AIBU to think a just 10 month old child shouldnt be in size 18-24 month clothes?

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mom1983 Fri 01-Aug-14 12:03:43

Just that really..

My friend has a daughter who is a little over 10 months old and she says she is in size 5 nappies and size 12-18 month clothes, but is wearing some 18-24 month stuff already!!!

I know all kids are different etc... but isn't that abit big?

She is a big girl, was weaned early (3-4 months) - my friend was keen to get her on solids.

I was like (*_*) when she told me... aibu?

umm if her dd fits into those size clothes i'm not sure what the mum can do about it. Are you suggesting the mum is overfeeding dd or that she has a medical condition that has made her unusually large, which needs medical attention?

TBH it is none of your business and I wouldn't raise it with your friend. All children grow at different rates.

AnaisB Fri 01-Aug-14 12:07:16

Are you concerned about the child being big? Are you worried that her mother is dressing her in clothes that are too big? Do you think that because the mother weaned earlier than you her daughter will grow into a giant?......what's your point?

frasersmummy Fri 01-Aug-14 12:07:42

you cant stop kids growing... what do you think your friend can do ??? confused

Catsize Fri 01-Aug-14 12:07:54

YaBU. My DD just turned 5mths and in 9-12mth clothing. At 2mths, she was in a 12-18mth outfit (probably because it was made too small tbh). Both my children are tall (which according to another thread makes me an amazing parent). My son is 2 and in age 3-4. Some 4-5. He is all lithe and sporty, was breastfed until he chose to stop at ten months, just after he started walking. So what?

YouTheCat Fri 01-Aug-14 12:09:04

Clearly she should be squeezing her child into 9-12 month sized clothes just to make you happy. hmm

Curlyweasel Fri 01-Aug-14 12:09:49

How big? Is she overweight, or just big for her age? Are we talking ALL of her clothes in that size, or just some? My 3 mo is already outgrowing some outfits (from certain supermarkets) which are designed to last up to 6 months - if you said the same about him I'd think you were being a bit judgey without knowing all the facts.

If, however, she's obese and being over-fed, then I don't think YABU.

OutragedFromLeeds Fri 01-Aug-14 12:10:19

A child shouldn't be in clothes that are much too big for them or much too small for them.

Do the clothes fit?

Are you concerned that the child has a medical condition?

callamia Fri 01-Aug-14 12:11:08

My nine month old has been wearing 12-18m clothes for at least a month, and some of those are tight on him (thanks M&S!). He's not a massive fatso, or particularly tall, just rather solid.

She may well level off when she starts really walking etc, I've noticed at this age there a huge differences in size, but it's all 'normal'. It's mildly interesting, but it's not really cause for horror.

PickleMyster Fri 01-Aug-14 12:11:47

Is she a long baby? My DS was long, on the 99th centile, so by 10mth he was in age 12-18mth, plus I found clothes sizes vary from shop to shop. I have to start clothes shopping for DS about 3mths before his birthday because clothes are getting to small on him.

thatwhichwecallarose Fri 01-Aug-14 12:11:49

It's really not an issue.

Some shops make clothes far too small, some kids are different shapes to average (so need them big for long legs but not tummy etc.) and some kids are bigger the average (someone has to be at the 98th centile by definition).

Unless you're worried that she is malnourished I would keep
Quiet if I were you.

Vitalstatistix Fri 01-Aug-14 12:12:11

My kids were both 10 and a half lb when born. They went straight into 3-6mth clothes and went on from there.

I don't really see what it is possible to do to make a baby smaller. They're as big as they are, really. What are your concerns?

IckleBird Fri 01-Aug-14 12:12:14

Its not a big deal and if it is im sure it would be flagged up at the 1yr hv check...
My dd is four and a bit and is in age 2-3 clothes and some 18-24months not like im under feeding her or anything.

It might just depend on where she is buying the clothes even if the dc is visibly chunky it will soon take a stretch when walking.

Curlyweasel Fri 01-Aug-14 12:12:28

but it's still not your business.

my dd is 8 and wears age 12-13 knickers. not because she's fat, but because she's got a lovely round little bottom and age 8-9 ones seem to be made for children shaped like pipe cleaners!

PickleMyster Fri 01-Aug-14 12:12:34

Are you concerned about the baby's weight?

My niece is 18 months younger than her older sister, only three centimetres shorter and a couple of pounds lighter. She is simply very tall and her body matches that. (98% centile for height/90% for weight).

I would say YABU, if I could work out what your AIBU is.

mom1983 Fri 01-Aug-14 12:12:59

I was trying to be... abit tactful I guess.

The child is big, I don't agree with early weaning... maybe that had someone to do with it? Pasta for a 4 month old isn't the norm I know.

I just don't think it is acceptable for her to be that big... she isn't tall shes just..... very chubby.

It isn't my business, but I can still write a mumsnet post to vent my opinion right? and I wont say anything to her about it - but if it was my child I know I would be kerbing the types of food she is feeding her.

ikeaismylocal Fri 01-Aug-14 12:13:45

YABU.

My ds was in size 18-24 month clothes at about 9 months, now a year later lots of the clothes still fit him as he has got longer but slimmer.

Surely you just dress your child in clothes that fit.

Oh! I missed the sneak early solids thing.

YES! People who wean early always have ENORMOUS, OBESE children.

I had bruisers for babies, they were always in clothes in sizes above their actual age.

I can't see the issue.

kimlo Fri 01-Aug-14 12:14:28

Dd2 is a big girl, shes 5 and in 6 to 7 clothes. It was a shock after her sister who has always been on the small side, she didnt go in to 0 to 3 month until she was 3 months 3 to 6 months at 3 months and so on.

They have both been fed the same they're just diffrent. I didnt introduce solids until 6 months.

Plus ive got a terrible habit of shrinking things in the dryer so things that are big on the first wear aren't quiet as big on the second.

It is big for a 10month old but unless she's being overfed YABU to worry over it.

She will have a HV and a GP as well as parents - who if she has a medical condition will presumably be aware and monitoring it.

On a side note: DS was huge up till 12 mos... But now nearing 2 hasn't gone up a size at all in clothing for a year - he's just slimmed out and gone up a little in height, a totally different body shape to his chunky Buddha baby phase - but fits the same clothes. I think a lot of kids do this.

So your AIBU is really

AIBU in thinking my friend's daughter is seriously overweight, and I think it is down to early weaning?

In which case, YABU.

But great post. Fat kids AND early weaning in one thread.

Bluecarrot Fri 01-Aug-14 12:16:02

Dd has just turned 6 months and is in some 12-18 month clothes, partially due to being 97/98th percentile in height and weight since birth and partly due to cloth nappy. She is mostly breastfed ( just started solids) so not over fed. She's just chubby.

MiaowTheCat Fri 01-Aug-14 12:16:39

Both my kids have been in that size by any point between 10 months and 12 months, depending on the fit of the garment... my 16 month old is in quite a lot of age 2/3 years stuff now. Both in size 6 nappies as well btw - one's a very heavy wetter overnight and the 5 1/2s leak on her, and the other's just long bodied so get a better fit off the 6es.

They're just very tall kids and the alternative is stuff that doesn't fit 'em. You sound wonderful and judgemental though, but you do realise clothes sizes are a recommendation for the average child and not some kind of contractual obligation?

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