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Ok...initially you are all going to think I'm overreacting but at the risk of sounding ridiculous I must say it. My daughter's belly is huge and it's really worrying me. I've noticed other toddlers her age (she's 2 1/2) have outgrown the big belly thing whereas my daughter's only seems to have gotten bigger. It seriously appears as if it is stretched tight at times it's so big (and hard). I have noticed that it is not always so big, but I haven't noticed that it's correlated to eating/pooping...so anyway, I thought I would ask you mama's before I bring her to the pediatrician. TIA!<br><br>
By the way, my daughter is average sized (if not skinny) everywhere else and she has no known food allergies/intolerances.
 

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My first thought is have you had her checked for worms. Gross I know but kids do get them and their tummy can get distended from it. There are other things it could be to but I cant think of them. Have you googled swollen abdoman toddler and see what you pull up?
 

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Is there celiac disease anywhere in your family? Is she thin as well? Bloated stomach and thin is classic celiac (although parasites are also another possibility).
 

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My middle dd was like that. Turns out it was the dairy she was getting. When she was potty training she started having constipation issues(didn't want to poop on the potty) we figured out that the dairy was not helping that too. When she drank milk we could literally watch her stomach get bigger. Once we cut back her milk & cheese(down to 3oz a day) her stomach shrunk to a regular size & we had to buy her new pants becuase they were all too small in the waist after it went down.
 

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I'd be thinking structural (you could go to a chiropractor and get it checked) or food allergies.<br><br>
My friend's dd had a buddha belly at age 5. It was purely structural. A couple adjustments and it was all set.
 

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Thank you all for your replies, they are all very helpful...I'm going to look into the Celiac thing...my doctor has mentioned to me before that he would like me to get tested for that so..hmmmm...<br><br>
Thanks again.
 
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