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HeatherLopez February 13th, 2013 10:57 AM

Really tiny Ari
I never really thought much of it before. I thought Ari was just small, but looking at stats and clothes sizes of other LOs her age, I am a little concerned. She seems REALLY small.

Right now, she weighs about 18.5 lbs and is in a size 2 shoe. She hasn't gained much since her 15 month appointment. She eats A LOT, way more than my 3 year old.

Her body is perfectly proportionate, only she looks more like a 9-12 month old rather than an 18 month old. I'm not really sure why she doesn't seem to be getting bigger, when she eats and eats. Part of me still thinks she is just a tiny girl, but then another part of me is starting to worry. Do you think I should address this with her doctor?

irishblessing February 13th, 2013 11:07 AM

Re: Really tiny Ari
She could just be small. I think once they get so active it's normal to a degree to not gain a ton. I think Dominic has only gained about a 1-2 lbs since 12 months. Which seems pretty slow of a gain to me (he's about 22/23 lbs at the moment) Her shoe size does seem pretty small though, how tall is she? If you are a bit concerned I would probably just mention it to her DR and see what they say.

Aenyx February 13th, 2013 11:23 AM

It couldn't hurt to mention it if you're concerned. But she might just be tiny.
We have a few little peanuts in the group though so Ari's not the only one.

CoreenaC February 13th, 2013 11:37 AM

Re: Really tiny Ari
Ari definitely isn't the only one. Carter's a little bigger than her but just moved up to 12 month clothes (jammies he's been 12 month for awhile cause he has big feet). I would talk to her doctor if you're concerned but some kids are just little. I have a 6.5 year old niece who's only now pushing 35 pounds and she's perfectly happy and healthy.

mandy5586 February 13th, 2013 12:28 PM

Re: Really tiny Ari
I agree with everyone else! She is probably just a tiny girl. You are tiny, too! How big was she at birth? Brynlee was big, so she's big now, lol

I know that Dee's Rose is a tiny little gal, too!

Rachel February 13th, 2013 02:20 PM

Re: Really tiny Ari
Keelan is tiny too, but on his own growth curve. If she's on her curve, I wouldn't worry about it.

Amanda21 February 13th, 2013 04:05 PM

Re: Really tiny Ari
She is probably just tiny. If the dr. hasn't mentioned anything, then it is probably nothing to worry about, but you could always ask. The dr. wanted kelsey to come back in at 16 months so that she could weigh her again since she was concerned about her weight...she was 19lbs 11 oz at the time. She goes back next week for her 18 month appointment and I would be surprised if she breaks 20lbs.

r&lsmama February 13th, 2013 06:30 PM

Re: Really tiny Ari
She's probably just on the petite size. Layla is also on the small side.

Dee Darling 3 February 13th, 2013 06:32 PM

Re: Really tiny Ari
little rose is even tinier. At 17 months she is just 17 pounds. We just put her in size 3 shoes and she still wears 6 month clothes as well as some 9 months clothes.

Ari is her own tiny self. Developmental concerns are more distressing than weight gain, IMO.

8miraclez February 13th, 2013 07:03 PM

Re: Really tiny Ari
As our doctor has told me, if they are following their own curve, and don't look sickly, then they are just petite. Babies, like everyone else, come in all shapes and sizes.

Just_Marie February 13th, 2013 07:39 PM

Re: Really tiny Ari
Joey is tiny, I'd be surprised if he's twenty lbs. He's been in the 5th percentile since birth, very abnormal for any of my kids. Doc isn't worried, he's eating and happy

HeatherLopez February 13th, 2013 08:07 PM

Re: Really tiny Ari
I think you're right. I think she is just little. I'll mention it at her appointment in a couple weeks, but if the doctor isn't concerned then I shouldn't be worried about it.

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