Worried about 12 month old..any advice?? Sorry long post.

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Jenniferbell Thu 10-Oct-19 11:50:56

I have a 12 month old who weights almost 15kg (she was born 9'12). She's really tall and has regular rolls & a bit of a belly, but doesn't look really fat, just older than her age.
She's breastfed on demand (especially at night) and has a really healthy diet and has only ever had homemade food with no sugar or salt.
She's very advanced in terms that she has self fed using a spoon and hands since 5 month. She has perfect hand eye coordination, she has loads of advanced words (she can say get it, I have, tanks ect..) she's also extremely social and loves people and other babies.
But she's super lazy!! She rolled early at 3 months and then stopped (she rolled on to her face while a sleep and got a fright) now she only ever rolls when I change her nappy. She also doesn't crawl, but gets into a crawl position to get things. She can bum shuffle, but only when she's in the mood.
But she hasn't started cruising yet or standing and is nowhere near walking.
She's mad to get walking but is still not up, but loves practicing.
We got her checked by OT and she's perfect but het pelvis is still a little unstable so with exercise she should find it easier to roll and sit her self up easier (she basically said she's happy and will take her time)

But my phn had always said she's too big and insisted I was feeding her sugar (I was devastated) she also told me she doesn't need to be breastfeeding after 6 months and to give her water (a different phn said she's thriving and very advanced) phn tried to refer her to peads but they refused saying she sounds fine and obviously genetics, but she contacted my baby's doctor and now my doctor wants to refer her to peads to get her bloods and thyroid checked and I'm really worried...has anyone any information or advice that might help me please!!

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Lycidas Thu 10-Oct-19 12:24:16

That’s 33 pounds. It is a lot, but she could simply shift it all once she starts moving.

It is entirely possible that she’s eating too much of what is healthy, homemade food (particularly if she mastered self-feeding at s young age). Consider keeping a good diary to allay the concerns of the nurse?

Lycidas Thu 10-Oct-19 12:24:40


surreygirl1987 Thu 10-Oct-19 15:26:31

My boy is big too. He was born 9 lbs 10. He only started bearing weight 3 weeks ago!! He is crawling through. He turns 12 months tomorrow. He only figured rolling out at 7 or 8 months. He has hypermobility issues - has that been checked? He is nowherr near walking and not cruising either though finally pulling to stand. Nobody seems worried. My husband was the same.

Dirtyjellycat Fri 11-Oct-19 06:41:18

Her weight is way off the centile charts so it’s worth getting her checked out. There may be nothing wrong at all, but hopefully paeds can put your mind at rest. Try not to worry as she’s clearly doing well in other areas and that’s brilliant. Have you got a referral yet?

surreygirl1987 Fri 11-Oct-19 21:22:24

Oh, just realised her weight. Okay that's a lot - much heavier than my boy. Yeh, worth getting her checked out just to put your mind at ease if nothing else!

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