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he has always been small (was born 7lbs 8oz but went down to 6 something..then gained Very slowly..he was 16lbs at a year..19 lbs at 2..not sure at 3) he has always been very active and seemingly healthy..but as time went on i expected him to have a growth spurt!<br>
he is 4 now and still no sign of one. he is 41" (3.41 feet) tall and still under 30LBS (my guess would be 25 lbs.maybe)<br>
my baby girl is 15 months old 22lbs & 33inches tall, which considering her birth weight of 10lbs 5oz is small too!<br><br>
i breast fed him till he was 2 1/2 but he has always been a very picky and doesn't eat much at all.<br><br>
im really reluctant to take him to the DR. i have a lot of negative feelings about the medical system. but once in a while i worry that maybe something is wrong and the longer i wait the worse it will be.<br>
i also feel guily because i dont take him and if i do now will they spazz at me? i wish i didnt worry so much <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
are there other mommas of small 4 year olds out there that can reassure me?
 

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Yea, DD is 5 and weighs 35 lbs (9lbs at birth). I don't worry about it because my mom says all my siblings were like this ~ even the tall adult ones. If you're worried, I'd go see someone but educate yourself a bit first do they can't freak you out! I always just told the doctors that my mom predicted DC's growth pattern since birth so don't bother telling me that you think it's any more than how she grows.
 

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I agree that it is nice to have some support when you go in. Both of my boys have been really small naturally. My son who is 3.5 is about 28 pounds. We took them in last year for a checkup because they both have lung issues ( and were assigned to see a pediatrician) They sent us to the next city over for blood tests and a sweat test to see if he had cystic fibrosis. I was really confident before I went to the doc that he was fine, but after leaving the office I was terrified that there was somthing wrong with him. Nothing was!!!<br><br>
( PS... you have the most beautiful family ever! I had a little cyber crush on you all a while back!)
 

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DD1 is 4 and just recently gained a couple lbs, she now weighs 29 lbs. She has always gained weight very slowly. She is happy and healthy, just thin, I don't worry about her.
 

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According to my DH's baby book he weighed 29lbs at his 5yr check up. He hit 135 at high school graduation is about 5ft7 now.
 

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My DD is 3.5 & I'm guessing she weighs about 28lbs. Everything falls off her waist, so we just wear leggings (size 18-24 mos or 2T). DS is 16 mos & weighs 26 lbs (no wonder he can knock her over so easily<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) Try not to worry too much Mama. I have to remind myself that both DH & I are small people so our children will also be small.
 

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My DD is 3 1/2 and weighs exactly 30 pounds. She was over 10 pounds at birth. I'm starting to get worried, but that is because she has not gained a single pound in almost two years.
 

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My 8 lb 5 oz dd1 is now almost 11 and weighs 63. They all grow at their own rate. If he is active and eats ok (averaging out to a decent amount over each week or month), then I wouldn't worry. But if your mom instinct is telling you to have him checked out, go in!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">( PS... you have the most beautiful family ever! I had a little cyber crush on you all a while back!)</div>
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really? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush">
 

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ill look in finding your tribe MsChatsAlot, thanks for the tip!<br><br><br>
and thank you all for being mommas of small kids too! it really does make me feel better just knowing we aren;t the only ones..everywhere around us are BIG kids.<br><br>
on eating: he doesn't eat much some days, but other days he eats a ton. it really depends. im wondering if he is maybe intolerant of wheat..we dont eat much refined wheat products, but im going to cut them out entirely and see if it helps at all.<br><br>
maybe i will have a check up set up..just to be reasurred. its been well over a year anyways, so it couldnt hurt..i guess...
 

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My dd is also really small at four. She's not quite as tall as your son--a couple inches shorter but I'm not sure what she weighs. She can still wear her 2ts--and 18-24 months in a couple of things--but has recently moved more into 3ts. I'm not worried. (Although, we saw my mom this weekend and she was kind of freaked out by skinny dd is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: ) I'm surprised--my dh and I are not small people. But dh is from Peru and the rest of his family is small and my mom is short so maybe that's how she'll be built???But, like you, I always figure she'll have a growth spurt one of these.
 

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My 3.5 year old is about 28 lb, he's always been a small (healthy!) kid <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I think my dh was a thin kid too (and is average weight/height as an adult). The dr was fine with my kiddos weight on our last visit.
 

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We just celebrated because my almost 8 year old gained 4 pounds, he's a whopping <b>46 pounds</b>! If you ever saw him naked you'd want to send him a Care Package<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . His dad is 5'11", and on a good day, (like fully dressed and soaking wet<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) he weighs about 145. DS was 8.8 at birth, and always looked chubby, but he had the tiniest little wrists and ankles, so I knew he was going to be a skinny guy once he outgrew the baby chub. He never ate much as a little guy either. I always joked he was like an anaconda, he'd go into a feeding frenzy once a week or so, and the rest of the week just pecking. Recently, in the past six months or so, he has really begun eating heartily (hence the 4 pound gain) but he's still and always will be a <i>very</i> slim dude.
 

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I'm another mom with 2 "skinny" kids. DS at 5 weighed about 34 lbs -- and was about 42" tall. He's grown about 2 or 3 inches since his 5th birthday and has maybe put on a couple of lbs. We don't have a scale at home, so I never know for sure.<br><br>
DD has always been in the 100th percentile for height and the 50th percentile for weight. She has followed both of those height and weight curves since birth.<br><br>
Neither of my kids are sick very often and have good to superior <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> energy levels. If they were sick a lot or complained about being tired all the time I'm sure that I'd be worried, but that definitely isn't the case!
 

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Two small kids here. Ds will be five in June and is 38 inches and hovers around 30lbs. Sometimes 29 and sometimes 32 on a really good day, at the end of the day, with clothes fully on. hehe. He does have some sensory issuse, especially around food but as his sister gets older, I think it may not be so much sensory as normal now. Oh and he was 9 lbs 10 oz at birth.<br><br>
DD is 3 yrs old and is 34 inches and 25 lbs. She hasn't gained weight in about a year. She will eat anything and everything you set in front of her but she's also a very active child. She was 8lbs 11oz at birth and is still nursing regularly.<br><br>
I was 35 lbs in the first grade (so about 6 yrs old) so I suspect my kids will take after me.
 

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My daughter was 8 in November and just broke the 50 lb mark. She is tall and thin. Hopefully, she will stay this way her whole life and will never have to battle with her weight.<br><br>
To the OP, no doctor has ever been worried about her weight. She has seen a few pediatricians and I've asked them all whether I should be concerned about her being underweight and they have all told me that she is fine as long as she is active and has energy (which she does).
 

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My 4 year old is about 32-33 lbs and 39 inches tall. I've been wondering when a growth spurt might come, too. He is very active and eats pretty well. My dh is worried, but I am not. I do take him for regular ped check-ups and the ped says he's doing great and growing on his curve. My younger ds is probably 24 lbs. already and may just catch up to his big brother in the next couple of years.
 

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My DS will be 6 in October and just now hit 40 pounds. He was 28-29 pounds for the first half of his 4th year, and then he was stuck on 34 pounds for like a year. He's perfectly healthy.
 
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