No weight gain for 6 months

Sheila - posted on 01/23/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )




Zoe is 3 years 3 months and has not put on any weight for the last 6 months!
She eats very well regularly an has a good balanced diet. She is currently just above average weight. I am just concerned that she has stayed the same for the last 6 months.
Zoe is very active and is showing no signs of being unwell at all.
This week we have been to the zoo, the local aquarium twice and gymnastics. We usually go ice skating once a week too but this week we did an extra aquarium visit instead. Zoe loves to be stimulated and approaches all of these activities with enthusiasm and compared to other children seems more lively.
Anyone else in a similar position or got any advise please???
Thanks Sx


Michelle - posted on 02/03/2011




My son will go 6 month spurts with no weight gains and then 6 months with weight gains. It's just his growth pattern. It sounds like everything is fine and I wouldn't worry about it unless she loses weight. My son is below the third percentile, but since he growth is a consistent pattern the pediatrician isn't worried about it. He's also active and eats pretty well.

Renee - posted on 01/31/2011




I have an October 2007 daughter also. She has been 40 lbs exactly for the last 9 months, but none of her doctors are worried. She has always been tall, and weighed good amounts in accordance to her heighth. She is autistic and so she has SEVERAL doctors following her on a monthl basis and her weight sometimes varies by an ounce or two, but always 40lbs.

I wouldn't worry about your daughter if I were you.

Erin - posted on 01/29/2011




I think my son has put on maybe 1 to 2 pounds in that time. It seems that your little girl is very active so I wouldn't worry too much about it. My son is also active and eats normally too.

Kelly - posted on 01/25/2011




the only advice i have is not to worry. she's doing fine. as long as they are eating properly and acting normally, there is nothing wrong.
my girl-child hasn't gained weight in a year. in fact, the last time i weighed her, she had lost 5 pounds. but she is active all day long. she never sits still if she can avoid it. she even flops around all night long in her sleep! she gets a proper amount of nutrition. she's fine


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Ceri - posted on 02/02/2011




I think thats normal my son is the same age, and hasnt gained either. I think its just odd to us because for so long they gained every month. My son was 10 lbs at birth and gained 1 pound a month untill he was around 27 lbs. (He is 32 now and been that way for a LONG time)

Sheila - posted on 02/01/2011




Thanks Renee. That is helpful. I do tend to worry which is why I like this site because I can get impartial advise before I drag her off to the doctor, which I won't be doing now! Thanks. Sx

Kelly - posted on 01/31/2011




My son hasnt put any weight on in over a year, but he eats well, is active and healthy!! Think its the norm!!

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