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haven Fri 13-May-05 19:29:11

when does toddler tummy go away...?

NotQuiteCockney Fri 13-May-05 19:53:55

My 3.5 year old doesn't really have it any more. He's pretty skinny, but I don't think any of the 3.5+ kids in his class have toddler tummy.

It's because they've got lots of organs in there, and not much in the way of abdominal muscles.

Davros Fri 13-May-05 20:15:31

My 2 year old DD has got a HUGE tummy, not helped by 2 weeks of steroids recently. But she was already a tub. She doesn't over eat (except during the steroids) and I have trouble buying clothes for her to fit her waist but not too long.... It does worry me a bit and I've spoken to GP and ENT consultant about it but neither think its anything to worry about.

wheresmyfroggy Fri 13-May-05 20:20:49

Not sure but mines making a comeback

haven Sat 14-May-05 02:23:31

wheresmyfroggy that's funny!!!

i was curious because ds has a good size tummy, firm not blubbery...my nephew 18months has a tummy but kinda blubby..ped. said that the tummy normally start to go away when they start to get active and start to use their stomach muscles more..their muscles are weak at first that is why they stick out so much...some days it doesn't look to bad but some days he looks almost like an ethiopean..
i'm not worried just wondering when i could expect it to start to go away...
Davros said steroids, ds has had loads of roids..that may be a factor..he has started to lose his appetite (toddler stage) that might help..sometimes he just looks uncomfortable.

Wallace Sat 14-May-05 20:57:07

My dd is almost 4 and still has a huge tummy most of the time! Her skirts and trousers always sit below the bulge. She is tiny height wise for her age though

dinny Sat 14-May-05 21:24:26

My dd's ballet teacher made me laugh last week - said she loves the way little girls' ballet wraparound skirts sit either above or below the pot! My dd (3) has a beautiful biscuit barrel

ghosty Sat 14-May-05 21:30:29

DS is 5 and is only just losing his toddler tummy. He has skinny arms and strong muscly little legs ... no fat to speak of but has had this hard pot belly for ever. He has been active and running around for 4 years ....

sansouci Sat 14-May-05 21:31:07

Death to all threads!

dinny Sat 14-May-05 21:33:46

why IS it such a hard pot, Ghosty?? dd the same...

dinny Sat 14-May-05 21:34:08

Sansouci, you OK hon???

ghosty Sun 15-May-05 02:02:19

I dunno why it is so hard dinny ...
Sometimes DS looks pregnant!
Sansouci ... you trying to be a thread killer?

anniebear Wed 18-May-05 12:18:42

My twin girla are 3.9yrs, one skinny and one bit more chubby with a biggish tum!!! Her skirts often slide underneath it!!

Have real trouble getting trousers for her as she is not particulary tall, but needs the waist size bigger!!!!

Think she is gonna take after me!!!

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