Sometimes it just feels good to know I'm not alone
I met another mom today who's baby is 12 months old and 15 lbs! She acted like it was the most normal thing in the world...it was very refreshing! Part of what bothers me is the fact that dd#1 was such a big baby. She had a food aversion (no texture until 15 months or so) but she was always around the 95th% I remember that she always wore clothes sized twice her age (size 24months at 12 months...in a 2t by about 14 months). Maddie fits comfortably in sz 12 months, but the length is too short sometimes.
We cloth diaper too and I have had fairly good luck with most size Small Wahm-made diapers. We love the size 1 FLAG diapers from www.righteousbaby.com
. Regular prefolds and a snappi also work just fine for us. The best fitting covers I've found are wool soakers with leg cuffs because they are so stretchy and fit a wide range of babies. I also really like Small Bummis whisper pants.
As for non-dairy high fat foods....maybe avocados, peanut butter (if you feel comfortable...my baby loves the stuff), anything prepared with oil. My ped suggested we add a little oil to dd's food. I haven't done it yet because it just doesn't sound very yummy to me. I have given dd Pediasure and she really liked the vanilla but will only take a few sips at a time. The most she's ever had in a day is one can. It was a pain putting it in the fridge every half-hour or so. It is loaded with fat....17 grams I think. I would give it to her more often if it wasn't so expensive. I feel like we just end up wasting it because she sets it down and it gets warm.
I have also been known to give her cereal with half & half. I also make her grits/cream of wheat/oatmeal with heavy cream and lots of butter. Mommy likes to taste it to make sure its okay
I told dh last night that maybe we should feed her milkshakes with high-fat ice cream mixed in. Think she'd like it? If not I know a 5yo that would gladly finish anything left over :LOL
My ped also said that she will likely hit a growth spurt at around 18mo. I am hopeful
: I get sad every time I see her skinny little shoulders and chest. I think it has made me more protective of her, she just looks so fragile to me. I should take a pic to share.
OK...I've written a short novel for your enjoyment
I'll quit my rambling for now. Good night fellow skinny-babe mommas