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How do i get my one year old to gain weight?

My little one is 1 and she only weights 17 pounds she is underweight. she eats all the time and she eats regular food. how can i get her to gain some pounds? what can I do?

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Asked by serenitysmom20 at 2:00 PM on Apr. 25, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Mc Donalds, Mc Donalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza HUT!

    Answer by Mommy103110 at 2:02 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • I had one of those. No matter what I did she gained slowly. She was 16.75 lbs at a year. And a whopping 22 lbs at 2. She was just a peanut.

    She is peanut no more. She is 11 and 5 ft tall, weighing about 89 lbs. From 7-8 she gained 11 lbs! Then from 10-11 she gained 20!

    Personally, as long as she is healthy and eating well, there isn't a lot to worry about. Some are naturally small, some large. The key is healthy food and food habits.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 2:04 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • lol i was just kidding. My cousin is VERY tiny. Some kids are petite. As long as she is eatin healthy. Just keep encouraging her to eat good foods and have her eat several times a day :-)

    Answer by Mommy103110 at 2:08 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Just make sure she eats healthy. She will appreciate being thin one day.

    Answer by mompam at 2:10 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Feed it lots of food.

    Answer by babygirl60428 at 2:12 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • feed it

    Answer by babygirl60428 at 2:21 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Just feed her healthy foods. My 2nd son was 15 lbs at a year, but he ate all the time. It just happened that his body type is always going to be thin. He's now 11 and very healthy but still very much on the skinny side no matter how much he eats.
    You can talk to your doctor about pediasure (there are two kinds now, one with just all the vitamins, and one with all the vitamins and designed at add weight - make sure you get the regular pediasure and not the "sidekicks"), or about toddler formula instead of milk (toddler formula has 30 calories/ounce as opposed to regular milk which has I think 24?). My 5th just hit 14 lbs at 9 1/2 months, so she's going to by little at a year too, and those are the things her doctor has talked about.

    Answer by missanc at 3:19 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

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