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Does anyone else have a child who is big for their age and so people think he/she is older?

My son is 2 but he is around 40 pounds. The other day I was changing his diaper at church this lady asked my why my 4 year old still wears diapers. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


Asked by Anonymous at 9:27 PM on Apr. 25, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (14)
  • I get the same thing! He's so big and very coordinated. I got told I should be ashamed for not taking a five year old who can't talk to a speech therapist. He's two! And the even bigger issue, why do these people think it's okay to approach us with these accusations? Even if they were older, why is it their business what we do with our children?

    Answer by MamaStuart at 9:33 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Yeah, my daughter was twice the size of other kids her age. Even now-she is only 14 and the waitress tried to hand her a wine menu.

    Answer by emmyandlisa at 9:30 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Not my toddler. But my 11 year old daughter already looks like a teenager because she has 34d breasts and is only 1/2 inch shorter than me. Even though I was a teen mom when I had her, people always assume we are sisters. I guess I should be flattered.

    Answer by keisha613 at 9:31 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Yes. Both of my girls are tall for their age. They must get that from daddy because I am only 5 foot, lol. My 3 year old is in a 5 slim jean and my 20 month old is wear 2T-3T. They both measure in the 95th percent in height and weight.

    Answer by amber1330 at 9:32 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • No, I have the opposite problem. People are always amazed when they see my 9 month old standing because she's so tiny - she's only 14 lbs and they think she's like 5-6 months old if that.

    Answer by missanc at 9:33 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Yep I have a 2 yr old who weighs 38 lbs and everyone thinks she is like 4-5 yrs old.

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 9:34 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • My youngest is taller than her older sister by about 3-4 inches. She is nine and looks about 12. Everyone thinks she is older.

    Answer by luvmygrlz at 9:35 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • I have the same issue as missanc. My DD is 12 months but looks like she's 9 months. She's also seriously lacking in the hair department, so that doesn't help her either.

    Answer by SleepyCupcake at 9:37 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • I would have corrected her. I don't think you said anything wrong to her, she shouldn't have assumed.

    Answer by amber1330 at 9:44 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • What would you have said to the Mom at church? I just told her he is only 2 and only wears diapers away from home. She seemed embarrassed.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:35 PM on Apr. 25, 2011