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How concerned are you with your child's weight?

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Asked by nikihamm at 7:53 PM on Apr. 17, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • not concerned he runs about three miles a day and walks and lifts weights.

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 7:55 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • a little. my son is 9 and weighs about 90 lbs. his appetite has exponentially exploded! im trying to keep it to healthy decent foods. doesnt help my ex takes him to mcdonalds every chance he gets. but were being very active and hes in hockey and starting football soon too, that should help. going to have a busy summer and well see how it goes

    Answer by mykidsmom86 at 7:56 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • terribly. I keep an eye on their BMIs at every dr visit, even if it's just getting their ears checked. at 6 yrs old though despite my fears of obesity in the future we've chosen to keep our son on whole milk since he doesn't get a lot of other fat in his diet

    I also micro-manage their activity level and tv amounts

    Answer by hibbingmom at 7:56 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • not at all...they eat decent well rounded meals and get lots of outside running around time.

    Answer by leejoy at 7:57 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • im concerned about my 4 year old, she is underweight. her weight only makes it into the 3rd percentile, with her height being about 75th percentile. so she is very long and lean. her and my 2 year old can both fit into some 3T clothing. no matter what i do i cannot get this girl to gain weight. she weighs about 32 pounds. :(

    Answer by tnm786 at 7:57 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • I'm not. They eat healthy and are very active, and both are a healthy weight. They're both tall. My oldest weighs 65 pounds and will be 9 in June. My youngest is 43-45 pounds and will be 6 in June.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 7:57 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • I'm not, they are active and I serve healthy meals, they don't eat a lot of junk so I don't really worry at this point (they are 3 and 5)

    Answer by Bubbie0809 at 8:01 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • not at all, my son is very active and we take him to the park or outside. He eats pretty healthy ( sometimes we get fast food, I'm not gonna lie) Just even running around in your house is great excercise. peek a boo is my son's favorite

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 8:08 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • i have 3 kids and i am not concerned at all.. they are 5 3 an 2 and their weights are 33, 36, 30. they are okay by me!

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 8:13 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • I'm a bit concerned. My daughter has been loosing weight lately because she's been so sick, and she's always been on the small side to begin with. I also suspect that my son his on the upper end of the healthy bmi range, which worries me a little. They're about to be sixteen though, so I have to learn to let go a little bit. I just try to make sure they eat well at home and encourage them to make good decisions when they're on their own.

    Answer by lytate95 at 8:28 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

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