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Weight Concerns:Very Pale and Underweight 2 and half year old
2006-01-01
Name: Aoife
I just don't know what to do. My son is only 2and a half and very skinny. His weight seems fine for his age (I\";ve checked it on a few weight charts) but alot of people are commenting on him looking thin. I can see it myself. Myself and my husband do our very best to get him to eat good food but it's hopeless. He will actually get sick if he has to eat something he doesn't like. He eats spegetti, sausages, ceareal etc. He'd gag if I tried to give him vegetables even so I still try him every single day. He's a very clever child. He can count and write his name and everything and sings songs and stuf, so his brain is perfect! (Thank God) . He's very happy. The only issue is the not eating enough. What can I do. He's too skinny. What can I do to put a bit of colour into his face!!!

Also I'm sick of people saying to me \";Would you not feed him a bit more\";. If another person comments on my sons weight I'll crack up. You'd think I wasn't feeding him!!!! Or I don't care about my own son.

Please please help. I feel like a very bad mother.....
 
2006-07-04
#1
Name: Ayanna
Subject:  underweight 2 year old
Since your child likes spaghetti- I would suggest mashing up veg such as carrots, zucchinis, even aubergines in the tomato sauce you use. Most kids can't tell it's in there.
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2006-01-09
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Name: Shubhendu Singh
Subject:  no worries
I was here to do some research on my MBA project, but I could not resist responding to your quote.

Let me assure you that if the child is playful and eats what he likes when he is hungry, there should not be much to worry about. Its amazing how kids have a system which helps them choose the right amount of food for them.

I do not wish to trivialize your concern and I would definitely seek another opinion from a pediatrician and see if he/ she would prescribe something to increase food intake. But, nothing that would keep me awake.

Good luck!
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2006-01-09
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Name: nidhi
Subject:  hi
hi aoife
you didnot mention his weight. i also have a 2 and a half year old boy
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2007-09-22
#4
Name: kamal
Subject:  please help
dear nidhi

i come to know that ur son is two and half year old kindly read my mail on this board with a subject of worried mom and please reply me.
waiting for ur reply
kamal
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RE:worried
Hi kamal,
Not gaining weight also troubles you a lot some people will not gain weight though they eat food a lot.It may take some time to gain weight you do not get worried or tensed about that she will put on weight gradually.... - None [View Message]
RE:this is very big problem for you,, give me an idea
Hi Jayanthi,
It is the common for any one because all of sudden it would be very hard for any one to change.It would be better make him try a new ones then definitely he will move from bottle to glass.Many things were in market.... - No Name [View Message]
RE:How can gain weight
Always try to follow a controlled diet with exercise that is mostly for gaining weight. But i just suggest you. Please don't take any powder to gain weight since it might have some side effects and also will give some other problem in future. I hope you understand its your health and life . Take care.... - Shalini [View Message]
RE:hi
I would suggest not to use any powder since it can have side effects on the body or some other issue in long run. Its not that easy to gain weight but shortcuts might effect in a bad way on your own body. Try to consult a doctor and also weight training on particular type and proper diet is a must ... - Saloni [View Message]
RE:worried
Hello Kamal,
How is your kid now, Have you consulted any doctor so far. Did there any improvement seen so far. I think moving to potty is not an issue but regarding height you have to take care.... - No Name [View Message]
RE:ur son
wow.....this is really a grt reply. it will surely help i think. i am sure sona u are a very best mother for ur kids. good going. i will try to be patient with my kids too from now..... - sukanya [View Message]
hi
use weight gain powder. it really helps and workout daily. my brother also was underweight. his gym trainer suggested weight gain powder.it really helped him.... - swara [View Message]

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