Originally Posted by Violet2
Some kids are just big. I have one of them. 50lbs at almost 3. 41". Hopefully she'll grow up some more before she grows out.
We offer a healthy diet, DD eats it or not but doesn't appear to eat more than any other kid.
It never hurts to check to be sure all systems are go and I would go to the ped. Beyond that keep doing what you're doing and if she doesn't seem to thin out, start trying to get her more active. That is what we are doing, focusing on activity and not worrying about the food. She can diet when she's done growing.
I have already told the OP to go to the doctor if she is truly concerned...
but on the subject of big kids, my nephew was just above 30lbs at 18 months and he was solid. He did not look 30lbs. But, when you picked him up he felt like a brick. He wasn't tall. He was only maybe a half a head taller than my shrimp. And, he was not fat. He had no gut. He was just solid. He was dense. healthy.
So, I actually could
imagine him with a couple more lbs. Certainly, if he was taller and actually had some fat.
He was also bf and ate only healthy foods. His mom is well educated when it comes to all that. However he ate a lot and darn near everything you put in front of him. So, when I said I think 'healthy' when I see big toddlers (specifically under 2), I guess I was primarily thinking of him.
Also, he has hardly gained any weight in 6 months. He is growing "up" though. My DD has not gained much weight at all either for that matter.
I am hoping that the '45 lbs' is a bit exaggerated or that the scale is broken. I do trust the OP. If the OP says she is perfect, I believe her. My nephew was/is beyond perfect.