Baby Not So Chubby

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Camsmommy - February 25

I see all my friends have these HUGE and chubby babies...very cute, but my daughter isn't like that. she is almost 6 months old and i have already starting giving her cereal and some fruits and veggies. but she doesnt seem to be getting any more chubby. is this a good thing or a bad thing? everymorning she wakes up and drinks an 8 oz formula bobby then in an hour ill give her fruit mixed with cereal, then she will sleep wake up and eat some veggies with cereal followed by another bobby about 2 hrs later. she is eatting ALOT but just keeps getting longer and stays her healthy looking self. should i be happy that shes not plumping up?

 

stefkay - February 25

Hi, my dd is almost 8 months and she sounds kind of the same. She's chubbed out a little bit since I started solids at 6 months, but not a lot. Everyone always comments that she looks more like a little girl than a baby because she's not chubby. She is b___stfed and eats solids 2-3 times a day so I figured it was the b___stfeeding. Her doctor says her growth is fine though. She is around the 50% for length and 25% for weight. It's so cute because she is fairly lean but then she has gotten this little baby double chin, lol. I think if your pediatrician is showing her to be on a normal growth curve then all is well! I also noticed that when buying baby clothes for my daughter often the pants (mostly jeans) don't fit well because if they fit in length they are too big in the waist and if they fit in the waist they are wayyy to short.

 

DDT - February 25

As long as your dd is growing and appears healthy then you don't have anything to worry about. She should be following her curve on her growth chart. And she seems to be eating well for her age. My ds1 was very round and chunky as a baby...he was in the 50th for length and 75th for weight. Ds2 on the other hand is in the 95th for length which makes him look lean. He is just about 9 months old and weighs 21.5lbs. And he doesn't have any rolls. The length stretches all that fat out.

 

Camsmommy - February 25

she was 95% for weight and 98% for length so i mean everything is great, i guess it's because she is so long! i wasn't worried or anything just curious

 

amanda17 - February 25

My daughter's really tiny too... She's in the first percentile. At 8 months old she was 14lbs 3oz. I'm not sure where she is now. I have a friend who delivered a little less than a month after be and her baby is already 20lbs! It just has to do with genetics.

 

Camsmommy - February 25

dd weighs almost 18 lbs.

 

gabby509 - February 25

My son is exactly the opposite. He is only in the 40th percentile for his height and well ove rthe 99th for his weight. He is almost 9 months and weighs almost 24 lbs and is about 27.5 inches long. We go back to the dr next week so it may have changed a bit. But I get people telling me all the time, "what are you feeding that kid?" It's so annoying. He has always been on the higher end of the weight charts, weighing 9 lbs 1 ounce at birth, a week before my due date. So I think once he starts walking he'll thin out. But as for your dd, I'd be happy. She sounds like she's right on for height and weight!

 

stefkay - February 25

gabby, I guarantee your son will redistribute the weight as he grows and then begins walking. I have two friends with boys and one of them her son was 26 lbs at 6 months!!!! Now he is a little over a year and since he started walking he's shot up and actually lost weight. Same with the other friend's boy. He was absolutely huge all the way up until he hit 18 months and then he shot up and is actually skinny looking now. It seems boys tend to chunk up and then thin out. Not sure about girls though...

 

jenna32 - February 27

my 14 month old is pretty tall for her age to,she is getting skinny. i,myself never noticed her "plumping up" when i started solids. i wondered the same thing, all the other babies looked bigger. She was born big and has been in the 90th percentile,but she still doesn't look like the other babies. I'm not sure if it's because i am around her everyday. she had a belly for sure,but she hasn't grown too much in width.

 

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