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My ds appears to be developing stretch marks

(7 Posts)
jampots Thu 18-Aug-05 01:04:58

on his hips!

Is he turning into a pregnant woman?


seriously im quite shocked by this. Any advice/experience?

NotQuiteCockney Thu 18-Aug-05 02:05:39

How old is he? Is he tall?

I think this is pretty normal, I've known a few men with stretchmarks from growing periods.

jampots Thu 18-Aug-05 11:38:35

he's 4'7 and nearly 9. He does appear to have put weight on in the last 6 months

Flossam Thu 18-Aug-05 11:40:11

My DP has them, but from when he was older. His most recent weight gain has added to them too.

jampots Thu 18-Aug-05 11:41:06

dh went through puberty quite early and i think im worried about ds going the same way.

NotQuiteCockney Thu 18-Aug-05 12:55:16

Why does that worry you? Because of the mood changes etc?

In theory, I think rubbing vitamin E oil on skin reduces scarring (which is what stretchmarks are, really). But I don't think it actually works.

tortoiseshell Thu 18-Aug-05 12:58:13

Dh has them from his growth spurt at age 12.

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