I have a two and a half year old son. He is 33 and a half inches tall. He weighs between 28 and 30 lbs. (it fluctuates). He was born 3 weeks early and weighed 9lbs .05 oz, My ob said if he had been full term he would have been about 12lbs. He doesnt eat junk food, only healthy lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and occasionally a sweet here and there. (teddy grahms). Our health department said hes heavy for his height. I am just wondering what I am doing wrong, if anything. I feel he’s very healthy. He has a very healthy appetite. Any advice? His dad is 6ft tall, men on my side family large build, pediatrician says theres no prob with his weight, just health department, diabetes not a factor in his birth weight but I do have history of it on my side of the family…
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As long as he not cosidered obese dont worry about it. There is no correct weight for a little kid. He was born big so you can only expect him to grow at that constant rate. You cant expect him to not grow. I am not a nutritionist but I have worked with lots of little kids. One little girl I was a nanny for was the top 98% for her wieght and height but she didnt eat anything out of the oridnary that was just her. THe doctor told us that it was ok and healthy.