2.5 nearly as big as almost 5yo ds

(9 Posts)
LittleMilla Sat 20-Feb-16 16:00:03

This is silly, but worries m .

DS1 has always been quite small, 25th percentile but I'm getting worried his brother who's 2.3 years younger will overtake him soon.

Had their feet measured toda . Ds2 is 0.5 a size smaller than his big brother.

Ds1 picked up on this and looked so concerned that his brother's feet were the same/bigger.

How do you prepare a little boy for the fact his baby brother will soon be bigger than hi .

Feel so sad for him confused

BertieBotts Sat 20-Feb-16 16:09:07

It's probably just growth spurts overlapping, unless DS1 has some kind of disability which restricts his growth? Unlikely that the younger one will overtake.

At that age I'd just say no, yours are bigger. If that doesn't work then just say, hey, how cool is it that you're the same?! That means they can share shoes/clothes and people might think they are twins.

LittleMilla Sun 21-Feb-16 08:43:10

Thanks Bertie.

Having thought more, DS1's feet haven't really grown for about a yea . Should I worry about that?! He has height wise but feet stayed the same.

Tournesol Sun 21-Feb-16 08:51:15

My DS2 who is nearly six has feet only half a size bigger than his four year old sister. People often think they are twins.

DS2 is very small and although I think it is within the realms of normal I have been to GP about it and he is seeing endocrinologist to make sure nothing odd going on.

He too grows very slowly and his feet tend to be slowest of all.

It might be worth a trip to GP just to check all fine.

Sometimesithinkimbonkers Sun 21-Feb-16 08:59:14

My DS6 & DD 4 are constantly asked if they are twins. DS was 5lb2oz born and DD was 6lb 6oz. DS feet are size 8 and DD are 9.5... They are the same height.
Why worry? My DH had two older DS. Both are taller than him. It's all genetics and you can't change that.

Vinorosso74 Sun 21-Feb-16 22:12:15

Not siblings but a friend of mine has a boy who is 21 months older than my DD and they are the same shoe size. My DD is taller than average for her age (not massively so), he is average for age and taller than my DD but very slim build.
His feet don't look small and hers don't look big so am sure there's no problem kids all grow differently.
Your DS 1 still has bigger feet than his little brother.

KayJBee Sun 21-Feb-16 22:22:31

My 2nd and 3rd are like this, though girl boy so not quite as comparable. There is 3yrs 1month between them, daughter was 7 yesterday, son is almost 4.
She is still taller but he has been heavier than her for almost a year now and his feet are almost the same size.
They are just built very differently, he was 10lb 5 at birth, she was only 7lb 5, both almost 42 weeks. He is very solid with chest and shoulders like a rugby player, she has always been quite petite.
Unless your eldest is noticeably smaller compared to his peers, I wouldn't worry.

BertieBotts Mon 22-Feb-16 07:35:54

Nah feet seem to grow in spurts, I remember DS' feet stayed the same size for ages and then as soon as I buy him new shoes he goes up another size! Normal for their feet to stay the same size for a year or so at his age. Thankfully!

dementedpixie Mon 22-Feb-16 07:47:46

My Dd has a friend (age 12) who is shorter and very petite compared to her Younger brother who is age 10. No one ever believes that she is older then him

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