Originally Posted by _betsy_
The second tech commended me for being educated and vigilant - he said usually the people arguing with the techs are trying to get the OK to FF their 18-pound 9-MO as "close enough."
I know a few people who've done this. "He was 19lbs at 9 months old, so I think he's okay. I think I know what's best for my child." Okay, and I think you're a flippin' moron. IMO, to not know and do is one thing-- to have the info presented to you, yet refuse to make the safer choice, is terrible. Safety shouldn't be upon the parents disgression. She argued "Well he's almost a year now and he's 22lbs."
: My sister turned my niece, at 19lbs, and 1 year. Her ped told her to. Another friend's ped told her it was okay to turn her 13 month old, because she was almost 20lbs anyway. I think the education process needs to start with the peds, because so many parents just blindly follow what their peds says.