My grandbaby is skinny but she eats so much...

United States
June 10, 2011 5:43pm CST
I am worried that she will someday be overweight. Even after she finishes her plate, she is at someone else plate. I know that I like to eat so I understand the being greedy. I am almost 40 so I don't think I will be gaining any weight. Do you all think she will overweight?
4 responses
• India
11 Jun 11
do not worry. People who have a lot of mental work, eat more, like students. As you say, she is a growing baby, she needs more. So everything will be fine.
• United States
11 Jun 11
Thank you for responding. I am praying that she does alright.
@cwcjam (15)
• United States
10 Jun 11
I think she will be fine. Usually teenagers tend to eat alot more because they are growing a lot and especially if they are active they need to keep up their energy.But in your case if you eat like her at 40 you will probably become overwight because its harder for older women to maintain their weight since their matabolism slows down. Then if you aren't exercising on top of that there is no doubt you will gain weight.
• United States
10 Jun 11
Thank you for responding, but she is only 4 years old. But someone responded and said that children do alot of running and jumping. So this could mean that she will not be overweight.
@swtpareek (651)
• United States
10 Jun 11
My brother does the same and believe me he is the thinnest person at home!! Children tend to overeat at times but then if they are active and do a lot of jumping around it is all fine. But still to keep her healthy and fit give her lots of fruits and salads to eat. I know how children hate to have that nutritious food but just try to make sure that she supplements her diet with all the necessary nutrition too.
• United States
10 Jun 11
Thanks for responding. I really didn't think about the fact that they run and play alot. This does help them, too. And I will make sure to by plenty of vegetables.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
11 Jun 11
I think as long as your grandbaby is active playing and jumping around, it won't make her overweight. Kids loves to eat a lot as long it suits their taste. In fact many kids that i had seen, always eats a lot when they are still at a tender age like 2 - 6 yers of age. After all, kid who likes to eat a lot is much better than kid that don't like to eat. Parents always worry when their kids don't have good appetite.