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booster shot thats me. :) 18 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 3012 posts
6th Mar '13

So I took my DS who is 4, in for his preschool immunizations.
When he was born he was 8.10 pounds, on the 97th percentile for weight and 75th for height.
Now, he is 49.2 pounds...that puts him in 110th percentile.
His dad is 6'2" tall.
The nurse said she was a bit concerned, however, I do not think there's a reason to be concerned. We are a very active family, I admit not so much during the winter, have to work on that. But the spring/summer we are always out bike riding, playing at the park, out in the back yard on the swings, the bouncy house, swinging.



And we eat relatively healthy. He has started eating his vegetables, especially when I say, don't you want to be big like daddy?



so what do you think?

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
6th Mar '13

My DD wad 28lbs at her 4 yr. Lol



No concerns with her at all she is really active sports dance etc....and extremely hyper. Lol



I wouldn't worry, what is his height?

Ness ♥ MFH 2 kids; Tolleson, Arizona 5344 posts
6th Mar '13

My daughter is 41 pounds and 40 inches :) I wouldnt worry about it if you know you are doing healthy things :) Has the doctor said anything about it?

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
6th Mar '13

is he chunky or is he tall? my 7 year old still isnt 49lbs so idk.

thats me. :) 18 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 3012 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" My DD wad 28lbs at her 4 yr. Lol No concerns with her at all she is really active sports dance etc....and extremely hyper. Lol I wouldn't worry, what is his height?"


what ever 41 inches is.



3 feet 5 inches?

Big D! Due October 7; 1 child; Escondido, California 9518 posts
6th Mar '13

How tall is he? My stepson is 5 1/2 and 48lbs but he's tall at 48in.

thats me. :) 18 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 3012 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting I Stab People:" is he chunky or is he tall? my 7 year old still isnt 49lbs so idk."



he has a flat stomach, no rolls or anything. I would say he is thick.

Big D! Due October 7; 1 child; Escondido, California 9518 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting my awesome boys:" he has a flat stomach, no rolls or anything. I would say he is thick."

Some children have very thin builds and some are more solid. You can do his BMI here




http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/calculator.aspx

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting my awesome boys:" what ever 41 inches is. 3 feet 5 inches?"


id say he is a little overweight for that height then, my 5 year old is taller than that and not even 40lbs

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
6th Mar '13

If he has a healthy BMI and you know he is eating healthy and exercising I wouldn't worry.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" If he has a healthy BMI and you know he is eating healthy and exercising I wouldn't worry."


at 110% his bmi would have him as obese

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
6th Mar '13

All kids are built different. My friends 7 yr old DD is 81lbs and really skinny flat tummy and tiny waist. She wears a size 8-10 clothes. But weighs a lot for her age. Almost as tall as my 10.5 yr old.

thats me. :) 18 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 3012 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Big D!:" Some children have very thin builds and some are more solid. You can do his BMI here http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/calculator.aspx"


according to this my child is obese. :S.
Well, my doctor hasn't said anything to me...but we will see when we have a follow up with him.

thats me. :) 18 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 3012 posts
6th Mar '13

the nurse did say something that it could be a sign of diabetes...
I haven't noticed anything with it.



But they did say when he was born, being so big that he did have a chance of developing it, same with my younger son, being 11.4 when he was born.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting my awesome boys:" according to this my child is obese. :S. Well, my doctor hasn't said anything to me...but we will see when we have a follow up with him."

I wouldn't worry to much until you talk to the doctor. My 3 year old was "obese" at her 3 year check up. She hadn't grown more than an inch in the year. Three months later we went in for a re-check she had grown 2 inches and was fine. I would just make sure he is getting plenty of exercise daily and eating healthy.