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WTH!!!!! I need to vent

Ok so my hubby just took out 20mo so the doctor and he has a cold, but thats not what i am upset about. I am upset that the doc has stated that my son needs to be like 30 LBS....really, she knows that both my hubs and I were very tiny as children, infact my mom states that i was in a rear facing till i was 2 b/c i didnt weigh enough to face forward!!! She is crazy or is she right?

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Asked by Quintensmom at 11:03 AM on Jan. 8, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • my son is 19 months and weighs about 26 or 27 pounds. hes 35 inches tall. the dr says he is skinny but so are we, so its fine.

    Answer by Jnc91 at 11:09 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • My son is 23 mmonths and weighs 28 pounds. Hes like 40 inches. I would ignore him. I mean what does he want you to do shove lard down his throat. Kids it when they want and how much they want. He was probably a fat kid....

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 11:12 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • my kiddo is tall and skinny, doc wants us to give him carnation instant breakfast like 3 times a week. she is worried cause he has only gained 3 lbs since 12 mo

    Answer by Quintensmom at 11:14 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • how tall is he? that does sound like a stretch though, 30 lbs?? my three YEAR old weighs 30 lbs!

    Answer by tnm786 at 11:17 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • Yeah 30 lbs sounds like alot to weigh for a 20 mo old.

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 11:39 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • Find a new doc or don't listen to this one. My daughter weighs 30 lbs and she's 32 months and extremely tall. The weight norm issue drives me crazy... did you all hear a couple of months back about the kids who were denied insurance coverage for being too big at 4 months and too small at age 2, both completely healthy? The doctors get too obsessed, but it's a wider problem...

    Answer by EmilySusan at 11:48 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • How much does he weigh? How tall? My son is 30 months and is 33lbs and 38 inches tall and his Dr thinks he is fine.

    Answer by cassey.e at 12:21 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • my son is 24 months, and weighs 30 lbs right now. but you didn't state hwo much your kid weighed so i don't know how far off you are.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • My 2 1/2 year old weights 25 lbs and the doc is not concerned.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:40 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • WOW! That is a lot for a 20mo old to weigh! My dd is 2 and barely weighs 25 lbs! My friend's 2 yr old weighs 23 lbs! No dr is concerned here...

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 1:57 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

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