1 year old and small

(9 Posts)
Queenie72 Thu 07-Feb-13 18:39:22

My one year old is just under 19 pounds and at his check today the hv said he had dropped a centile and that I had to go back in a month and check he was putting on weight. He is mega active always on the move and has a great appetite. She said I should maybe try giving him some more high calorie foods and when I asked for suggestions her only answer was butter ??!!! How helpful ?? ?! Was wondering if anyone else had any suggestions on a average day he would eat

2 weetabix or porridge for breakfast

Sandwich ( often 2)
Fruit for lunch

Hot meal for dinner today was macaroni cheese a massive portion and brocolli and spinach
A banana
A yoghurt
He also has 2 /3 lots of full fat milk a day

nextphase Thu 07-Feb-13 19:00:05

Do you have any snacks in there?
The easiest way to up the calories, imo, would be to add calorific puddings - e.g. bananas and custard, or fruit crumble.
Or make the snacks e.g. cheese cubes and crackers or grapes, avocado fingers, veg sticks and humous, peanut butter.

Need to bath the kids. Will be back later if I come up with anything else we used to do.

Queenie72 Thu 07-Feb-13 19:27:23

Ah thanks next phase that is v helpful!!

nextphase Thu 07-Feb-13 19:56:19

Right, I've just converted lb to kg. Thats 25th centile. OK, smaller than three quarters of boys that age, but still bigger than a quarter.
What has hit weight been like over the past year? If he's always hovered round the 50 / 25 th centile, and is running round like a loon (even more so than his peers - who may well not be walking yet), or if he's been ill recently I'd ignore the HV!

Rice pudding for pud, and we also made up jelly with a small amount of water to dissolve it, and then milk.

Tuna in sunflower oil as a sarnie filling. Avocado and banana mashed together spread on pitta or ricecakes.

Or, depending on your attitude, cake and biscuits - we quite often make our own. Banana muffins with half the sugar always went down well. Flapjack is also quite good, or even fruit cake.

We tend to have breakfast twice - once on rising, and then again after and hour or 2. Then we mix things about. Pancakes or eggs (boiled, scrambled) for one breakfast.

Queenie72 Thu 07-Feb-13 22:36:42

Wow nextphase , great ideas thanks so much! Hv do strike the fear of god into me sometimes. My 3 year old loves baking so he will love that muffin recipe. He has always hovered in the 25/50 th he was 8 12 when born, I think it was just his weight had dropped. Still can't believe her only suggestion was butter , seriously ??!! I shall stop worrying about my little skinny minny and use your ideas. Thanks x

nextphase Fri 08-Feb-13 20:58:41

Sounds like were aboutn6 months ahead of you - 3 1/2 and 20 months here!
And, yes. My oldest is a skinny minny. Age 2-3 trousers, with adjustable waists pulled in as far as possible. Eats like a horse tho. And hence some ideas about stuffing calories into little people!
Some people would probably roll their eyes at the frequency of cake and biscuits, and I often get strange looks when the kids talk about "second breakfast" Its just what works for us.

Has his weight actually Dropped? In which case its a little more serious. But if he has gained weight, but dropped a centile, and is a wriggle little man, I'd ignore the HV (or stuff him to the gills with mac cheese and a pint of milk before the next weigh in!)

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 09-Feb-13 15:42:14

What milk is Lo on and how much?

Queenie72 Sun 10-Feb-13 18:02:35

Jiltedjohnsjulie he is on full fat cows milk he has about 18oz or so a day

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 10-Feb-13 22:19:27

I know this may sound a little odd but have you thought of cutting down the milk to the recommended 300ml (10floz) and offering more high calorie solids?

You may want to discuss this with a HCP though smile

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