they just dont seem to get that their is an obesity epeidemic on. they are all of them, skinny as rakes. mil worries they are underweight and undernourished and i dont feed them. but i do. the only things we dont have at home at any rate, are fizzy drinks and sweets chocolates crisps etc. but we have them out and about all the time. i buy fruit, put it on the table, and it gone in a couple of days. depending on the fruit, it might only last a few minutes. they dont eat much veg, but the sheer quantities of fruit consumed, mean i dont stress as much as i should. sigh. grass always greener etc.
It is healthy to be skinny if that is their genetic make up. As long as they are eating well and healthily don't worry. Make sure they are getting a good mix of protein, fat and carbohydrate, vitamins etc and they will be fine. Don't give them low fat or low carb stuff - these are for fat adults, not growing children.
If it is any comfort, mine all eat vast quantities and are skinny. Wish I was!!! Their sports coaches tell me to give them more chips!!!
You are not alone. I have a dd who is 8, 128cm tall and is on the 9th centile. She is just a bag of bones. She has a pretty poor diet but can fit into clothes for 4 year olds. The length is problematic. We've just been trying to buy her some autumn/winter trousers. We visited four shops and those that reached her ankles just slid down. The milk she drinks is full fat, the spread she uses is butter and I try to send a yoghurt in to bolster her calorie intake. The GP did say that it was better for her to be a thinifer than a fattypuff, but it is annoying. She loves to swim, but comes out virtually blue.
My boys eat constantly and it's predominantly fruit, crackers etc but I don't stress about them having crisps almost every day as they are incredibly active and you can count their ribs at the swimming pool. Clearly have their dad's genes
I've been trying to fatten up DS for over 21 years - he's still skinny (and short, which bothers him more) despite all our efforts. However, he is the healthiest person I've ever known - he had a total of four days off in his entire school life.
DD is also skinny, however it's seen as OK for a girl, so it doesn't worry her, which is just another instance of double standards.