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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?
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.
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.
Me - Coreena - 25
DH - Max - 30
DS - Carter - 8-17-11
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.