I'm so worried about my 9yr old daughters weight gain

Michelle - posted on 12/09/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My little girl has seems to be gaining weight daily nothing ever fits her she's always hungry but is very do all in height but very overy eight this has only been a problem in the last maybe 2 yrs ...she is very active and eats loads of fruit.. veg and mostly rbalanced meals ..yes she has sweets and treats but not to the extent that it should be having this affect I'm worried. ..what do I do I font want to upset her as she is a happy confident girl so I don't mention it I just make sure she is eating healthy but it doesn't seem to make a difference please someone help a little I am very confused as what to do next ..... I really do not want to make her obsessed with weight I only want her to be healthy

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User - posted on 12/10/2014

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Let her know that she is perfect just the way she is.
If you are seriously worried about her it might be worth it to see if there is an underlying medical problem. If they find something, they will refer your daughter to a specialist to help.
In the meantime, try to get her to exercise. Not too full-on, just gently. Do it with her and make it fun.
Good luck on your journey towards helping your daughter.

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Michelle - posted on 12/11/2014

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Thank you for your response she is actually very active already maybe less so the past month because of winter but still goes dancing swimming and also girls brigade where she does different activities and as for her diet she eats small portions of basic balanced meals I'm quite conscious of what she eats so u tend to have us all the same as I don't want her to have any insecurities . I have been wondering about puberty I know she is only 9 but her moods are very emotional almost hormonal and she hasn't taken a growth spurt at all in the last 6-8 months I am considering going to my doctor but again I am scared of how this will affect her as she is a happy confident girl and I don't want that to change and I know he will speak quite frankly in front of her .

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