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post #21 of 37
I have a tall one too: age 4.75, height 44", weight 46 lbs

She has also always been on the top of the charts for both height and weight. She's one big muscle, though. Not an ounce of flab on her.
post #22 of 37
I have a very tiny one. She's about 29 pounds, and 39#. She is VEEEERY active (ugh) and eats very well. Of course we get the "she needs to eat more, you need to supplement her" crap. Nope, she is perfectly happy
post #23 of 37
My 3 1/2 year old is the same size as the OPs. Shes a big girl, much taller and bigger than most kids i know her age. She is very very active and eats reasonably well. She just a big kid.
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by deditus View Post
That doesn't sound right. My 4 yo dd is teeny tiny, maybe 32-35 lbs and 39"? Pretty much the smallest child I know for her age. Most of her peers in playgroup or classes are a head above her. She fits in 4t by length but that's mostly saggy in the butt.
DD just turned 5, and was 39.5 inches and 32 lb at her checkup. At 4, she was 29 lb and about 36-37 inches. She now wears size 4 clothes, and size 9 shoes are a bit big. Definitely the smallest in her K class, and we know some 3 year olds her size.

I think DS was about 38 inches and 35-36 lb at 4. Your child sounds just right to me.
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post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by Norasmomma View Post
My DD is 40lbs and 40 inches, I was told that makes her in the 92nd percentile and that it makes her BMI a 17.3, which makes her overweight. I personally find that to be a bunch of crap, but whatever. She has always been taller and bigger than most kids her age. She wears a size 4t-5t, or a girls size xs.

I'm just curious what size other other girls her age are.
That is crazy! My daughter is 43 lbs, 42" tall, and not yet 4. She is also extremely athletic. What are you supposed to do, put your kid on a diet? They are GROWING.
post #26 of 37
I also have a tiny 4.5 year old weighing 29 pounds and measuring just under 39 inches. She wears 3T pants, 4T tops and a size 8 shoe. We get fussed at about her size too. She eats great and is happy & as healthy as can be. I'd say most of her friends are weighing in around the low 40's, and measure between 40 and 42 inches. There is no way any of them are overweight.
post #27 of 37
My DD is 4 years 8 months. She is 46 inches tall and weighs 55 pounds. She is way over a head taller than her preschool class. And probably most kindergarders and first graders. It's crazy, I can't keep up with the clothes either. She wears a 7/8 in girls, and a size 1 shoe.
post #28 of 37
Tilia, that is a really big preschooler! Are you or her father particularly tall? She's the total opposite from my pip-squeak: 32 pounds, 39 inches, size 7/8 shoe, at age 4 years 4 months.
post #29 of 37
My daughter turned 4 in May, she weighs 31.5lbs and is about 38" tall. She is very petite, her legs and arms are little twigs and her ribs show. She eats a ton but she's always been small. She weighed 5lbs 12oz at birth and usually hovers around the 5-10th percentile. My son (they are twins) weighs 42lbs and is at least 40" tall, he's a big boy!
post #30 of 37
I just measured her today for a different thread , so as of today DD is:

4 yrs +2-1/2 months
42 inches
45 pounds
size 11 shoe

She wears a 5T in clothes.

Her 6-1/2 yo brother is only 3-1/2 inches taller and 5 pounds heavier.
post #31 of 37
My DD is almost 5 and is 44 inches tall, 50 lbs., size 1 shoe, and wears size 6 clothes. She's very energetic and fairly strong. Her doctor, a new one for us, didn't say anything about her size at her checkup.
post #32 of 37
32 lbs, 38" and size 7-8 shoe. She's 4 years and 2 months.
post #33 of 37
3.5 dd is 45lbs and 42". dh is 6'3" so I'm sure she just takes after him.
post #34 of 37
OK, my TWO year old is 37lbs and 37.5". She was 2 in May. The ped isn't concerned, given her height - her brothers are also big kids but very proportional. If your kid was at 90% in weight but only 10% in height, sure, there might be a problem, but as mentioned above, you have to look at both percentiles. I'm very tall and of COURSE my weight would be overweight for a woman 5'0" - but I'm 5'10 and that's what they need to use to calculate proportionality.

Further, at 4, my 2 boys had not completely gotten rid of their toddler chub - at 5 and 6 they have really leaned out. That may be something to consider...but as long as she's eating a healthy diet, I wouldn't put too much stock in any dire predictions about her weight.
post #35 of 37
Wow, I stumbled across this post accidentally but it's a topic that's been on my mind for the past week. My DD will be 4 next week and was recently at the ped. She's 42 inches but only 32 lbs. Last year when she turned 3 she was actually 33 lbs - she lost a lb this year! The ped. was a little shocked because she has been dropping in percentiles for weight ever since she was 1 (and in the 100% for weight - she was a butterball of a breastfed baby . He wants to do a follow up in a month and see if she's maintained or gained with some butter and whole milk in her diet and then refer us to a dietician. I'm pretty frustrated about the whole thing because she is tall and thin - like me. She looks great and seems pretty on-par with most of her friends. We eat a VERY healthy diet and my son is casein-free so we don't eat a lot of milk-fat-rich foods. I'm very torn as to whether I should add milk-fat in her food (butter on every veggie and 16 oz. a day of whole milk is what the ped. said) - I don't think it's a particularly healthy way to gain weight. Thoughts?
post #36 of 37
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Originally Posted by missnoodlesmom View Post
Wow, I stumbled across this post accidentally but it's a topic that's been on my mind for the past week. My DD will be 4 next week and was recently at the ped. She's 42 inches but only 32 lbs. Last year when she turned 3 she was actually 33 lbs - she lost a lb this year! The ped. was a little shocked because she has been dropping in percentiles for weight ever since she was 1 (and in the 100% for weight - she was a butterball of a breastfed baby . He wants to do a follow up in a month and see if she's maintained or gained with some butter and whole milk in her diet and then refer us to a dietician. I'm pretty frustrated about the whole thing because she is tall and thin - like me. She looks great and seems pretty on-par with most of her friends. We eat a VERY healthy diet and my son is casein-free so we don't eat a lot of milk-fat-rich foods. I'm very torn as to whether I should add milk-fat in her food (butter on every veggie and 16 oz. a day of whole milk is what the ped. said) - I don't think it's a particularly healthy way to gain weight. Thoughts?

You could try healthier fats like avocado, nuts and nut butter, sunflower seeds and sunbutter, healthy salad dressings or dips, and so on...and a little butter on her veggies won't hurt of course. In fact I'm certain I remember reading that a little fat helps the body use the nutrients in salads and fruit/veg better, but it doesn't have to be butter.

GL!
post #37 of 37
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Originally Posted by ~Em~ View Post
You could try healthier fats like avocado, nuts and nut butter, sunflower seeds and sunbutter, healthy salad dressings or dips, and so on...and a little butter on her veggies won't hurt of course. In fact I'm certain I remember reading that a little fat helps the body use the nutrients in salads and fruit/veg better, but it doesn't have to be butter.

GL!
We do all this already - that's why the ped. wants us to do the whole-milk-fat products.....she really does eat a super healthy diet. Her younger brother (28 months) is actually 38 lbs. and 38 inches - so he's gaining like a mad man on the diet. I guess we should probably see a dietician since she's lost weight. This topic makes me beyond anxious for some reason - I just don't want to deal with weight issues with a 4 y/o - girls have to deal with that their whole lives, I wanted to shelter her from hearing that she didn't weigh enough/weighed too much....sigh....
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