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Jeans/ trousers for DD(10) with puppy fat?

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chicaguapa Sun 29-Jul-12 17:27:17

She's got some puppy fat at the moment and I can't get girls' jeans to go round her tummy. She is quite short so if I go up to age 12 jeans, they are way way too long for her. In desperatation I bought M&S boys trousers yesterday, as age 11 went round her tummy. But I don't feel happy that she has to wear boys trousers. Any shops out there do trousers to fit girls who are in puberty and don't have the same shape as when they were 7??

Marian123 Tue 18-Nov-14 13:23:47

There are some fab clothes at specially designed for plus size kids - including jeans - for boys and girls.

pourmeanotherglass Thu 02-Jan-14 23:34:19

I have trouble getting jeans for dd1 who is not fat at all. She has wide hips (and wide shoulders) so skinny jeans don't suit her, and most of the shops only seem to have skinny jeans at the moment. Last year I got her some nice 'boot cut' type jeans from Debenhams, which are a nice fit. I need to get her some more, so any tips appreciated.

dementedma Sun 29-Dec-13 16:36:03

I sympathise. Chubby ds aged 11 really struggles to find trousers to fit and has yearned for a pair of jeans to no avail until this Christmas when a lovely sales assistant in a shop called Blue Inc spent ages finding him a pair that fit! Result!
Such a change from seeing him in trackie bottoms.

Janacek Thu 19-Dec-13 19:32:39

Willowisp that isn't true. Often the earlier periods start the later the menopause. To do with amount of oestrogen.

nooka Mon 16-Dec-13 17:07:10

Some people do appear to fatten up a bit before a growth spurt, but that should be a very temporary thing. Also I think that we have to be careful comparing generations as the rate of obesity has increased so much that our views are generally a bit distorted. So a child thought to be a bit overweight 30 years ago might well be thought completely normal now. Clothes sizes for children have likewise grown significantly around the waist.

Orangeanddemons Mon 16-Dec-13 16:44:56

And I had some control over ds's eating at 12' but the time he was 14 he was going to the chip shop for dinner every day, but he was still as thin as a rake.

TravellingToad Mon 16-Dec-13 16:44:37

Just gently adding that "puppy fat" is a euphemism for "she's fat"

I had "puppy fat" at that age and just got fatter. (slimmed down with diet and exercise at 15)

Fat children tend to be fat teenagers who tend to be fat adults.

I have to agree that i'd maybe focus on getting her fitting into the trousers meant for her age range rather than making excuses for it and trying to find specific clothing for overweight children.

Orangeanddemons Mon 16-Dec-13 16:43:33

But I think there is such a thing as puppy fat. It is when they put it on before a growth spurt. When I was 8/9 I was really chubby. By 11 I was like a piece of string, with no change to eating habits at all. In fact if anything the eating habits got slightly worse as I got older.

Ditto ds. Really round and chubby from about 10-12. Now 6ft 5 and 11stone. He's 19, but was long and skinny by the age of 14

zooweemumma Mon 16-Dec-13 16:40:33

I have to say, and this is my experience only, I don't know any children who were a bit overweight in year 3 who are now slim/average in year 10. All the girls who are friends with the dds and were overweight when small are still overweight, none of them have magically become skinny as they've grown.

Flicktheswitch Mon 16-Dec-13 16:36:28

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zooweemumma Mon 16-Dec-13 16:32:03

To lose weight she needs to eat less. There is no such thing as puppy fat. It's just fat. I would say if no jeans do up round her waist then she must be quite overweight. Exercise won't help on its own, cutting out snacks and reducing portion size is of course the way to do it.

sandgrown Fri 13-Dec-13 21:50:39

I have similar problem with 11 year old DS . He can get plus fit jeans/chino s from BHS but he is desperate for some skinny leg jeans .any ideas?( and before anyone comments he has just completed healthy eating and exercise course with Mend )

sausagesandwich34 Sun 04-Nov-12 18:27:33

it's not the cutting out of unnecessary snacks that's the problem

it's focussing on it through the use of a food diary

there is enough pressure on girls without it coming from home too

slimming clubs don't allow children to join without medical consent for a reason -same principle

Willowisp Sun 04-Nov-12 16:25:40

Ruby if you've had kids then you'll have had months of not having periods, which helps.

