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My daughters legs rub together when she walks are are becomming sore. :-(

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mummyloveslucy Mon 20-Jul-09 17:57:26

Hi, my daughter is 4.5 and is apparently the perfecy weight for her height. Her little legs are quite chubby though, she still has some puppy fat, either that or she takes after her mummy. grin
Anyway, her legs have started to rub together at the tops when she walks. They are becoming quite sore. I've been using barrier cream on them. I'm going to dress her in either trousers or tights from now on.
Do you think I should try to get her to loose weight? I hate the idea of puting a little one on a diet. She eats very healthily, but does eat a lot. She's always hungry. She hasn't got a sweet tooth but loves cheese, bread and butter etc.
Or should we go for longer walks together?

JamieJay Mon 20-Jul-09 18:00:52

I think you've answered your own question with this statement....perfect weight for her height

At her age you don't want to be putting on a diet, expecally when it's not need. It's just the way she's built, just have in shorts, trousers etc. for a little while.

Nothing wrong with long walks together though, just make sure they're for fun not to try and get her to lose weight.

mummyloveslucy Mon 20-Jul-09 18:05:38

True, she does love walking and is alot fitter than most of her friends. I was just worried that legs rubbing together is usually a sign of being overweight.

belgo Mon 20-Jul-09 18:06:31

If she's a healthy weight for her height, then don't put her on a diet.

Leggings are great in all weather for girls this age. Long walks are lovely for the sake of it, not to get her to lose weight.

belgo Mon 20-Jul-09 18:07:59

Thighs rubbing together isn't always a sign of being overweight, it's just her shape and it is very hard to get rid of fat on thighs.

mummyloveslucy Mon 20-Jul-09 18:10:15

Good idea, she loves dresses and has been wearing them with anckle socks but leggins would be great underneath. smile

LIZS Mon 20-Jul-09 18:10:50

Is she still wetting herself or perhaps a bit sweatier in warmer weather - could it be the damp fabric/skin is chaffing as I don't think dry skin to skin alone would. Maybe try using talc.

Podrick Mon 20-Jul-09 18:12:25

Getting her more physically active wouldn't do any harm
Also you could let her drink water rather than juice based drinks or fizzy drinks.
She will probably naturally outgrow this "chub rub" quite soon though I would think! Do you suffer from the same thing?

mummyloveslucy Mon 20-Jul-09 18:14:05

belgo- I should know lol grin blush

She was a very chubby baby, which was gorgeous. She's slimmed right down and is not at all chubbie around the waist or arms.

mummiesnet Mon 20-Jul-09 18:16:06

Mine rub together and I'm not overweight, just have no hips.

mummiesnet Mon 20-Jul-09 18:17:21

Sorry, I meant I am overweight now, but they didn't when I wasn't.

mummyloveslucy Mon 20-Jul-09 18:17:44

Yes she does still wet herself and mess herself a fair bit. We clean her up streight away, but that could be a contributing factor.

AmazingBouncingFerret Mon 20-Jul-09 18:19:59

Mine used to do that when I was little, my mum used to put me in tights and in hot weather I would use talc. If she's the right weight for her height etc it'll go when she has a little growth spurt.

mummyloveslucy Mon 20-Jul-09 18:22:01

Mine have only rubbed a few times, on a really hot day going for a long walk in a skirt.
I am about a stone overweight but that is all on my backside and thighs.
I'm fine everywhere else. smile

mummyloveslucy Mon 20-Jul-09 18:45:50

I'm going to put her to bed in a minute, she wears a pull up to bed. I've got Sudocrem and a Peter Rabbit barrier cream that is compleatly natural, I'm just wondering which would be best for her sore patches?

Podrick Tue 21-Jul-09 20:03:23

Elizabeth Arden 24 hour cream?

Podrick Tue 21-Jul-09 20:03:47

durr 8 hour cream is what I mean!

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Louby1983 Tue 21-Jul-09 20:32:37

'bum walking', it helps tone u up down there & is a proper giggle & not in the least bit strenous!!! sit on the floor, legs out straight in front of u &rotating ur hips / wiggling ur bum 'walk' ur bum across the floor. its such a giggle, we used to do it in exercise class at primary school. If nothing else its a really good exercise for bonding between u both.
But yes, i too have quite large thighs & get sore especially in the warmer weather. tights just seem to make it worse for me & sometimes jeans too, but leggings are great, vaseline & talk (not at the same time or u'll glue urself together! lol!)

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