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My boy is 16month old he has a big belly, he has done a x-ray dat said he is ok, wat can I do to reduce d big belly

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mumcydarasimi

Asked by mumcydarasimi at 10:33 PM on Apr. 21, 2013 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • If the doc says there is no problem you do precisely NOTHING. Leave things as they are. If you disagree with the doctor's assessment, then you get a second opinion.

    Explain what you mean by big belly. Do you mean abnormally distended, like those pictures of starving children in the third world? Or do you mean he's heavy-set?

    And I have to ask this with all respect: Please don't use text-speak when you answer. It is very difficult to understand and miscommunication can lead to misinformation.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 10:44 PM on Apr. 21, 2013

  • baby fat?
    How many babies do you know with a 6-pack?
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 10:57 PM on Apr. 21, 2013

  • Oh god thats "text" speech?! No wonder English teachers are worried!
    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 10:47 PM on Apr. 21, 2013

  • ????
    so there is no medical reason for the big belly? As in.. he is a healthy baby and has a baby belly and you want to get rid of it? I think if your Dr. says he is ok, then you have no reason to reduce his "big bely".
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 10:39 PM on Apr. 21, 2013

  • Most kids get a baby belly. It is part of the way they grow, out then up usually. It will reduce itself as he gets older. If the doctor isn't worried, then you shouldn't be.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 10:41 PM on Apr. 21, 2013

  • Do NOT put your 16 month old on a diet!!! And learn how to spell and do other grammer as well.
    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 10:46 PM on Apr. 21, 2013

  • Nothing. He will thin out. Not to mention toddlers usually arch their back a little and push their little bellies out in front of them for balance. If you are worried about his weight then talk to his pediatrician and ask for a referral to a nutritionist if they feel he needs to slow down his weight gain.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:00 PM on Apr. 21, 2013

  • Babies and younge children seem to look "fat" just before a growth spurt. I would suggest you see if you can get a class on caring for young children. There are many books on the subject at the library. I also suggest ythat you talk to your doctor about your concerns and listen to what he has to say.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:07 PM on Apr. 21, 2013

  • Quit worrying and feed him healthy foods. This is totally normal, most babies have a big belly.
    LeJane

    Answer by LeJane at 11:18 PM on Apr. 21, 2013

  • Babies look like they have chubby tummies because they aren't proportioned like adults. Unless your doctor is concerned, dont sweat it. Just make sure he's getting lots of fruits, veggies, and healthy proteins, and hardly any sugary foods.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 11:25 PM on Apr. 21, 2013

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