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post #41 of 104

Well, I can join the skinny but not little group.  My DS is 8months, weighs 20lbs and is 30in long. When I tell people he is 8 months they all comment on how big he is. He is really tall- 100% for  height and 3% for height to weight for age. So skinny. He just keeps growing and growing and he eats well. I think people think he should be doing more because when they see him they think he is older than he is. I hope that everyone that says he is "a big boy" won't give him a complex as he grows up. I think he is just perfect!!

post #42 of 104

It amazes me that 20 lbs is the 3rd percentile for his age when my girl is barely 17 lbs at a year old!


 

post #43 of 104

It IS amazing how such a small difference can put little ones into a different percentile!

 

Loves2bgreen - my DS is similar - he's something like 90+ for height, and 50th for weight, and going down the weight percentiles. Some "at 18" predictor said that he's likely to be 6'1" and 150lbs or something. Which would be more or less exactly like my Dad, brother, uncle on my mother's side...

 

My DD is so tiny, and she is always getting comments about how little she is. She doesn't like it much. But people were always totally impressed with how "smart" she was for her perceived age. DS may have the opposite problem - people expect that he's older than he is, and don't understand why he doesn't talk better, or walk yet, etc. Overall, I think DD's situation is better.

 

 

 

post #44 of 104

I've definitely run into some of that already. Cecilia is pretty verbally advanced for her age, but of course, she looks like she's 6-7 months old. The other day we were in the checkout line at the grocery store, and she started coughing. I gave her a sip of my water, and she said, "I want more." I gave her another sip and she said it again, so I gave her a third sip. The cashier was floored. She said, "Did that tiny baby just say 'I want more?'" I had to explain that she's actually almost a year old!


 

post #45 of 104

I don't know if I can officially join, but here is our story..... DD1 was HUGE- 22 lbs at 6 months and almost 30 inches.  

 

DD2 was born big, 9 lbs, 12 oz and now at 7 months she is 17 lbs.... not too bad or small, but not great growth.  She is 28 inches long, so in the 90-95% for length and 25-50% for weight (which she was above 95% at birth).  She was growing fine until 5 months, just over 15 lbs. 

 

We are having testing done for allergies.  Anyways, not really super skinny, but for her height, she is pretty thin.  

post #46 of 104
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I've definitely run into some of that already. Cecilia is pretty verbally advanced for her age, but of course, she looks like she's 6-7 months old. The other day we were in the checkout line at the grocery store, and she started coughing. I gave her a sip of my water, and she said, "I want more." I gave her another sip and she said it again, so I gave her a third sip. The cashier was floored. She said, "Did that tiny baby just say 'I want more?'" I had to explain that she's actually almost a year old!


 


This has been my whole week smile.gif. DD has hit a ton of milestones, and people are amazed and think that she is some kind of baby genius. They dont realize that she is almost 14 months old! People stop and stare and say things like "Can you believe how well that little baby walks?"ROTFLMAO.gif

She is 10 days away from 14 months and she is weighing in at around 17lbs 9 oz.
post #47 of 104
I should chime in. My lo is 9 months and 15lbs and 70%? For height. She used to have one thigh roll but I think it's gone now. I'm not concerned about the slow weight gain. She's not into solids much and nurses a lot and is just getting tooth #1. She started crawling at 6 months and is SO active!

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post #48 of 104
Carepear
What high fat solids does your lo like? Eve only likes avocados but the are so messy!

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post #49 of 104

My son was just under 7lbs when he was born, and he just turned 8 months and weighed 17.5 lbs at the doctor's the other day. Is this skinny? My ped doesn't seem to care at all about percentiles, so I looked it up myself. It's like 13th percentile.

 

Nobody has made any skinny remarks, and I thought he looked enormously fat until I looked up his percentile. He's around 27.5 inches.

 

But yeah, he can still wear 6 months clothes.

