Posted in Child's Health, Nutrition, Toddlers

21 month old not gaining weight!😔

Anonymous

Hi Parents, I need your advise/suggestions please... my 21 month old daughter has been stuck at the same weight of 19 lbs since she was 12 months old, her pediatrician says she is ok... but for some reason I'm worried cause I don't think it is normal. She is a toddler so she is very active and she is also a very picky eater. Did any of your kiddos go through this... I'm thinking of taking her to a pediatric dietitian??? Not sure what to do????

  • Anonymous
    Sep 23

    It's not normal but that doesn't necessarily make it "bad". My daughter is 26 months and 20 lbs. As a baby she was a little small but as time goes on the comparisons in size are much more noticeable. I've never really worried nor has the doctor because I'm an adult the size of a 12 year old (4'11", 88 lbs). I figure she just takes after me. If your doctor isn't concerned, I wouldn't be either. As long as she's not refusing to eat I think you're fine.

  • Anonymous
    Sep 23

    Thank you for your reply and advice. I'm also quite petite , and I was told by my OBGYN and her pediatrician that she will be a tiny little girl... well I guess good things come in small packages😊

  • Kieli
    Sep 23

    My daughter did the same thing ... she was about 20 pounds for a solid 6 months after I stopped breastfeeding. I started giving her pedisure as her pediatrician asked me to, and she did gain 2 pounds within the 2 months I gave it to her. Then she just started gaining, normally again. Just listen to the advice her pediatrician is giving and ultimately, she is is your child. You know her best and if you think she needs further attention then act on that.

  • Anonymous
    Sep 23

    Thank you Kieli! I will ask her pediatrician about pediasure.

  • Liza M.
    Sep 23

    Same here! My daughter has been hovering around 23lbs for the past several months and she is almost 2. I just put last year's pants on her and the still fit totally fine. She does have a dairy allergy but is otherwise a good eater and very active. I'm also under 4 feet. Some people are just little! 😊 You're a good mom for asking all the questions and she is lucky to have you.

  • Anonymous
    Sep 23

    Thank you Liza! Appreciate the support and kind words!

  • Anonymous
    Sep 24

    My son is 22 mo and has been the same as his 12 mo appointment weight!!!! He was a super fat baby so I feel like it’s now just filling in as he’s getting taller? My doctor didn’t seem incredibly concerned about it, she says toddler years are tough with weight- every kid is really different but as long as I make sure he’s eating enough and healthy then we won’t really worry. She said in the first year you expect multiple pounds a month! But you don’t expect that for years to come, so it’s a lot different than the first year of life. ANYWAYS. I don’t know the right answer I guess, but same thing is happening with my son! He runs around like maniac 90% of the day, so I think he just burns a lot of calories cause the kid EATS lol

  • Anonymous
    Sep 24

    Thank you! Glad to know my kiddo is not the only one :)