Help needed- 4.5 years old has gained allot of weight since the birth of her sister 8 months ago. they are tandem nursing.
She is now showing up as obese on the growth chart, 40percentile for height and 95 for weight. She was thinner/long prior to the birth of her sister. I think my milk may have contributed.
She eats ok, and doesn't watch tv. She is a reading/crafting type, not inclined naturally to sport (although she enjoys some activity). She seems generally clumsy and unfit now. She drags her feet even on short walks, looking around slowly daydreaming. At the playground she has a difficult time doing things her peers can.
How do I address this issue at this age? I know she is getting allot of calories from nursing but she is NOT ready to wean. I really don't want her to head down this road so young....i just want her to be happy/healthy.
I should note here that I ADORE this child. I dont mean to come off harsh or hard on her. I love every inch of her inside and out. She has many wonderful traits.