My son is 18 months old and is only 24 lbs., should i be worried?

Ashley - posted on 03/27/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




He eats constantly, fruits, veggies, meats, sometimes candy, all day, more at meal times. However, he is not gaining weight. The nurses say that as long as he is eating healthy and has a healthy apatite, he is fine, but I am still wondering if I should try something else.


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Melissa - posted on 03/27/2010




Hi Ashley! Do not worry about his weight and do not alter his diet. Listen to your nurse and doctor. If he wasn't eating, then you would need to worry. My son was almost 10 lbs at birth, but now he is 27 months and only 25 lbs. He's tall and skinny. He eats like a horse but he is an active little thing. My daughter was the same way. Very petite and skinny.

As long as your child is eating healthy and is active, you have nothing or worry about. If he stops eating and becomes lethargic, then you need to be concerned. :)

Stevie - posted on 03/27/2010




no no no dont worry one bit my son is 16 months and only 22 some lbs he is bigger than his older sister who is going to be 3 in sept but she is small like me lol just like the nurse said (your dr should say the same or tell you if he is conserned) as long as he is eating and is healthy it doesn matter and also your child isnt going to gain a ton of weight during this time cuz they seem to not want to eat or whatever or they become more picky dont worry about it my son eats all the tiime also but is still a skinny little minnie lol dont worry until the dr does or you can see his ribs all the time

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if his eating and active i wouldnt worry, my daughter was 9lb at birth, and 18 months she weighed 23lb, she is now 2 years old and weighs 29lbs.

she is tall 4 her age but quite skinny, she wears 18-24 months clothes and they have 2 have adjustable waist otherwise they just fall down.

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