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worried about my 8mths old growth - am I doing something wrong?

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AliB1 Mon 03-Oct-11 13:19:06

As title says really, I work very hard to ensure my son has a very healthy diet, everything he has is homegrown and homemade, I don't add sugars or salt or fats and cook everything as healthily as possible.
My son has been on the 99.6th percentile since about 10 weeks, he was breastfed until 5 1/2 mths and started solids around the same time. He is now 8mths and at todays weigh in (he is weighed once a month) he has shot off the chart weighing in at 26lbs11oz. He is also very tall, on the 95th percentile.
this is a normal days feeding (well todays actually!):
Wake up - 5-6oz milk
Breakfast - weetabix (normally eats 3/4-1 weekabix)
11am - approx 3oz milk
12.30pm - chicken, broccoli and leek in a mild cheese sauce
3pm - milk approx 3 oz
5.30pm - dinner - fish pie (cod, peas and sweet potatoe topping)
7pm - milk approx 5 oz

He never really seems completely full, and is baby led weaned which he loves.
He is a very, very happy content little boy, sleeps well, developmentally doing well, etc. I am just worried about how big he is - we are already in 18-24mth clothing as he is so long!

Any advice or similar experiences welcomed!

An0therName Mon 03-Oct-11 13:47:07

honestly I wouldn't worry - he is just a big lad - will probably slim down a bit as he gets older/more mobile -friend of mine boy was huge - v tall and heavy - she did keep an eye on what he ate after he was about two as he ate everything and would happily carry on eating and eating - but now school age and still tall but not in anyway overweight
I would stop weighing him as often as well as it probably adds to the stress

AMumInScotland Mon 03-Oct-11 13:58:22

If he's on the 95th centile for height, and a bit more for weight, then he's got fairly typical proportions really. I'd guess you and/or his dad are tall too, so he's just going to be a tall person. His weight would only be an issue if he didn't have the height to go with it IYSWIM?

AliB1 Mon 03-Oct-11 14:02:58

Yes he has been in proportion all the time, just seems to have spiked up very recently. I'm 5ft10 and my husband is 6ft1 and we both have brother 6ft4 on both sides so definately a very high likelihood of him being tall just was concerned about this sudden spike in weight. He has put on just under 2lbs in 5 weeks which seems a lot to me at his age.

MmeLindor. Mon 03-Oct-11 14:06:44

He could just be having a growth spurt at the moment. 8 - 9 mths is typical for this.

Since he is in proportion, I wouldn't worry.

AMumInScotland Mon 03-Oct-11 14:28:26

I wouldn't worry about it unless his weight keeps going up in really big jumps - a 2lb increase on 24lb isn't as big a jump in relative terms. They do just seem to grow in fits and starts sometimes.

NJ1977 Tue 04-Oct-11 21:23:40

I wouldn't worry, he sounds very similar to my DS.
He was born at 75th percentile, went up to 98 percentile within a few weeks and now at 7 months old is off the chart, weighing 25lb.
He has been wearing 9-12 month clothes since he was 5 and a half months old. He is very tall as well and people often comment on how big he is but the HV is happy with him because he is in proportion, he's happy and eats and sleeps well. I think thats the main thing.. They all even out by about 3 years old apparently.
They are just bonny boys :-)

NJ1977 Tue 04-Oct-11 21:26:19

Oh and forgot to say my DS often puts on half a pound a week even now at 7 months but has been known to put on a pound in a week when he was tiny!

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