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What makes a 3 y.o. eat like a horse, but lose weight?

My nephew has been slowly losing weight since before Christmas. He hasn't been sick either!

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:57 PM on Jan. 5, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Is he getting taller>> DS lost about 4 lbs and grew up to be a big boy during the same time, lost all the baby fat, but if it is drastic, he should go to the doc!!

    Answer by kimigogo at 10:59 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • Growth spurt.

    Answer by QandA at 11:03 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • He hasn't gotten any taller lately

    Answer by WzrdOfOz13 at 11:04 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • If hes a very active child...always running around and stuff...Has he been checked by a doctor.?..If not Id just want to be on the safe side and get him checked for tapeworms....

    Answer by justinsmommie09 at 11:07 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • This could be normal...growth spurt or just very active. If he has lost say more then 5lbs since Christmas would def talk to a Dr! Could be nothing but then there is always the chance it could be something. Good Luck

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 2:54 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • Have you ever seen how much a three year old moves?

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:25 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • He's a growing child, they get hungry and they tend to be running around alot, they never seem like they want to sit still very long 10 minutes tops. unless of course they are watching a program for a half hour. or you read to them for 20 minutes at a time. I read to mine 3 times a day. I don't think you need to worry about anything, he's probably just loosing his baby fat . gl

    Answer by incarnita at 9:00 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

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