 

We did see another baby close to his age at a restaurant yesterday. Judging from her behavior/development, she seemed around 7 months so a bit younger -- and she was so big compared to him. :)

post #50 of 104

DS was 18 lbs and 29" at his 9-month appointment, putting him at about 75% for height and 10% for weight.  Dr (family doctor) was not concerned at all.  He was born at 6 lbs 3 oz and has pretty much stayed on the curve.  Not eating much solids, only really likes apples and pears, but we are sorting out some allergy issues.  I have good supply even on a pretty severe elimination diet which is a good thing.

post #51 of 104
carepear, my DD has never ever had a leg roll or neck roll or any other roll. By 5 months she got a double chin, but was still a skinny little thing, and still is at 3! But by 5 months, the specialist ped and the GP and the nurses had all stopped worrying, as she was gaining, just slowly, and following the 3rd percentile ok. Also, by 6 months she was above the 25rd percentile for height. She didn't start gaining well (jumping up to above 15th percentile) until 18 months.

At 6 months DD weighed just over 12 lbs. At 8 1/2 months she weighed about 13.7 lbs.

I think it might be worthwhile to test for iron deficiency and possible gluten intolerance in an older baby, if you are worried, or drs are harassing you. But a child who seems otherwise healthy and on track, with no other markers, is most likely fine. We did no testing, weren't offered, and it was quite clear that DD was fine.
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post #52 of 104
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carepear, my DD has never ever had a leg roll or neck roll or any other roll. By 5 months she got a double chin, but was still a skinny little thing, and still is at 3! But by 5 months, the specialist ped and the GP and the nurses had all stopped worrying, as she was gaining, just slowly, and following the 3rd percentile ok. Also, by 6 months she was above the 25rd percentile for height. She didn't start gaining well (jumping up to above 15th percentile) until 18 months.

At 6 months DD weighed just over 12 lbs. At 8 1/2 months she weighed about 13.7 lbs.

I think it might be worthwhile to test for iron deficiency and possible gluten intolerance in an older baby, if you are worried, or drs are harassing you. But a child who seems otherwise healthy and on track, with no other markers, is most likely fine. We did no testing, weren't offered, and it was quite clear that DD was fine.

I second this recommendation. DD was tested, and she had above average iron, so that wasnt a concern for us. I really think if a kid is healthy and on track, I just dont care if people are harassing me or what percentile she is in. Right now she is in the 1% on weight and 10% on height and 75% on head size. You'd think she looked like a bobblehead doll just looking at percentiles smile.gif.
post #53 of 104

Can I join? :)

 

Reading about all your skinny babies really makes me feel better about our situation! I keep having to remind myself about the laws of averages (we can't all get A's, if you will).

 

My Lucius was 9 lbs 8 oz lbs at birth, and quickly fell off that curve. At 5 months he is weighing in at 13 lbs 12 oz. He is very active, very happy, and I feel like he eats all the time. I do wish he'd spit up less, but we'll be working on that with (anti-)gas drops and more frequent burping. Dr wants us to start solids, once a day, but otherwise doesn't seem too concerned with Lucius' percentile (he was 11% at 4 mo well visit and 8% at 5 mo weight check).

 

Luckily there are no other babies in the family, so so far he's gotten a lot of "he's so big!" from them. However, in our mom & babe yoga class, there is a less than 3 mo chubby boy (all breast fed) who weighs more than my little boy. It's crazy seeing them next to each other!

post #54 of 104

I'll jump in...mine isn't skinny, but she is tiny.   She started out small, 5lbs 14oz at birth, 5lbs 3oz when we brought her home from the hospital.  I had been induced at exactly 37 weeks.   She just turned one on Easter a few weeks ago.  She currently weighs 17lbs 15oz, and is 28" tall.   She wears size 6-9 months(and some of them are big on her still!).  Just started being able to wear size 9 months(definitely still big, but wearable).   Our ped has never had any problem/concern, she was hitting milestones fine, was always alert and active, ped always says she is "perfect, tiny, but perfect!"

 

The funniest is the looks we got when she was first walking-she started walking at nine months, still in size 3-6 months, so pretty tiny, people were always shocked.  Even now, people are surprised when they see her walk, they assume she is much younger.

 

We don't really worry about it, as long as she is healthy and active, she's just small.

post #55 of 104

We do ground beef, chicken, peanut butter, squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes.  If something isn't fatty then I add oil to it.  Now that she is much better at eating I don't worry about adding too much extra fat.  I pretty much feed her anything we are eating so if we are having tacos then she will eat the ground beef, cheese, etc.
 

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Carepear
What high fat solids does your lo like? Eve only likes avocados but the are so messy!

