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Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
Mar 1st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Devil's Advocate:</b>" I have a friend who has started body building and is considered obese based on muscle weight alone."</blockquote>




Same with my husband. Those charts are nuts.

Heather ♥ 4 kids; 3 angel babies; Miami, Florida 2439 posts
Mar 1st '13
Quoting AidensMama101107:" wow this makes me think my son is small he only weighs 42 pounds!"


how tall is he? idk exactly how tall veronica is, but i am 5'4" and the top of her head is about 3" under my b**bs.

user banned 4 kids; 00000, WE, Malta 68658 posts
Mar 1st '13
Quoting AidensMama101107:" wow this makes me think my son is small he only weighs 42 pounds!"


My 4.5 year old is like 33-35 lbs.

AidensMama101107 18 kids; Wichita, Kansas 3453 posts
Mar 1st '13
Quoting Heather ♥:" how tall is he? idk exactly how tall veronica is, but i am 5'4" and the top of her head is about 3" under my b**bs."


Uh i think last time he was like 46 inches he is a taller than alot of kids in his class. It used to be that he was the same amount of inches as pounds.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
Mar 1st '13

She's probably just muscular. Those charts aren't accurate

Inc0gnitus 2 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 4325 posts
Mar 1st '13

My DS was like 4 ft 3 at his five year check up and 55 lbs, they never said anything to me about him being overweight. That is mind blowing! She looks chubby BUT I was a chubby kid and am now 5'7 and 142 lbs (before being pregnant and giving birth I was consistently 130), my siblings and I were ALWAYS at the high end of the 90th percentile in weight and height. I wouldn't worry one bit about that weird chart, or what a quack(in your situation anyways) or wic crazy has to say about her weight.

AidensMama101107 18 kids; Wichita, Kansas 3453 posts
Mar 1st '13
Quoting Piecey.:" My 4.5 year old is like 33-35 lbs."


well that makes me feel better.

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
Mar 1st '13
Quoting Piecey.:" My 4.5 year old is like 33-35 lbs."



Same with DD. She's a skinny little thing.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Mar 1st '13

My old pedi wanted to put savannah on a diet because her BMI was in the "overweight-obese" category. Her weight alone was fine but since she is short it made her BMI like 90. Mind you I can see ribs on this kid. She was a chunky baby and always at the top of the growth chart. I think the doctor looked at me being morbidly obese and assumed thats the direction she was headed. At her 3 year check up she said if she wasn't loosing weight in the next 3 months I would have to put her on a diet. Yea a diet for a three year old. Heaven forbid she look at her chart and see that she hadn't even grown in an inch in the last year. Sure enough 2 months later same weight but she grew 2 inches and was at a BMI of 64. I loathe that chart too and we switched doctors.

Heather ♥ 4 kids; 3 angel babies; Miami, Florida 2439 posts
Mar 1st '13
Quoting AidensMama101107:" Uh i think last time he was like 46 inches he is a taller than alot of kids in his class. It used to be that he was the same amount of inches as pounds. "


well who knows!! you wouldn't guess mine weighs that much until you go to pick her up, though. she has muscle tone in her legs and her back so i think that is where all her weight is.

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
Mar 1st '13

I think those charts should be done away with and they should take a body fat measurement at the office instead. And of course that should not be taken the same as it is for adults because children have more body fat than adults.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56012 posts
Mar 1st '13

I gotta say that I am pretty shocked that some of you would think that she look chunky or chubby. She just seems so skinny to me. Like, i've seen overweight kids and I cannot even picture putting Cora in the same catergory.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
Mar 1st '13
Quoting FaithLovesPussyCats:" She's probably just muscular. Those charts aren't accurate"


I don't think so either.
I don't have a child to compare but I will say at my thinnest (even looked thin) I was in an at risk of being overweight/overweight category and I know it's just because I have extremely muscular legs from playing soccer and genetics. If it were me personally I would only worry if I was looking unhealthy and had unhealthy habits... stuff like that.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
Mar 1st '13

Those BMI charts also don't take a person's frame into consideration. A person with a larger frame can carry more weight than a smaller frame, and if they were the same weight, the smaller frame would look(and might be) overweight where the larger frame would not. I am 5'10" and normally weigh 120-125 when I'm not pregnant, and I look healthy, not super skinny. If I weighed the "ideal" 150, I would look overweight because I do have a very small frame.

AidensMama101107 18 kids; Wichita, Kansas 3453 posts
Mar 1st '13
Quoting Heather ♥:" well who knows!! you wouldn't guess mine weighs that much until you go to pick her up, though. she has muscle tone in her legs and her back so i think that is where all her weight is."


not from the pictures i almost asked if you had 10 pounds weights on her lol.