If you have beast lumps looked at the consultants will always ask what age your periods start.

I think it's common sense to cut out unnecessary snacks & portion size. No need to be a dietician to diagnose that ! confused

rubyrubyruby Sat 03-Nov-12 23:48:22

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sausagesandwich34 Sat 03-Nov-12 23:35:46


are you a dietician because if not you might want to be more careful with your advice

keeping a food diary and cutting snacks out???

she's a growing girl and shouldn't be cutting out -far too easy to slip into the realms of ED

Willowisp Sat 03-Nov-12 23:29:39

Yes, you only have so many eggs, do the earlier you start, the earlier you have menopause, therefore you reduce your fertility.

Also horrible for very young girls to start their periods sad

YerMaw1989 Tue 30-Oct-12 22:28:24

Are early periods bad for health?

jesus christ started when I was 10

Bigwideworld Tue 30-Oct-12 00:12:29

It's very easy for kids to put on a few puppy pounds and I am impressed that she wanted to shed the extra weight. It is hard to do this healthily and happily especially with teenagers. Exercise helps but is only half the solution (an hour high impact aerobics only burns about 500 cal). Simply healthy eating and portion control also needs to be an every day part of her life now and in the future. Try keeping a food diary for a week and work together on cutting out unnecessary snacks and sweets/sweet drinks.

BloooCowWonders Wed 10-Oct-12 03:16:44

Would it be worth her having jeggings for a while til she grows upwards? Much more forgiving size- wise and also more comfortable to wear for her.

ItsRainingOutside Wed 10-Oct-12 00:27:34

You shouldn't worry about it and neither should she. As long as she eats healthily and gets plenty exercise, she'll be fine. My daughter always carried too much fat from she was 2 weeks old until she started her periods when she was 11. She didn't even crawl prior to walking as couldn't get her tummy off the floor! I also struggled buying clothes for her and she wore clothes for girls twice her age all her young life. The Next Directory saved me as you can order loads then send them back if they don't fit without paying first.

She's now almost 12, 5ft 6ins and skinny as a pole. Her good diet and exercise has finally paid off and I'm sure it will for your daughter too.

Willowisp Mon 08-Oct-12 20:58:47

I'm with seeker here & would be looking at her portion sizes as well as what's she's eating.

The more body far they carry, the earlier they are likely to start their periods, which is not a good thing health wise.

My DD is 9, but wearing age 11/12 clothes. She is fairly slim though has a bit of a tummy, which she is very self conscious of. It really is a tiny tummy, but I don't want her to have issues, so have become a bit more aware of how much she eats. I'm finding that I can give her slightly smaller portions & she's not really noticing.

louisea Sun 23-Sep-12 23:15:55

Was in BHS today and saw that they now have Gently Generous fitting jeans/trousers in some of their styles. Not only are the waists wider but also the legs.

chicaguapa Mon 30-Jul-12 20:45:20

Thanks everyone. I'll do some investigating.

Seeker I am keeping an eye on her diet and she comes swimming with me once a week to swim lengths. She's also been doing the 30 Day Shred with me - but without the pain. grin Her suggestion btw, not mine. I've said she can concentrate on improving her fitness and not to worry about anything else. DH had a lot of puppy fat when he was younger and is a skinny minny now. envy It sorted itself out when he shot up in height. He's not sporty either so probably did his fair bit of lying around being inactive reading around that time.

seeker Mon 30-Jul-12 20:13:03

Can I very gently suggest too that you do need to be a bit careful about "puppy fat"? Do keep an eye on her diet. My dd put on quite q bit of weight at this age because as she got older I had less control over what she ate, and girls tend to do a lot less running round as they get into years 5 and 6.

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