need help my son is 17months old but he only weight's around 8 kilo pls help

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Lubna - posted on 08/21/2013

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my son is 1 year and 11 months old and his weight is 10 kg and hight 75cm what can i do

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Isha - posted on 09/14/2012

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My daughter is 1 yr n just 8 n half kg,,, I am worried all time. She hates milk n even don't seem to like eating,,,,, but doctors told me she is healthy n just fine,, but still am sooo worried,,,, I am in the same problem,,,, need help please

Melissa - posted on 10/19/2009

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i wouldn't worry. my son is 2 and has been 29 lbs since he was 1. every time we go to the dr he weighs the same but is growing taller so it balances out.

Anja - posted on 10/13/2009

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my daughter is 2 and 4 months and a little over 10 kilo... as long as the doc says she is ok - do not worry. if you still worry... its time for a second medical opinion

Bellamie - posted on 10/13/2009

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I went to a nutritionist for answers when my son dropped from the 80th percentile in weight to the 6th. She said since he's doesn't eat much that we need to make his food as "calorie dense" as possible. This means frying his food, adding butter, and cheese to everything. One of the easiest ways they suggested to sneakily up the calories is to use powdered milk. They won't even notice it. Also try the vegetarian freezer section. They've got great, high calorie, high protein, toddler friendly foods like Spinach artichoke bites, or garden burgers. It's so easy to microwave a veggie patty then cut it into dippable strips and serve it with ranch or ketchup. And no low calorie snacks either. Even if he loves rice cakes, it's just gonna fill him up so he won't want to eat his cheesy mashed potatoes. If you haven't already done this, try keeping a food journal of everything he eats for two weeks then look over it to see where things could improve. And like some other moms have pointed out, some kids are just smaller and still healthy. Good luck!

Dorothee - posted on 10/13/2009

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My son, Jonathan, alway was ans still is very thin. Some kids are just lightwight. Mybe your son ist one of these. Our pediatrician told us, that we should give him high calorific food.

Heather - posted on 10/13/2009

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My son was born a preemie starting weight at 1 pound 9 ounce and he has always been behind on his weight. He is now 3 years and barely over 20 pounds. Our pediatrician has never been concerned with his slow weight gain.



I would talk to your pediatrician and see if you have anything to worry about. A lot of children also go through spurts where they don't want to eat certain foods or they get distracted easy with other things.



Good Luck!

Carrie - posted on 10/13/2009

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if the doctor isn't worried about the weight then you probably don't need to be either some kiddos are just small its just like some adults are super thin while others are heavy

Ann Marie - posted on 10/13/2009

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Connie,

I accepted your circle request and put the link up for you.

Good advice, Kim Lee! Carrot juice is one of my secret weapons...and all of my children can see in the dark. I put it in nearly everything to add vitamins and some good calories.

If your child can eat nuts, getting them to eat a trail mix for a snack is another way to get healthy calories into their diet where crackers or cookies (empty calories) would normally go.

And there is one other type of child (my Veronica), she eats everything under the sun (and somethings in the dark) and is still a tall, thin child. She is active and healthy and sleeps enough. Remember, sleep is a good indicator of your child's health.

Ann Marie

Kristel - posted on 10/13/2009

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my little girl is a couple of months over 2 and she is only 9 kg. she is the right hight just skiny. she has been to pediatritions and they say she is just a little girl and is healthy. some kids are just tiny.

Kim Lee - posted on 10/13/2009

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My son is the same and what I have done is to purchase a juicer and I make sure he gets enough fruit and vegetables every day. He doesn't like to eat fvegetablebut he will drink this mixture. I add yoghurt or fruit juice and he loves it.

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If you are concerned about his weight, your pediatrician should be a good judge of if he is still healthy and developing properly. I wouldn't stress out too much about his weight being less than average for his age, though. Some Peds act like all children should strive to be 'average' when that is not possible. Some are smaller, some are larger. As long as he is meeting his milestones I wouldn't worry!

Connie - posted on 10/13/2009

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yah hes so active he plays a lot!!!!!!!!! thank god. i though theres something wrong with him, thanks tamara!

Ann Marie - posted on 10/13/2009

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Connie,



If he is the correct height and still thin, try adding formula to his milk and yogurt. This will add calories to his food which is healthy for him.



If he is also small for his age, you need to have him tested by a pediatric endocrinologist to be sure he is producing enough growth hormone.



If you want more info on how to get more calories in him, post a note on my profile and I will send you a link to an excerpt from my book.



Ann Marie

Author of Taming the Terrible Twos: A Parent's Survival Guide

Tamara - posted on 10/13/2009

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Sounds like my daughter. She's 2 years old and is just barely 22 lbs. Some kids are just naturally small. Is he healthy? Meeting milestones? If so, than don't worry about it. :)

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