long i have to fold them up a couple of times. he has only just started talkin in the last couple of months but will only say 1 word. i would say he knows about 15 words but he goes ever so shy in front of people and wont say nothing, but his clever in the way he acts nd if i ask him something he understands what i say. i am only 5 ft and im 27 next month so he prob takes after me. im just so worried as his so small compared to other kids his age.


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Neva - posted on 07/15/2011




It sounds as if your child is a little small, but so are you, so I would agree that he probably is taking after you. If he has showed consistent growth and has always been small, then I would say he's totally normal.

Jenn - posted on 07/14/2011




Doctors can better tell how tall a child will by age 2. I believe they double the height at that age for a range of height. As for his speech, DON'T WAIT. Some kids ARE late talkers, but it can be hard to differentiate the late-talkers from children who have a speech-language disorder. By age 2, the milestone for language is 50 words and some 2-word phrases. Most states offer early intervention services which could help evaluate him for speech delay as well as speech therapy. EI services are birth to 3.

Katherine - posted on 07/14/2011




My daughter is 28 months and weighs 23 pounds is in 18 months in bottoms, some 2t's and she is soooo small she's not even on the charts. But she eats and eats and eats. If he is healthy I wouldn't worry about it. As long as he's kind of growing lol. Not meant in a mean way, my daughter is a shrimp.

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