But he weighs about 30 pounds and is just right now at about 36 inches in height. He will be 4 at the end of January. So, are there other petite children out there? Any concerns you think I should have? If not, then I am just looking for some peace of mind I guess.
Part of preventative medicine is well visits to a doc (allopathic or holistic) to monitor growth/development. If you're really concerned, take your son to a doctor and have them do a hormone/metabolic workup to see if anything's off (thyroid, growth hormones, nutrition-related stuff, etc. etc.) We did that about 6 mo. ago and everything turned out fine, DD is just petite. Not a terrible surprise.
Are there petite people in your family? If everyone on both sides are taller than average, I'd be more concerned than if you have a few short grandparents/aunts/uncles/parents.
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Has your son always been pretty small or has he suddenly seemed to slow his growth recently? Are you and his dad pretty small also?
He's probably just small, but if you are concerned then I would suggest seeking out a doctor's opinion. It doesn't even have to be an MD; find an OT or a naturopath if you're more comfortable with that.
trust your instincts on this one, mama. if he's happy and thriving (and growing on a curve), then let his small stature become his source of greatest pride!!! small is beautiful.
Blissed out mama to 3 beautiful boys LIFE IS GOOD!
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My ds is a preemie. 4.6lbs at birth. My dh is a big guy. 6foot 5 and 220lbs. I'm a small person. 5 foot 2 and 140 lbs and come from a small family.
It's HARD having a smallish boy, isn't it? I feel like I have to explain to all my family why a 3 year old wears a 3T when "all the other 3 year olds where size 5"?!?!
Rachelle, mommy to 8 year old boys!
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