Im very worried about my 20mth old son. I was told by his dr. that he was behind on his weight:( which is 24 lbs and i'm not sure what to make of it! He is in the 25% on his weight and he is 33in tall...which dont worry me just his weight. He has always been tiny for age, but I am now desperate for any suggestions on how to put at least 1-2 lbs on him if not more. he has also been sick for the 2wks with a runny nose and chest congestion, so he hasnt wanted to eat, but anything will help! How bad does his weight sound to you at his height and age??Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:41 PM on Nov. 21, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by phantomphan at 1:45 PM on Nov. 21, 2009
Answer by EmilySusan at 1:48 PM on Nov. 21, 2009
I could have sworn I answered this question last night. It just means that 25-50% of other kids his age are the same height/weight. That's not too bad actually, maybe gain a few pounds. My 4 year old son is 36 in. and 40 lbs. Pretty skinny, but he's so active, running and jumping. Plus, his dad is pretty thin, too. So maybe it's the genes for yours too. For food suggestions, try foods with more protein and carbs. Maybe those pediatric milk shake drinks will help, like Pediasure.
Answer by NightPhoenix at 1:52 PM on Nov. 21, 2009
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Answer by mamie2shoes at 2:54 PM on Nov. 21, 2009
I know boys have a different chart, but my daughter is close to 3 and is only 23 pounds. She is in the bottom percentile, she has always been small and healthy. My doctor said as long as she is gaining and is healthy she is fine. I was worried for a while but since she has energy and eats I stopped worrying. Good luck.
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