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Why would a one year old lose weight?

Why would one year old who is eating all the time lose a pound in less than a month and drop off the charts?

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Beyondthesky37

Asked by Beyondthesky37 at 12:54 PM on Oct. 20, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • growth spurt,maybe. if your dr.'s not concerned about it,i wouldn't be either.
    pam228

    Answer by pam228 at 12:58 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • Have they recently started cruising the furniture or walking? At that age, mobility is very important to toddlers. They may or may not eat as well and are VERY busy moving, thus burning calories too. I would keep an eye on the weight issue, but would not be too concerned at this time.
    cdgoldilocks

    Answer by cdgoldilocks at 1:00 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • We adopted my DD at the age of 9 months. She was 27 pounds and was off the charts for both weight and height. This was one BIG baby! As soon as we got her home we took her off all the cereal her foster mom had been feeding her and gave her a lot of veggies. Once she started walking she did lose some weight and got even taller. Her Dr. said we were doing everything right and to not be concerned. Now she's 2 1/2, still really tall for her age, but now weighs about 30 pounds and is still healthy as can be. Eats a ton! Every kid is different, and as long as the Dr. says everything is ok, I wouldn't be concerned.
    icook

    Answer by icook at 1:09 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • That's the problem is the doctor wants to send her for tests because she lost a pound in a month. She went from 50th at nine months to 5th at a year and now a month later she's off the charts if she has lost more by next week she's going to a specialist. What could be wrong?
    Beyondthesky37

    Answer by Beyondthesky37 at 2:01 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • is she getting taller? i would make a pedi appt asap!
    vakatia

    Answer by vakatia at 2:05 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • She grew three-fourths of an inch since nine months. He head size dropped from 50th to 5th as well.
    Beyondthesky37

    Answer by Beyondthesky37 at 2:13 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • I don't know what the problem might be but since your doctor is concerned, listen to him and go for the tests.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:20 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • Could be a thyroid issue or something genetic. Let me do some research for you.
    imtheonlysane1

    Answer by imtheonlysane1 at 3:33 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • i would think it's from the increased activity.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 3:45 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • It is looking like this is not as uncommon as you may think. They will order blood tests and special head X rays. http://www.babycenter.com/400_my-baby-has-a-small-head_2015659_164934484074.bc
    imtheonlysane1

    Answer by imtheonlysane1 at 3:48 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

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