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14 month old lost 300 gms in 1 week

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AlCookie Mon 20-May-13 15:47:48

I am so so depressed!

We went on a family vacation for a week and my 14 month old son lost 300 gms. I tried my best to keep his 3 meals and snacks going on but i seemed to have failed miserably! I kept his sleep schedule perfect all through. We planned everything around his sleep and meals and always offered snacks at regular times no matter where we were. But nothing worked.

I feel so guilty for going now. I should have never gone. I feel I should just sit at home and just make sure he eats.

Also, he has always been around the 5th centile for weight, so i have spent months worrying about him gaining weight. I worked so hard to get him close to the 9th centile and now i have messed it all! He has a mild cold now...that will add to his weight loss/appetite loss!!!

I am so worried...please help me out. Any way for him cover the lost weight sooner or am i back to ground zero and will have to work all the way again???

I so hate myself right now!

PilchardsonToast Mon 20-May-13 16:25:43

Please don't hate yourself, if he lost it in a week he will most probably gain it back over their few weeks. He was probably more active than normal and burned more energy or something. But seriously don't beat yourself up about this as it will almost definitely resolve itself in the next few weeks smile

ilovepowerhoop Mon 20-May-13 16:35:25

300g is nothing and I wouldnt worry about it. I would stop weighing him as well as it is obviously adding to your worries. Look at the child rather than what he weighs - if he is happy and thriving then that is what matters.

silverangel Mon 20-May-13 16:39:29

My DTs were tiny 31 weekers and I was obsessed with getting them weighed but I haven't weighed them for ages now and I have no idea what centile they are on (22mo now). They are happy and healthy and I go on that instead of the scales - 300g is nothing in the grand scheme of things...

Dulra Tue 21-May-13 11:01:46

I agree with the other two posters. Firstly you brought your little one away on holiday you all had a great time do not hate yourself for it you have to live and enjoy life. He lost a tiny bit of weight while you were away but like the others said 300gms is nothing. You sound so stressed and I agree with silverangel the constant weighing is adding to your anxiety. Kids of that age are continually losing and gaining weight so keep an eye on your child if he is happy and healthy and developing fine there is no need to weigh him as much that you would even notice a 300g loss. Maybe try and just get him weighed every couple of months and try and enjoy him. I stressed over my dd1 weight when she was small she is now 5 and I look back and regret all the time I spent worrying over what she ate and how much she weighed. Go easy on yourself you are doing a fantastic job and he will be fine, but you may not be so go easy on yourself

RoadsTwo Tue 21-May-13 11:13:09

300g: a big poo?

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