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Old 01-15-2013, 06:31 AM   #21
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I wouldnt worry just yet either.

Dd1 was an average size newborn but by 9mos she had fallen off the charts. She didnt gained a single ounce b/t 12 and 18 months and then only gained 8oz over the next 6mos. She hit all her dev. milestones on time and some way early and I was a skinny mini growing up so I never really worried about it. She will be 8 in 2wks and only weighs 42lbs(yep, thats not even 5% on the weight charts).

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Old 01-15-2013, 07:20 AM   #22
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Re: Ds in 9% weight ...what now?

My YDD fell off the growth curve around 15 mos.

At first I was worried, esp combined with her having such a slow time starting to talk.

They gave me a script for bloodwork and referred me to a GI.

But I talked to my grandma, my parents, and some older friends, who laughed and pointed out that DH and I are both small people - DH is 5'6", 130lbs, I am 5'3" 115lbs - and my DD was normal in every other way. Even though her speech wasn't clear, she was attempting to talk, could clearly understand us, showed affection and excitement, and played with things in a way that showed that she was thinking and trying to problem solve. We also have no family history of allergies or other disease.

In the end, we chose not to put her through the testing. I am glad we decided not to. Her speech has caught up. She is still small, at 21 mos 19.5 lbs, and about 32 ".... but she is obviously fine. She eats a ton, too. And is developing totally normally in every other way.

I just checked the growth chart, my YDD is about 50% for height, but is not even on the curve for weight.

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Old 01-15-2013, 07:43 AM   #23
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My daughter was a very slow gainer. She didn't double her birth weight until she was 15 months old. She weighed 8 lbs 12oz at birth and then only 16lbs at 1 year, she didn't register on the charts. Her doctor wasn't concerned because she was developing in every aspect; learned to walk, talk etc. at a very early age.
She is 7 and only weighs about 42-43lbs but is strong and does ballet and gymnastics 2x a week
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Thank you so much for the replies. Dh and I are short and lets say stalky. Not overweight just stout....farm kiddos lol. I'm 5'5" and dh is 5'8" so I don't expect much but he's very busy...eats excellent ...and is crawling and sitting and babbling like a mad man. I'm going to keep doing what we are doing and offer food more often I think.
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Don't freak out but don't ignore it either. DS2 didn't gain from 9 mos to 12 mos & it turned out he was Type 1 Diabetic. I'm not saying that your child is but I am so glad they caught it before he was in DKA, diabetic coma.

Ds3 was failure to thrive. He finally hit 20 lbs & 30 inches at almost 14 mos. He needed Elecare thickened. Now he eats like a horse, everything he gets his hands on. He even likes cabbage.

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Don't freak out but don't ignore it either. DS2 didn't gain from 9 mos to 12 mos & it turned out he was Type 1 Diabetic. I'm not saying that your child is but I am so glad they caught it before he was in DKA, diabetic coma.

Ds3 was failure to thrive. He finally hit 20 lbs & 30 inches at almost 14 mos. He needed Elecare thickened. Now he eats like a horse, everything he gets his hands on. He even likes cabbage.

Jodie ~ mama to Big K, Medium K & Lil' k
I would love to see him eat cabbage how do u prepare it?
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:03 AM   #27
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Honestly, my DS seems to never gain weight. He has been about the same weight since 2 (3 now) but he grows like a weed and he meets/surpasses all his milestones. He was born at 8lbs, grew great for about 9 months to a year and since everything has fallen percentile wise in everything, his head size even fell off the chart. There is nothing wrong with him, he is really smart. He is very active and goes through growth spurts like he should. He is super tall and already in size 4.
Anyways, point being, it isn't always that there is something wrong. Kids grow differently. I freaked out and still worry about my little man but I know he eats healthy, he is smart, and right on track with everything else. Try not to stress too much.
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My 15 month old averages 6-8oz of weight gain a month she was 14.5 pounds last time she was weighed, she is in the less than 1% for weight and hight but has always been tiny she's never been higher than 5% on her chart
She eats tons and is still nursing 4 times a day and has a sippy cup of whole milk daily, as long as she gains at least a few ounces and is on track developmentally I'm not concerned she's just going to be a tiny little thing
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:15 PM   #29
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I would love to see him eat cabbage how do u prepare it?
http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/17843...-sausage-pasta

Probably not the healthiest, greenest, Crunchy-esque recipe but we like it. My granma was Pennsylvania Dutch & this was a staple.

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Re: Ds in 9% weight ...what now?

Babies come in all shapes and sizes. At 9m mine was 15.5lbs, and 29", her head has always been right around 50th percentile. My DD just tends to run lean and tall.

It's a good idea to keep tabs on these things, but I wouldn't put too much effort into worry about it. I think the charts can be misleading. As long as he's meeting the milestones and has a good appetite I wouldn't worry too much. We did the blood tests and everything was normal. Babies come in all shapes and sizes.
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