Daughter's weight

(42 Posts)
Bookmonster345 Thu 07-Aug-14 14:30:54

My daughter is edging on becoming fat. She is 12, 5 ft 6 and 7 stone 13 pounds. Although some of this weight is down to having enormous feet (they are a size 8 and a half), she really could do with loosing some weight. Any tips on how to do this in a healthy way?

loudarts Thu 07-Aug-14 15:02:05

Are you sure your numbers are right, at 5ft 6in and 7st 13lbs she would be classed as underweight?

Shedding Thu 07-Aug-14 15:07:05

Might the feet indicate an imminent growth spurt? Why do you think she is fat? she sounds tiny but I expect that BMI is different for children?

missorinoco Thu 07-Aug-14 15:14:07

I agree 5 foot 6 and 7 stone 13 sounds light for height, although similarly unsure about BMI for children.

Orangeanddemons Thu 07-Aug-14 15:19:26

I was 5ft 7 at 13 and weighed 9st 2. I think your daughter is underweight

PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Thu 07-Aug-14 15:28:47

Your dd can't be fat at that weight and height. I'm shorter and heavier than that and I'm not fat (I wear size 8-10 clothes).

GiniCooper Thu 07-Aug-14 15:56:00

She's not fat and her feet are hardly enormous?!

MrsChickPea Thu 07-Aug-14 16:12:39

Her weight appears perfect....according to this.
www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Healthyweightcalculator.aspx

Blueuggboots Thu 07-Aug-14 16:13:26

"My daughter is edging on becoming fat"
REALLY????
She's only 3" shorter than me and I've not been that weight since I was about 8!!!!!

GiniCooper Thu 07-Aug-14 16:48:05

Out of interest what weight do you think She should be?

Enb76 Thu 07-Aug-14 17:28:41

Has she hit puberty yet?

Bookmonster345 Thu 07-Aug-14 17:41:16

Thanks for replying so quickly.
GiniCooper I don't know what weight she should be, but I guess I was a bit alarmed at her going from 7 st 7 to 7 st 13 almost in a month.
Enb76 She has just started puberty, maybe that could be a contributing factor?

17leftfeet Thu 07-Aug-14 17:57:46

Bookmonster

Why are you weighing her every month?

Do you have issues about weight generally?

Your dd is slim on those stats

goldrabbit Thu 07-Aug-14 17:58:39

I'm her height and my feet are that size and at 11 stone my ribs stick through my chest

Please don't just go by numbers

TurnOverTheTv Thu 07-Aug-14 18:07:40

I'm 5'6 and 7st 13 is very slim. I don't know how on earth you can think she might be looking a bit fat. I'm 3 stone heavier and in a size 10.

Blueuggboots Thu 07-Aug-14 19:10:22

At that age, their weight can fluctuate a lot, she's growing. Try not to worry.

Bookmonster345 Thu 07-Aug-14 19:35:00

17leftfeet
I weigh her roughly once a month as I have an under active thyroid gland and therefore monitor her weight to make sure I notice if she is developing the same condition as me ( a symptom of an underactive thyroid gland is weight-gain)

PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Thu 07-Aug-14 19:45:19

It's probably not really useful to be weighing her that often anyway, regardless of the thyroid problems in your family. She's 12 and will be going through a lot of body changes and drawing attention to her weight is not what you need to be doing right now. Especially as you seem to think she's getting fat when she can't be given the measurements you gave in your OP.

Eva50 Thu 07-Aug-14 19:46:55

You need to stop weighing her. This is not good for her. You should notice any obvious weight gain due to a medical condition. I think you should discuss your worries with your GP without your daughter present. Hopefully he/she can reassure you.

LuisSuarezTeeth Thu 07-Aug-14 19:47:29

You sound paranoid and you run the risk of making your daughter paranoid too.

Enb76 Thu 07-Aug-14 19:53:28

She's not overweight. She sounds spot on. I think the rapidity of weight gain is probably due to puberty. I think you should stop weighing her, not just for her but for you too. Make sure she eats healthily, get lots of excercise and slack off with the seeming obsessiveness about weight. You are beginning to make your issues hers. You will notice really rapid weight gain if it's for no reason.

Weighing her every month is doing neither of you any good.

LynetteScavo Thu 07-Aug-14 19:53:46

But if you weigh her to monitor if she may have a thyroid problem, and she puts in weight, then surely you should take her to the gp to have it checked rather than focussing on her losing weight?

Enb76 Thu 07-Aug-14 19:55:59

Also, with size 8 feet she'll probably end up around 5'8-5'9 so she's probably storing up for a growth spurt as well.

RainbowB7 Thu 07-Aug-14 19:59:09

She's not fat

17leftfeet Thu 07-Aug-14 20:03:24

She's supposed to be gaining weight -she's growing

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