I have a very tiny daughter and the doctor wants her to visit a pediatric endocrinologist. My first child was off the charts as a baby and hung around 50 percentile as a toddler, my husband and I are 5'7" but thin, and we were small as children so we never were concerned. My second daughter, was at 40 percentile at 4 months, and has dropped since. Now at 27 months, she is 21 pounds (lost a pound from 3 months ago) and below 3 percentile. She wears 18 month clothes easily. Otherwise she is growing fine, learned to walk and talk earlier than her sister. By the way, she eats a lot, way more than her sister ever did and nurses.
She does have multiple food allergies, but otherwise she is a little climber, trouble maker, typical 2 year old The only time I notice she is "different" is when people tell me how advanced she is for her age - I then realize they assume she is around 18 months or so. When I tell them she is over 2, they go "wow, she is soooo tiny"
I am a little nervous about taking her. Has anyone had a tiny child and been checked out and everything ok - and then had them "catch up" I guess I was never concerned about her size unless it was pointed out, but now the visit to the specialist is starting to make me worry.