Our 8 YO dd is five foot tall and 115 lbs. She wears a size 10/12, she is a bigger girl but not obese (I would love to be 5 foot tall and 115 lbs!). My mother and dh's mother's family were all well over 6 feet tall as adults. We don't see any problem with her, but my sister (who is single and has no kids) keeps insisting our daughter get checked out for her thyroid. We took dd to a children's hospital in our area last fall and they ran all kinds of tests for Grave's disease and so on and found nothing wrong! She's a tall kid and is going to be a tall adult! However, this isn't good enough for Sis who is harping AGAIN that we need to take her to ANOTHER hospital for more tests.
Do any of you have a tall child, do you think it's genetics or environmental factors (we personally feel it was food preservatives like growth hormones so we grow our own food now)
Asked by Anonymous at 5:56 AM on Mar. 3, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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Answer by May-20 at 7:31 AM on Mar. 3, 2010
Your 8 year old is bigger than I was 6 weeks after giving birth to my first child with a C-D cup size. (I'm also 5 feet tall and yes I breastfed) while her height might be perfectly normal for her. Her weight is high. Although kids do bulk up before they have their next growth spurt. You've had it checked out and nothing came up so it is time for SIS to shut her trap. SIS is obviously more obsessed with the girl's body image than the boy's. I think it says a lot about SIS that she is harping on the girl and said nothing about the boy. Is she one of these airheads who follows the fashion trends and thinks Barbie is the ideal. I think I would start harping on SIS and her personality flaws that create this obsession with the perfect female body. I would make her completely miserable.
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