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big belly

Does anyone know about this? My 18month old son wakes up in the morning with a very flat stomach by the end of the day his belly looks like he is pregnant, this happens every single day. He goes to the bathroom like normal he eats fine he doesn't fuss about it though. Is this normal? His pediatrician doesn't seem too concerned about it.

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Asked by 81dolphin at 3:53 PM on Dec. 30, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Maybe it's just gas. I'd ask the ped what he thinks it is though.

    Answer by admckenzie at 3:55 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • It's called a distended abdomen and it's very normal in toddlers. It's just the way their bodies are proportioned. Don't hesitate to ask the Dr. if you are concerned, but if he's eating normally and having regular bowel movements chances are he's perfectly fine.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:01 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Thank you!

    Comment by 81dolphin (original poster) at 12:47 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

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