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We do ground beef, chicken, peanut butter, squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes.  If something isn't fatty then I add oil to it.  Now that she is much better at eating I don't worry about adding too much extra fat.  I pretty much feed her anything we are eating so if we are having tacos then she will eat the ground beef, cheese, etc.
 



 



 

My LO loves 4-cheese ravioli(we buy big bags of it frozen at Costco) with butter and sprinkled with Parmesan(makes it easier for her to eat, the butter makes is slippery!)

post #57 of 104
What age did you introduce dairy. Nuts. Legumes? I feel like she's ready for something new...

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post #58 of 104

Amaryn weighed 14lbs 2oz at her 9 month visit.  Considering it took her 3 months to gain less that a pound, she'll probably make it to 15 by her birthday.  She was 8lbs 1oz at birth.  My older daughter was 19lbs13oz at 9 months.  Same parents, same birth weight and length.  weird.  I still worry about her.

 

And we just let her eat whatever.  SHe is not a fan of being spoon fed (at least by me.  My the grandparents watch her, I think they spoon feed her baby food) so she mostly gets small bits of whatever we're getting.  I'm not too worried.  We were so cautious with my older daughter, but she wasn't quite as grabby and persistent and A.

post #59 of 104

Can I join? Took my babe to doc yesterday for his 4 month appointment, he'll actually be 5 months next week though. He was 11 pounds 12 oz and 24", 8.6 pounds and 18" at birth . Saw nurse instead of doc this time and she prescribed him medicine. She asked why he has only gained 2 pounds since last appointment and I said I don't know other than probably because he's still spitting up, but not as much as before, and that he is no longer gassy. Sometimes there will be a BIG puddle on the bed, but in the last month this hasn't been happening much. I don't know what else I can do besides feed him often and give him mini meals so it doesn't all come back up.

 

Her concern was that he was in the 50% for weight, and 25% for height at his last visit and now below 3% and 10% height. We have to go back in two weeks for a weight check. We had to do this once already and they were happy when he gained almost a pound a week later. I should also note that I don't like our doctor, and was going to switch to the other doctor in the practice that saw us in the hospital, but found out she is no longer there as of two weeks ago. Should I switch with all this going on?

 

He's rolling back and front, active and super happy so I haven't been worried until now. I was afraid they were going to say he was small again and was dreading the appointment ...sure enough that has happened.

 

 

post #60 of 104
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Can I join? Took my babe to doc yesterday for his 4 month appointment, he'll actually be 5 months next week though. He was 11 pounds 12 oz and 24", 8.6 pounds and 18" at birth . Saw nurse instead of doc this time and she prescribed him medicine. She asked why he has only gained 2 pounds since last appointment and I said I don't know other than probably because he's still spitting up, but not as much as before, and that he is no longer gassy. Sometimes there will be a BIG puddle on the bed, but in the last month this hasn't been happening much. I don't know what else I can do besides feed him often and give him mini meals so it doesn't all come back up.

 

Her concern was that he was in the 50% for weight, and 25% for height at his last visit and now below 3% and 10% height. We have to go back in two weeks for a weight check. We had to do this once already and they were happy when he gained almost a pound a week later. I should also note that I don't like our doctor, and was going to switch to the other doctor in the practice that saw us in the hospital, but found out she is no longer there as of two weeks ago. Should I switch with all this going on?

 

He's rolling back and front, active and super happy so I haven't been worried until now. I was afraid they were going to say he was small again and was dreading the appointment ...sure enough that has happened.

 

 

 

My guy's little too. At our 4 mo check up the Dr wasn't happy with his weight gain (dropped to 10th percentile, was 50th at birth) and asked us to come back a month later for a weight check. We did and he was at the 8th percentile. This was good enough to call it "staying the same" for our Dr and he's not worried. His theory is our little guy is just super active and burns as lot of calories. At 6 months, he's already started crawling and will literally chase me around the house!

 

I'd say if your LO is active, meeting milestones, is happy and growing, try not to stress over it. I know, it's hard. DH's co-worker has a theory that Drs make parents worry to justify their jobs.

 

As for the spitting up thing, we found using (anti-)gas drops really helps. I use RiteAid store brand and like them better than Mylocon drops. I try frequent burping too, but DH is way better at it cause DS can't squirm and latch back on...
 

 

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