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Is my DD incredibly overweight????

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Toothache Mon 30-May-05 15:09:26

She's just nearly 10mths old and weighs 22lbs. She is on the 91st centile for her weight, but only the 50th/75th for her length.

My friend was visibly shocked at the size of my dd's thighs the other day.

She doesn't eat that much! 've moved her onto SMA Progress too. She does eat fromage frais for pudding most days though... is that bad?

MarsLady Mon 30-May-05 15:12:14

oh for crying out loud toothy. Make your friend step back before I clock her one. She's fine. She's only 10months old. Don't you DARE start down that overweight, restricting food thing or you'll have me to answer to. Babies grow at different rates. Wait until she's crawling and walking and the weight drops. She may stay larger than some of the skinny babies for a while. So what. She'll be fine! Just leave her alone and continue to do what you do. The fromage frais isn't going to make any difference. DT1 is a tiny wee thing and she goes through several of those.

If I hear one more word then I'm coming over. Honestly.... tell your friend.... on second thoughts.........

LGJ Mon 30-May-05 15:13:25

All children are different, she will be toddling soon and she will toddle it all off, my DS is the skinniest thing you have ever seen, but just before he could walk, he was a right little bloater

Just as a matter of interest where would your friend come herself in the flesh distribution game ??? Is she thin, fat or in between and does she have children ??

gothicmama Mon 30-May-05 15:13:32

I would not have thought so at that age they are gearing up to getting very active soon so I would not worry

dejags Mon 30-May-05 15:13:45

ha! toothache - DS2 is 9 months old next week. He weighs 28.5lbs and measures 77cms, so is over the 100th for both weight and length!

they all grow differently, don't worry, baby's thighs are supposed to be chubby.

jessicasmummy Mon 30-May-05 15:16:14

jess is 10 months, 20lb 7oz 3 weeks ago, 72cm tall.... has chunky monkey thighs and arms.... its cute and tbh, not something i worry about!

i only worry when she doesnt eat!!!

yoghurts - dont panic - if one a day is harming your little one, what the hell is 2 a day doing to jess?!

LGJ Mon 30-May-05 15:17:56


Good point DS(4) has gone from being a great little grubber to Mr Picky, and I know which I prefer.

tassis Mon 30-May-05 15:19:00

Man, if they can't have chubby thighs when they're 10 months old...

I bet she's gorgeous.

Toothache Mon 30-May-05 15:21:27

lol I wasn't planning to put her on a diet.... can't have her growing thinner that her Mummy!

This friend is actually about 6 stone overweight, but her ds is really skinny.

I love her little podgy arms and legs, but I've had that shocked reaction off of a couple of people and it got me thinking....

Thanks you guys for slapping me into line.

jessicasmummy Mon 30-May-05 15:22:17


MarsLady Mon 30-May-05 15:22:53

you're welcome

flobbleflobble Mon 30-May-05 15:26:24

This is supposed to be the chubby stage - it all goes when they walk! Just enjoy!

Toothache Mon 30-May-05 15:26:56

lol Love the name flobbleflobble!

flobbleflobble Mon 30-May-05 15:45:13

Toothache, I have known some very cute and chubby babes from my ante-natal classes 5 years ago and they are not remotely chubby now - I think the chubby stage is ultra-cute so don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

ja9 Mon 30-May-05 19:18:20

tootie, my ds weighed 21lb 7oz at his 8 mth check....

bensmum3 Mon 30-May-05 21:50:44

My beanpole dd now aged 10 and has only ever been on the 25th centile, but even she had chubby thighs before she started walking

hotmama1 Mon 30-May-05 22:00:27

I'm really glad about this thread and the advice you knowledgable mumsnetters have given - as this was worrying me aswell!

My dd is nearly 8 months and at her last weigh-in a couple of weeks ago she was 21lb 7ozs and nearly at the 98th centile - no idea of her height as she has never been measured even at birth but by going by head circumference she is 'taller' than average.

DD has very chunky legs etc and I have been really worried that she was going to be another obesity statistic. So I am now going to chill out and relax until she starts crawling and running about!


moonshine Mon 30-May-05 22:04:26

My ds was about 10kg at 9 months. He's now nearly 12 months and has started to walk and now fits into trousers he had grown out of!

SecondhandRose Mon 30-May-05 22:10:02

I had two porky babies, they are both perfectly healthy normal weight children now. As soon as she starts running around the weight will fall off. Mine have never had full fat milk only half fat, that may help her too. Don't worry, if she ever gets poorly you may be very grateful for a few extra pounds.

mummylonglegs Mon 30-May-05 22:16:54

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Gomez Mon 30-May-05 22:50:28

Toothache you are of course having a laugh! DD2 was weighed on Friday at nearly 12 months and weighed in at a healthy 27lbs 5oz! Your girl has got to go some to catch up .

DD2 has a wonderful J-Lo bum - I just want to slap it to see it wobble! She actually lost some weight when ill recently so I dread to think what she would be otherwise. In fact just checked and at 8 months she was 25lb 6oz so no need to worry just yet!

Just noticed the time of your post and realised you were obvioulsy just bored at work!

Toothache Tue 31-May-05 08:08:40

lol Gomez!

Bored and thinking too deeply about silly things.

throckenholt Tue 31-May-05 08:24:45

some babies just have fat thighs and it comes as a shock to those of us whose babies are on the other end of the scale

keep full fat milk until about 5 - they need fat for brain development apparently.

sallycinnamon Tue 31-May-05 14:33:06

When my dd was 10 months she was on the 91st centile too. It used to really bother me, however now I'm a chilled out mummy and love the fact that dd is a little chubster. There are so many things that make you worry as a new mum. Those stupid graphs are definitely one of them.

tamum Tue 31-May-05 14:37:54

My dd is now a slender 7 year old, but when she was a baby her legs were like inverted triangles. My father used to call her the shotputter. Don't worry, it will all come off when she gets older, I bet she's gorgeous

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