Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

2 Bumps

Does she look underweight to you?

16 mo old DD is 31 in tall and about 20 lbs. According to the charts she is underweight. Her ped has questioned her eating before, but has never pushed it. This child eats ALLLLLL the time! But she is ALWAYS moving. She never sits down to play for more than a few min. I don't think she looks skinny at all.

Answer Question

Asked by jedwards2009 at 9:36 PM on Apr. 27, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

Level 17 (3,282 Credits)
Answers (26)
  • no she dont look underweight

    Answer by letstalk747 at 9:37 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • Looks fine to me!!! Keep a food journal and show your pedi!!

    Answer by crazy4u49033 at 9:38 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • no, not to me. my youngest is 15 months, 31.5 inches tall and 23 pounds. she looks about the same as your dd only mine has a bit more chub on her, and mine has much less hair :(!

    Answer by tnm786 at 9:38 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • NO not at all! My DD is exactly the same way! with the activity and being so small. No worries! She is so cute btw! :)

    Answer by Keeely07 at 9:38 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • No she doesnt look under weight! She has a high metabolism. I did the same thing. I really was tiny growing up.. I stayed under 60lbs until I was like 11. I was just tiny

    Answer by annabelle092810 at 9:38 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • she looks fine. and cute!

    Answer by dullscissors at 9:39 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • it just means that she is smaller than average. it's fine....the charts are just a guide, not something to worry over (unless of course there is an eating issue, but that's not the case).

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:40 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • She looks fine to me.

    Answer by sweetmom1007 at 9:40 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • she looks fine to me, i hate those charts from the doctor all kid are different and they all wont grow at the same rate or be the same size. i think all it does it make mamas worry when their child isnt on the perfect spot on the chart (not you, just in general) i have seen so many moms get very upset when the doctor tell them what percentile the child is in. as long as she is eating and is over all healthy you shouldnt have aything to worry about.

    Answer by MamaSusieQ045 at 9:43 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • The charts are changed almost every year to accommodate the "majority" who are overweight.

    ALL of my children were "underweight". All healthy. All eat well. They are simply active, unlike most of obese america.

    I was curious, so I checked weight charts from when I was a baby (26 years ago), all of my children were considered average- between the 50-80%.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 9:43 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.